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.

UN introduces a prize in Nelson Mandela`s honour

The UN General Assembly introduced the "United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize" as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader.

UN sets up prize in honour of Nelson Mandela

The UN General Assembly Friday established the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader.

The Artist

Eleven year old artist, Radhey Patel talks to Jheel Gada about how he draws inspiration from Picasso, Van Gough and also Nelson Mandela.

`FBI spied on Mandela during his historic 1990 visit to US`

The FBI spied on South Africa`s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela during his historic visit to the US, following his release from prison after 27 years, according to newly released files.

Britain greets South Africa on maintaining "Mandela`s legacy"

British Foreign Secretary William Hague Saturday welcomed South Africa`s conclusion of its elections, congratulating the country on its determination to "maintain Mandela`s legacy", Xinhua reported.

Nelson Mandela widow calls on Nigerian government to find girls

Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel has broken the customary mourning period to call on the Nigerian government and international community to do more to find the 200-plus schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

ANC gets `overwhelming mandate` from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC`s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela.

Voting concludes in South Africa polls, counting begins

Voting ended peacefully in the fifth all-race polls in South Africa that are expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was first elected as president in 1994.