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.

Mandela left his mark on many homes

Born in a small village in Transkei, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg as a young man. He called several places home over the years, from a backyard shack in Alexandra to an upmarket house in well-heeled Houghton. In his retirement, he divided his time between the city and his rural retreat in Qunu.

Partners team up to feed the future

Thousands of children go to school without breakfast. They are lethargic and cannot concentrate. This makes teaching and learning impossible, trapping them in poverty. Alongside government feeding schemes, the private sector has initiatives to put food in every child's stomach.

Nelson Mandela science school – a promise fulfilled

Four years ago, the head of Siemens made a commitment to Nelson Mandela – to build a school in the quiet rural village of his birth. That school, a state-of-the-art science and technology secondary institution, has now opened to great fanfare.

Qunu birthday wishes for Mandela

Learners at the school Nelson Mandela first attended as a child have wished the former president a blessed 95th birthday, joining a worldwide chorus of wishes for South Africa's anti-apartheid icon.

Happy birthday, Tata Madiba

Birthday wishes were pouring in for former president Nelson Mandela as he turned 95 on Thursday, with a tangible sense of celebration in the country as millions of pupils sang "Happy Birthday Madiba" and South Africans from all walks of life geared up to pay tribute to their national treasure.

Travelling the Mandela Route

Nelson Mandela was born and raised in rural Eastern Cape. It is here that he learned about politics at the knees of his tribal elders, and it is here that he retired from active politics as he aged.
Mandela exhibition goes to Paris

How does Mandela Day inspire you?

The recent launch of the annual International Mandela Day is a reminder to us all that giving to others requires little effort when you consider what the man did for the nation.
Schools to benefit for Mandela Day 

Mandela bridge project under way

Construction of the 140-metre Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge over the Mbhashe river in the Eastern Cape is progressing well, with the Mvezo and Dondolo villages in particular set to reap major benefits from the R123-million infrastructure project.

Liberation Route to honour heroes

South Africa has begun work on a series of museums and monuments, together forming a National Liberation Heritage Route, to honour the women and men who fought against apartheid.