Graça Machel

Three years on: Madiba’s death, reflections from Ramaphosa

On the third anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted “Mandela the Freedom Fighter and Mandela the Democracy Builder”....

Graca Machel launches Mandela Day at community-built township school

"We should reach out to each other." This was the message Graca Machel, global activist and widow of South African statesman and international icon...

5 women giving Africa’s entrepreneurs a helping hand

There are thousands of African women creating successful businesses, leaving inspiration and change in their wake, and in a small way helping to uplift Africa's narrative. The five women below are making massive strides in their respective business sectors, changing their industries and improving business for other women in Africa.

Graça Machel helps reduce world hunger

South Africa's former first lady, Graça Machel celebrated her 70th birthday a little early by working on a cause - to help end world hunger. She took part in a meal packing drive in her home country of Mozambique and worked with the Stop Hunger Now organisation.

Africa Progress Report speaks of continent’s green energy leaders

African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.

Mandela’s presidential years to get book treatment

A planned sequel to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, will unpack the years when he was the president of South Africa. Mandela began the book in 1998 but was unable to complete it. Now a group of former senior advisers will finish the task for him.

Machel, Blair head to SA for Mining Indaba

Graça Machel and Tony Blair are the keynote speakers at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 20th year. As head of the Foundation for Community Development, Machel leads the sustainable development sessions. A host of other global mining leaders and economists are scheduled to speak.

Investing in African Mining Indaba 2015

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba makes a compelling business case for why global investors should consider South Africa - and the continent as a whole - an important trade and investment destination.

Mandela’s peers reflect on his legacy

"He had a wonderful sense of humour. There would always be laughter with him." Naledi Pandor encourages people to have a sense of lightness when remembering Nelson Mandela, a year after his death, "because that is what he would want". She was among many reflecting on his memory.

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.