14 boys dead in S African province after botched circumcisions

Traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa`s Eastern Cape province, where the rite-of-passage practice is common, have left 14 boys dead and 141 injured this year, local authorities said Sunday. 

BBC editor compares extremist with Mahatma Gandhi, Mandela

A BBC editor has come in for sharp criticism after he compared hate preacher Anjem Choudary to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, a media report said on Thursday.

PM Modi greets people of South Africa on their Freedom Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of South Africa on their Freedom Day and remembered Madiba (Nelson Mandela) who strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people.

Blanket knitted to pay tribute to Mandela sets Guinness record

 A 3,133 square metres blanket, knitted together by people of six countries including India to pay tributes to the legacy of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, today set a new Guinness World record.

Nelson Mandela inspires West Indies' Jason Holder’s maiden Test century
Nelson Mandela inspires West Indies' Jason Holder’s maiden Test century

 West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder says images of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela as well as his dead grandfather flashed through his mind after scoring his maiden Test and first class century.

Mandela grandson convicted of assault

Nelson Mandela`s oldest grandson, who is also a member of South Africa`s parliament, was found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a motorist two years ago in the latest scandal to tarnish the Mandela family.

Posthumous Nelson Mandela memoir to be published in 2016

A posthumous memoir by Nelson Mandela, recounting his time as South Africa's first democratically elected president, is scheduled to be published around the world next year.

South Africa`s Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence in parliament Tuesday after being reviled by opposition parties as a thief who was destroying Nelson Mandela`s legacy.

South African minister who planned Mandela funeral dies

A South African Cabinet minister who led the planning of the 2013 funeral of Nelson Mandela died in a car crash early on Sunday, authorities said.

Idris Elba focus of new Nelson Mandela documentary
Idris Elba focus of new Nelson Mandela documentary

Actor Idris Elba's personal journey exploring the music of South Africa and Nelson Mandela, while coping with the death of his father, is the subject of the just-released documentary "Mandela, My Dad and Me".

Cricket World Cup: West Indies players in love with Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom'
Cricket World Cup: West Indies players in love with Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom'

Cricketers and books may not be best buddies but the West Indies team does have a lot of avid readers, including current captain Jason Holder, and their favourite book is Nelson Mandela's autobiography.

South Africa repatriates anti-apartheid heroes' remains from Russia

The remains of two prominent anti-apartheid activists who were among the mentors of Nelson Mandela were flown back home Sunday nearly 40 years after they died in Russia.

Durban to confirm 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
Durban to confirm 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

South African city Durban will Monday move significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games -- considered a possible launchpad for an Olympics bid.

Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him.

Mahatma Gandhi statue to be unveiled in Britain's Parliament Square

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in Britain`s prestigeous Parliament Square in London next month, a media report said Monday.

South Africa's ''Prime Evil'' apartheid killer de Kock up for parole

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed `Prime Evil` for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Friday whether he will be released on parole after 20 years in prison.

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.