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Take a walk down history on Freedom Day

Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa that commemorates the first democratic elections   held on 27 April 1994. It honours the heroes...

Join GEM this Mandela Month

If you're not sure what you'll be doing this Mandela Month, why not join GEM and Brand South Africa in helping those in need....

Run a marathon for Madiba

Starting at Manaye Hall in Imbali – where he gave his last speech as a free man – and ending at the Capture Site, where the Black Pimpernel was finally caught, the Mandela Day Marathon is symbolic of the triumph of the human spirit. There are also shorter distances, a trail run and mountain bike rides.

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.

Mandela posters show world’s respect

Among the many tributes to former president Nelson Mandela is a poster art project started by two South African designers. Instead of the 95 entries they hoped for, they got 700.
Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on

Following the Nelson Mandela trail

From the island prison where he lived for 18 years to his post-presidential archive in Johannesburg, from rural childhood scenes to a house in South Africa's busiest township, Nelson Mandela left a rich trail across the country for the discerning tourist to follow.

New campaign to power SA’s Proteas

South Africans are using the legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup to show their support for the country’s cricket team ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup, which starts in February.