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Watch: Milestones in Mandela’s long walk

As we commemorate a year since the death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013, we look back at significant moments in his life and struggle, told partly in his own words.

Remembering Mandela, one year on

It has been a year since Nelson Mandela passed on. His departure, mourned by the world, still impacts us today, prompting us to live by his example with compassion, reconciliation and Ubuntu.

Former stars get behind Carling Black Label Cup

One of the world's great club football rivalries will be on show on 26 July when Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash at the FNB Stadium outside Soweto in the Carling Black Label Cup, a unique contest which allows the fans to select the teams' starting line-ups.

Chiefs, Pirates to clash in Carling Black Label Cup

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will renew one of the great rivalries of world football when they meet at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on 26 July in the fourth edition of the Carling Black Label Cup - a competition which gives the fans an unprecedented say in the composition of the teams.

Brazil give Bafana a football lesson

A crowd of 51 083 turned out at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening to witness upcoming World Cup hosts Brazil hand South Africa a 5-0 thrashing with a fluent and entertaining performance.

Bafana without Khune, Dikgacoi for Brazil clash

Bafana Bafana will be without captain Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi, who have both been ruled out because of injuries, for their international friendly match against Brazil at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Scoring for Mandela

anne taylorBy Anne Taylor
19 August 2013

More than 60 000 fans showed up for the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg this weekend – and they were thrilled by what they saw: both the Springboks and Bafana Bafana won their matches.

Photo: @Unite4Mandela via Twitter

After the sporting derby, the celebrations continued with musicians such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zahara, DJ Black Coffee, Toya Delazy and Mafikizolo rocking the stadium.

The occasion was put together to honour former president Mandela, whose passion for sport was legendary. "Sport," he once said, "has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does."

Bafana shine in win over Burkina Faso

Bafana Bafana produced an impressive attacking performance to defeat Burkina Faso 2-0 in a Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day clash at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.

Mandela’s aura unique: Tiger Woods

Golfing great Tiger Woods, speaking to journalists at Muirfield on Tuesday ahead of the British Open, recalled meeting with then South African President Nelson Mandela in 1998, saying: "That's an experience that I will never, ever forget."

Jordaan appointed as advisor for 2014

Danny Jordaan, the former 2010 Fifa World Cup chief executive, has been appointed as a special advisor to the 2014 event in Brazil.
2010 Fifa World Cup: one year on