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Lord Joel Joffe: 1932-2017

This Mandela Month, we profile the late Lord Joel Joffe, who defended Nelson Mandela and his co-accused at the Rivonia Trial. Joffe died on...

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

Joburg honours struggle icons

The city of Joburg honoured two of its greatest residents, giving them the Freedom of the City. George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni received the honour for their role in contributing to South Africa's freedom - "one a defender and the other a member of the defending legal team".

‘South Africa must build the nation Mandela fought for’

We must confront that which divides us and pursue that which unites us, Acting President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans during a moving ceremony at Freedom Park in Pretoria on Friday, held to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela.

‘South Africa must build the nation Mandela fought for’

We must confront that which divides us and pursue that which unites us, Acting President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans during a moving ceremony at Freedom Park in Pretoria on Friday, held to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

Mandela Day book drive launched in Gauteng

The Gauteng Department of Education has, as part of its Mandela Day activities, launched a province-wide book donation drive to collect works on SA's liberation struggle to stock libraries at underprivileged schools. 

Play Your Part episode looks at Mandela’s legacy

The fifth episode of the Play Your Part TV series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday, 13 July at 9pm will focus on what South Africans are doing to carry forward Nelson Mandela's legacy.

New, in-depth study of Mandela’s image, legacy

The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela, a new book examining how Mandela became an icon during his lifetime, the meanings and uses of his internationally recognisable image, and his legacy in the 21st century, was launched in Johannesburg last week.