Chinos lined with a blue African print and floor length dresses in vivid greens and golds were some of the clothing on display when 46664 Fashion, a label inspired by Nelson Mandela, presented their latest collection ahead of an international launch in July.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve lost our greatest son.”
Nelson Mandela went home in an ambulance on Sunday after nearly three months in a hospital that became the focus of a global outpouring of concern, but authorities said the health of the former South African president remained critical and sometimes unstable.
The return of the 95-year-old leader of the anti-apartheid movement to his home in an affluent neighbourhood of Johannesburg allows his family to share time with him in a more intimate setting.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africans mark one year since the death of Nelson Mandela on Friday with commemorations including blasting vuvuzelas and reminders of his enormous legacy as an anti-apartheid icon and global beacon of hope.
In 1986, I enjoyed the last holiday season with family before authorities locked me in prison. Never having been incarcerated before, I didn’t know what the holidays would bring. A jury convicted me for the role I played in selling cocaine and I knew that authorities wouldn’t release me for decades. I had to find a way to make it through.
Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was attending a memorial honouring Nelson Mandela.
A statement Wednesday from the South African Police Service said the robbery of Tutu’s home in Cape Town happened between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday. That was the day the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and foe of apartheid spoke at the memorial service at a soccer stadium in Soweto township of Johannesburg.
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - The U.S. flag flew high outside a sheriff's office in South Carolina on Monday in defiance of an order from President Barack Obama to lower all flags in memory of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela. Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he believed the lowering of the flag to half-staff was a tribute that should be reserved for U.S. citizens.
While we don't want to detract in any way from the world's mourning the passage of one of 20th century's most luminary personalities, we can't help but be confused by the hypocrisy exhibited by certain members of the US government. The reason: it was none other than the US government-controlled Central Intelligence Agency that was instrumental in Nelson Mandela's 1962 arrest that resulted in his 27 year imprisonment on Robben Island.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A South African court ruled Wednesday that Nelson Mandela’s grandson must return the bodies of the former president’s three deceased children to their original burial site.
The court ruled against grandson Mandla Mandela, who moved the bodies of three Mandela children in 2011 from Mandela’s hometown in Qunu to his birthplace of Mvezo, about 25 kilometres away.
The family members claimed Mandla Mandela moved the graves without the knowledge or consent of his relatives.