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Ramaphosa says there will be no land grabs - wants to use "Madiba magic"

Ramaphosa says there will be no land grabs - wants to use "Madiba magic"

Ramaphosa says there will be no land grabs - wants to use "Madiba magic"
Tributes for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on his 87th birthday

Tributes for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on his 87th birthday

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.

Tributes for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on his 87th birthday
Is that Madiba or Robert de Niro, tweeps ask after Mandela statue unveiled

Is that Madiba or Robert de Niro, tweeps ask after Mandela statue unveiled

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.

Is that Madiba or Robert de Niro, tweeps ask after Mandela statue unveiled
Herman Mashaba wants city council chambers named after Winnie Mandela

Herman Mashaba wants city council chambers named after Winnie Mandela

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.

Herman Mashaba wants city council chambers named after Winnie Mandela
SA will deal with the land issue like it did apartheid - Ramaphosa

SA will deal with the land issue like it did apartheid - Ramaphosa

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.

SA will deal with the land issue like it did apartheid - Ramaphosa
President Ramaphosa unveils Madiba statue at United Nations in New York

President Ramaphosa unveils Madiba statue at United Nations in New York

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.

President Ramaphosa unveils Madiba statue at United Nations in New York
100-year-old Eastern Cape gogo’s dream of flying finally comes true

100-year-old Eastern Cape gogo’s dream of flying finally comes true

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.

100-year-old Eastern Cape gogo’s dream of flying finally comes true
Theresa May put on the spot: 'Did you protest for Nelson Mandela?'

Theresa May put on the spot: 'Did you protest for Nelson Mandela?'

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.

Theresa May put on the spot: 'Did you protest for Nelson Mandela?'
House of Mandela’s first wife has fallen into ruin since her death

House of Mandela’s first wife has fallen into ruin since her death

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.

House of Mandela’s first wife has fallen into ruin since her death
Zoleka Mandela's emotional letter to her grandma, Ma Winnie, gives South Africans the feels

Zoleka Mandela's emotional letter to her grandma, Ma Winnie, gives South Africans the feels

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.

Zoleka Mandela's emotional letter to her grandma, Ma Winnie, gives South Africans the feels
Madiba’s former Robben Island guard retires and reminisces about him

Madiba’s former Robben Island guard retires and reminisces about him

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.

Madiba’s former Robben Island guard retires and reminisces about him
Mark Fish starts project to scout for football talent in rural areas

Mark Fish starts project to scout for football talent in rural areas

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.

Mark Fish starts project to scout for football talent in rural areas
There’s another Mandela kid on the way, Mandla Mandela reveals

There’s another Mandela kid on the way, Mandla Mandela reveals

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.

There’s another Mandela kid on the way, Mandla Mandela reveals
Jacob Zuma has no private jet, so he couldn't attend Obama's lecture

Jacob Zuma has no private jet, so he couldn't attend Obama's lecture

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.

Jacob Zuma has no private jet, so he couldn't attend Obama's lecture
Mam Lillian's love and care towards orphans stretches over 18 years

Mam Lillian's love and care towards orphans stretches over 18 years

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

Mam Lillian's love and care towards orphans stretches over 18 years
Twitter debate: Does SA need to do away with Mandela Day to create Heroes Day?

Twitter debate: Does SA need to do away with Mandela Day to create Heroes Day?

“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.

Twitter debate: Does SA need to do away with Mandela Day to create Heroes Day?
How the United States spied on Nelson Mandela

How the United States spied on Nelson Mandela

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.

How the United States spied on Nelson Mandela
Mandela 100: 5 extraordinary kids whose amazing stories inspire many

Mandela 100: 5 extraordinary kids whose amazing stories inspire many

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.

Mandela 100: 5 extraordinary kids whose amazing stories inspire many
Ntsiki Mazwai dubs Madiba's legacy a money-making scheme: It's a bunch of elitist bullsh*t

Ntsiki Mazwai dubs Madiba's legacy a money-making scheme: It's a bunch of elitist bullsh*t

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

Ntsiki Mazwai dubs Madiba's legacy a money-making scheme: It's a bunch of elitist bullsh*t
A look at how the world celebrated Mabida's 100th birthday

A look at how the world celebrated Mabida's 100th birthday

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.

A look at how the world celebrated Mabida's 100th birthday
Virgin Atlantic names plane in honour of Madiba: Meet Lady Freedom

Virgin Atlantic names plane in honour of Madiba: Meet Lady Freedom

"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.

Virgin Atlantic names plane in honour of Madiba: Meet Lady Freedom
4 Celebs send heartfelt messages to Madiba on his 100th birthday

4 Celebs send heartfelt messages to Madiba on his 100th birthday

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.

4 Celebs send heartfelt messages to Madiba on his 100th birthday
7 Women behind Madiba: From his childhood to his death

7 Women behind Madiba: From his childhood to his death

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.

7 Women behind Madiba: From his childhood to his death
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