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Why did Mandela's closest Comrade end up as tour guide?

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In Ahmed Kathrada`s death in Johannesburg at age 87, students of South African history have lost a precious resource person with a unique perspective on one of the world`s great national liberation movements -- how it peaked, then lost its fizz.

South African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

The South African rand plunged more than five percent after President Jacob Zuma on Thursday sacked his finance minister, a man widely seen as a competent manager of one of the world`s most important emerging economies.

South Africa's Zuma plans to sack finance minister: ally

South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to sack his respected finance minister.

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dead at 87

Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela`s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Affectionately known as "Uncle Kathy", the 87-year-old liberation struggle stalwart was hospitalised in Johannesburg earlier in March after surgery to relieve blood clotting on the brain.

India-origin cartoonist told to shut South Africa school

Famed Indian-origin South African cartoonist Nanda Soobben has been asked by the country's Education Department to shut his design school.

ANC shaken by South Africa election losses

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) vowed Friday to learn from bruising local election results that showed South African voters turning away from the party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.

PM Modi pays tribute to Gandhi, Mandela

PM Modi also paid a visit to Nelson Mandela Foundation, an NGO founded by Mandela in 1999 to promote his vision of freedom and equality for all.

Terrorism a shared threat, need to remain vigilant and cooperate: PM Modi in South Africa

Terrorism a shared threat, need to remain vigilant and cooperate: PM Modi in South Africa

Speaking in the South African capital Pretoria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed that terrorism is a shared threat which puts “the safety of our people at risk”.

CIA spy claimed his tip-off led to Mandela arrest: Report

A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela`s 1962 arrest, beginning the leader`s 27 years behind bars, an article in the Sunday Times reported.

DNA : Today in History, 10th May, 2016

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Mandela's ex-wife loses court bid to claim his home

Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela today lost a court bid to claim ownership of his rural home, in a ruling welcomed by his family after a bitter legal dispute.

Court withdraws Nelson Mandela grandson rape case

Court withdraws Nelson Mandela grandson rape case

A South African court Wednesday temporarily abandoned a rape case against the grandson of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela after the prosecution brought an application to "provisionally withdraw prosecution."

Watch: Today in History, February 11

Watch Today in History to learn the important event and occurrences that took place on this very date.

South African king, who is nephew of Nelson Mandela, begins prison sentence

South African King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is a nephew of the late Nelson Mandela, on Thursday began a 12-year prison sentence for kidnapping, assault and arson.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh​ Badal to hold talks with protesting farmers

Punjab CM Parkash Singh​ Badal to hold talks with protesting farmers

The crucial talks between protesting farmers and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to break the deadlock over peasants' demands will be held here on Monday even as rail services remained hit for the sixth consecutive day today, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Amarinder ridicules PM Modi's Mandela remark for Punjab CM Prash Singh Badal

Just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday compared Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to Nelson Mandela, Congress leader Amarinder Singh ridiculed the remark and termed it an "insult" to the legendary South African anti-apartheid icon.

How Twitteratis reacted to PM Modi calling Prakash Singh Badal 'Nelson Mandela'

How Twitteratis reacted to PM Modi calling Prakash Singh Badal 'Nelson Mandela'

Paying tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113th birth anniversary, PM Modi said something that stirred up a storm on social networking site Twitter.

1st T20, India vs South Africa: Coin with images of Gandhi, Mandela to be used for toss

1st T20, India vs South Africa: Coin with images of Gandhi, Mandela to be used for toss

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 146th birth anniversary, the BCCI has launched a specially minted toss coin with the images of both Gandhiji and Nelson Mandela for the Freedom Series.