Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela

Key dates in the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela:

Nelson Mandela making progress: Parliament Speaker

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is making progress while undergoing treatment at a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu said on Saturday.

Barack Obama meets Nelson Mandela`s family amid protests over SA visit

Barack Obama on Saturday met the family members of Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in hospital, even as police fired stun grenades at hundreds of people protesting the US president`s visit to South Africa.

Mandela`s condition still serious but stable

Anti-apartheid icon and South Africa`s first black president Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, the Presidency said.

New South African party launches to break ANC grip on power

A renowned South African anti-apartheid activist will on Saturday launch a new opposition party to challenge the ruling ANC in elections next year.

South Africa`s anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu in hospital

South Africa`s revered anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Wednesday for treatment of a persistent infection.

Nelson Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up

Anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalised today for a "scheduled medical checkup", months after he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

South Africa mourns anti-apartheid veteran Sisulu

Albertina Sisulu collapsed and died at her Johannesburg home on June 02 at the age of 92.