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.

Obama praises Mandela as his `personal hero`

Describing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as his personal hero, US President Barack Obama has said the African leader was one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly decent human beings to grace the earth.

PM Modi pays homage to Mandela on his birthday

On the birthday of Nelson Mandela on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the late South African icon, saying it is an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace.

Month-long Indian festival in S Africa starts with exhibition

A digital exhibition featuring the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela as two of the greatest leaders of the past century has kicked off a month- long Indian festival here today that will celebrate the strong bonds between India and South Africa.

South African mayor held over Mandela memorial funds fraud

A South African mayor and two other local officials were arrested today over alleged abuse of state funds meant for Nelson Mandela`s memorial, according to police and government officials.

Hong Kong travel agency told to pull Mandela advert

The South African consulate in Hong Kong on Tuesday told a travel company to immediately pull a front-page advertisement featuring an image of a fist-pumping Nelson Mandela above the word "freedom".

Family marks end of mourning for Mandela, six months on

The family of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela marked six months since his death on Sunday with a traditional cleansing ceremony at the family home in Qunu.

Festival to mark India-South Africa friendship

The union culture ministry Thursday released a logo depicting a handshake and the faces of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi side by side in a circle for the Festival of India to be held in South Africa.