On the July 18th birthday of Nelson Mandela this year a constant throng of people of all age groups, social classes and skin colors jammed the quite street in front of Mandela's mansion in the ultra-ritzy Houghton Estates suburb of Johannesburg.
- Friday, 06 December 2013 17:28
I join the rest of humanity in commemorating the life of the greatest African that the world has ever known, a man who managed the unique global feat of being loved, admired, respected and idolised by the greatest number of the world's population in the course of his lifetime – Nelson Mandela.
- Friday, 06 December 2013 11:27
- William Gumede in Johannesburg and Patrick Smith
As president, Nelson Mandela pushed for democracy within the African National Congress and wider society as well as leading the drive for national reconciliation in South Africa, but his attempts at a more ethical foreign policy were sorely tested in his interventions in Nigeria and Zaire.
- Friday, 06 December 2013 11:03
- Crystal Oderson in Johannesburg
As the world mourns global icon, Nelson Mandela's death, tributes pouring are telling the story of a remarkable man. But what was it like to spend time on Robben Island, sharing a life long friendship with Mandela? Ahmed Kathrada spoke to The Africa Report's Crystal Orderson about meeting Mandela, his time on Robben Island, his friendship with Mandela and his legacy to the world.