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Mandela Foundation mourns passing of Maya Angelou

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, noting: "Our archives reveal that today in 1986, Mr Mandela watched in prison the film version of her work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

Commemorating 50 years since the Rivonia Trial

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country's turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.

It’s not easy to talk about Madiba – Ahmed Kathrada

In delivering the third Mandela Colloquium lecture, his old friend Ahmed Kathrada spoke with great affection, always recounting his memories of their years together in the present tense, as if Mandela was still present in his life. They met when Kathrada was a teenager, and he was inspired by the former leader's strength, courage and deep sense of equality.

Tribute to Arthur Goldreich

The ruling African National Congress remembered Arthur Goldreich, a key member of the liberation movement, as a South African who sacrificed his white privileges in a tenacious fight for freedom and equality in the country.
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