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.
On the day after his death, Nelson Mandela’s compatriots did their utmost to show that his life’s mission had been fulfilled. The peoples of the country he christened the “rainbow nation” joined hands in his memory, united under the green, red and blue colours that represented them.
“Only one person in South Africa was a true unifier of our nation — and that was our Tata [father] Nelson Mandela,” Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, told a crowd outside the ornate colonnades and clock tower of City Hall.
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.”
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.
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.
JOHANNESBURG — The racially charged country that, on Nelson Mandela’s watch, inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994 is again in the global spotlight as South Africans reconcile themselves to the loss of a towering historical figure.