Remembering Nelson Mandela’s first steps of freedom

On Sunday 11 February 1990 - 25 years ago - millions of people around the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster prison in Paarl.

The evolution of Bill Gates

Ahead of the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, to be given on 17 July, the eve of Mandela Day, we profile this year's speaker, philanthropist...

Mandela: a life in books

There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.

Mandela gravesite to be open to public

The grandchildren of Nelson Mandela have said his gravesite will be opened to the public, for people to pay their respects to the late leader and philanthropist. No date was given, and it will happen sometime "in the future". Mandela was buried in Qunu, in Eastern Cape.

Nelson Mandela’s life on the run, captured

At a secret meeting with Albert Luthuli in Durban, a young Nelson Mandela spoke about switching to an armed struggle to end apartheid. On the way to Johannesburg – back home – Mandela was arrested in the Midlands. His "freedom" was finally over. The Capture Site is now an extraordinary place to visit.

67 minutes at a children’s home on Mandela Day

A team from Brand South Africa, the SA Men's Hockey Team and other stakeholders spend Nelson Mandela International Day at the New Jerusalem Children's...

Watch: Nelson Mandela on how Anne Frank’s diary inspired him

Anne Frank was an inspiration to Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment on Robben Island. In celebration of Mandela Month, see this video where Mandela...

Mandela’s ‘Speech from the Dock’ – 50 years on

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has released a rare photograph of Nelson Mandela to mark the 50th anniversary of his famous Rivonia Trial speech, in which he declared that he was prepared to die for a free South Africa.

Nelson Mandela Foundation encourages the world to find sustainable solutions for a better future

A dedication to active citizenship is at the heart of South Africa’s character. The endeavours of responsible, revolutionary, and resourceful active citizens who take...

10 Incredible ways to get involved with charities this Mandela Day to Play Your...

Here's how you can get involved with different charities this Mandela Day South Africa - The idea of Mandela Day (67 minutes) was inspired by...