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Mandela gets new smart ID card

Nelson Mandela's daughter, Zindzi Mandela, received the former president's new smart ID card at an event to celebrate his 95th birthday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday.

Freedom Park: celebrating peace

On a small hill outside South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria, a unique and complex monument celebrates freedom and honours the people who struggled and died to liberate the country from apartheid.
Trekker site gets heritage status

Thousands bid farewell to MaSisulu

Thousands of people braved the cold weather on Saturday to bid farewell to African National Congress struggle icon Albertina Sisulu, who died in Johannesburg last week.

Tears, tributes for ‘Mother of the Nation’

Mother of the nation, heroine, dignified leader of the struggle against apartheid. These were some of the phrases used to describe the late Albertina Sisulu during an official memorial service in Pretoria on Thursday.

Albertina Sisulu remembered

Just weeks after casting her vote in South Africa's 2011 local government elections, liberation struggle veteran Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu has passed away, aged 92.

South Africa honours national heroes

President Jacob Zuma bestowed national orders, the country's highest civilian honour, on 33 South Africans and four foreigners on Wednesday for outstanding achievements and contributions to freedom and development in South Africa.

Gautrain steaming ahead

Gauteng’s controversial Gautrain project looks like it will arrive at the station on time with the announcement that the first phase of the project will come into operation a mere two weeks before the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicks off.