Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu celebrated his 87th birthday on Sunday, 7 October at a Cape Town hospital. Tributes poured in from various public figures and institutions for the Nobel Laureate. More on Briefly.co.za.
A new statue of Nelson Mandela was recently unveiled at the UN General Assembly in New York and South Africans are not impressed. Many are saying the statue looks more like Robert de Niro than the Madiba they knew and loved.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela was honoured with a freedom of the city award but it's not enough according to Johannesburg's mayor. Mayor Herman Mashaba wants the city council chambers to be named after her as well.
President Ramaphosa said that South Africa would take on its land reform problems by following Nelson Mandela's example of democracy. Ramaphosa is confident that South Africa will solve all its problems as it did in the past.
President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the unveiling of a Nelson Mandela statue in New York. The statue was unveiled at the UN General Assembly on 24 September. Ramaphosa said the statue reminds that SA wants a better world for all.
Emily Sakulwa, a 100-year-old gogo from Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape took to the skies for the first time ever in her life thanks to Kulula.com, Talk Radio 702, and Europcar. She flew to Johannesburg and then Cape Town.
Theresa May was put on the spot after a journalist asked her if she protested the release of Nelson Mandela when he was in prison. Social media users reacted to her response, dubbing her a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Evelyn Mase Mandela's home in Cofimvaba has fallen into absolute ruin. Not only do people come and go on the property as they please, the building has been vandalised as well. Mandla Mandela said they plan to restore the house.
For the first time since her grandmother passed away in April, Zoleka Mandela opened up about losing Ma Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a heart-wrenching letter on social media- and it gave Instagram users the feels.
Christo Brand, the man who guarded former president Nelson Mandela for 12 years at Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisons, has retired. Over the past 20 years, he has worked as a tour guide at Robben Island Museum.
Soccer legend Mark Fish, through his foundation, has launched a project known as "Game of Stars." It aims to scout for soccer talent in rural areas as well as build relationships among farmers and farm workers. More on Briefly.
Nkosi Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, has revealed that he and his wife, Rabia Clarke, are expecting their second child soon. The couple got married in 2016 and welcomed their first son in 2017.
Former president Jacob Zuma decided to skip the official Nelson Mandela celebrations and rather attended an event organised by Mandela's grandson. Zuma's reason for not attending is his lack of access to a private jet.
Mam Lillian is a modern day Robin Hood, but with better methods. She has dedicated the last 18 years of her life to helping orphans in the Ebony Park area. Her dedication and determination have caused others to pick up the cause
“Perhaps, rather than a Mandela Day, South Africa needs a Heroes’ Day!” Dumisani Hlophe wrote on Twitter and it sparked a debate on the social media platform whether or not Nelson Mandela day should be replaced by a heroes day.
The Washington-based group, Property of the People, reportedly released thousands of pages of the United States intelligence documents on Mandela on Wednesday, July 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Nelso Mandela's centenary celebrations have unearthed dozens of extraordinary young South Africans whose stories of resilience and societal initiatives are inspiring thousands. Read about five of them on Briefly.
While the world celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela, Ntsiki Mazwai took to social media to throw some serious shade at his legacy, which she called ‘bullsh*t
Several countries honoured the late former South African president Nelson Mandela by throwing gala dinners and showcasing his life and times though exhibitions. So, Briefly took a look at how the world celebrated Madiba.
"Former President Nelson Mandela fought for freedom and equality – two values that are strongly shared by Virgin Atlantic," Liezl Gericke, the Head of Middle East and Africa for Virgin Atlantic, commented on Wednesday.
Some celebs and other notable local and international personalities took to social media to wish Nelson Mandela a happy 100th birthday. And, Briefly.co.za decided to gather four messages in honour of the late Madiba's centenary.
The old saying goes something like this: ‘Behind every good man is a great woman’. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela or Madiba as South Africans lovingly remember him, was undeniably a great man supported by great women.