Nelson Mandela: leader among leaders

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time. His role in fighting apartheid and his ability to steer South Africa through the crisis of its rebirth earned him a world reputation as a statesman and peacemaker.

18 facts about the 9-metre Mandela statue

Weighing in at more than 3.5 tons, the new statue of Nelson Rolihlala Mandela unveiled on Monday at the Union Buildings shows the father of the nation with his arms outstretched, as if embracing the nation. Find out the facts behind this remarkable feat of art and engineering.

Mandela centenary coin unveiled

South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela throughout 2018; the commemoration begins this month with the announcement of a new...

The day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison

Twenty-five years ago today, on 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out of jail and into a South Africa on the verge of becoming a new, transformed nation. We recall the events of that historic day.

Mandela Day 2018 launch – a centenary celebration

Mandela Day 2018 launch – a centenary celebration                   Yesterday 23rd April 2018, the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched Mandela Day at the Constitution Hill in honour...

The Nelson Mandela Bridge

Paris has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge. And Johannesburg the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge, named after the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide.

Nelson Mandela books: a selection

The world's authors - from biographers and journalists to friends and comrades - have found compelling stories to tell about a life lived with courage and conviction. Here's a selection of some of the best books about Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela.

Guide: what you can do on Mandela Day

The Nelson Mandela Foundation encourages people to carry out their volunteer work for the long term, starting on Mandela Day. Brand South Africa reporter In time...

13 June 1964: Mandela arrives on Robben Island

Fifty years ago, on 13 June 1964, Nelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island to start serving his life sentence for sabotage. But, as his prison card shows, it was not his first time on the island.

Mandela’s legacy lives on in each of us

Education. Literacy. Food security. Shelter. The environment. These are the areas the Nelson Mandela Foundation asks the people of the world to focus on...