Chief Guests at previous Republic Day parades

Chief Guests at previous Republic Day parades

Former Mandela aide talks South Africa race relations on Twitter

A white woman who worked as a personal assistant to Nelson Mandela has stirred unease about race relations in South Africa after criticizing the current president for allegedly making anti-white remarks.

Mandela`s former aide sparks South Africa race row

Nelson Mandela`s former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has apologised after sparking an online race row with comments that white people were being made to feel unwelcome in South Africa.

Mandela`s ex-wife loses bid to stop family meeting

 A South African High Court on Tuesday threw out an application by Nelson Mandela`s ex-wife to block a planned meeting to discuss infighting in the late peace icon`s family.

Gandhi statue at British Parliament will cement India ties: David Cameron

Justifying the decision to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square here, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the initiative would lead to Britain cementing its historical connection with India.

Madonna defends posting pictures of Mandela, Luther King
Madonna defends posting pictures of Mandela, Luther King

 Pop diva Madonna has sparked controversy after she posted altered images of Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on her Instagram account.

Outrage over Madonna's use of Nelson Mandela, MLK pics for new album
Outrage over Madonna's use of Nelson Mandela, MLK pics for new album

Madonna has sparked outrage after comparing herself toNelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and others in order to promote her new album 'Rebel Heart'.

Executors to fight Winnie's bid to nullify Mandela's will

Executors of Nelson Mandela's estate vowed on Monday to oppose attempts by his former wife to acquire his country house, bequeathed to his widow Graca Machel and the Mandela family after his death last year.

'I was never a saint', says Mandela's newly disclosed writings

South Africa's anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela had grave concerns about his global idolisation as a saint by his followers.

DNA: Punjab eye camp tragedy, 60 patients lose eyesight

60 persons have lost their eyesight after an operation at a free medical camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, civil and medical authorities said on Thursday.

Obama pays homage to Mandela on this first death anniversary

Remembering Nelson Mandela on his first death anniversary, US President Barack Obama on Friday said that the struggle and sacrifices of the anti-apartheid leader inspire people to stand up for fundamental principles.

Barack Obama pays homage to Nelson Mandela`s enduring inspiration

 US President Barack Obama on Friday paid homage to South Africa`s late ex-president Nelson Mandela on the first anniversary of his death as a visionary who remains an enduring source of inspiration.

South Africans remember Nelson Mandela through tradition and prayer


Johannesburg: As smoke rose from the long, spiralled kudu horns in his hands, tribal chief Ron Martin raised his voice and praised the spirits of South Africa`s ancestors, one year after Nelson Mandela`s death.

South Africans keep Mandela`s memory alive with tattoos

Mpumelelo Masinga takes a deep drag from his cigarette, his hand trembling with apprehension. 

South Africa unveils plans for Mandela's first death anniversary

South Africa would commemorate the first death anniversary of global icon Nelson Mandela next week with a range of diverse events, including an inaugural marathon, inter-faith prayer service and a symbolic wreath-laying ceremony.

Mandela's widow says heart 'heavier' as anniversary approaches

As the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death approaches, his widow Graca Machel said on Tuesday that her heart was growing heavier and that it was still difficult to accept he is gone.

Nelson Mandela`s ex-wife files suit disputing his will

Nelson Mandela`s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela Tuesday filed court papers challenging the late statesman`s will, media reported.

Idris Elba to release album inspired by Nelson Mandela
Idris Elba to release album inspired by Nelson Mandela

Actor Idris Elba is due to release an album of songs inspired by Nelson Mandela. For his studio debut, Elba has enlisted the help of artists including James Blake, Mumford and Sons, Mr Hudson and Nothembi Mkhwebane, reportedly.

Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela`s home: Report

Nelson Mandela`s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader`s country home, local media reported on Tuesday.

South Africa`s Kyalami track to be sold

South Africa`s Kyalami racetrack, which hosted Formula One Grand Prix races for nearly two decades, will be sold and could be lost to motorsport, auction organisers said Wednesday.