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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...

Celebrating the South African Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.

Destination Cape Town

Perched between the ocean and the mountain, and with a national park as its heart, Cape Town is wild and wonderful. Among its attractions are climbing, surfing and diving along with vibrant nightlife, excellent wine and endless shopping.

Press release: Freedom is a gift from leaders like Kathrada

The freedom that we celebrate today is a precious gift bequeathed to us by leaders such as Ahmed Kathrada, says Brand South Africa's CEO...

Remembering ‘Uncle Kathy’: Ahmed Kathrada 1929-2017

Former Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada died today, following a long illness. He was 87. After 1994, Kathrada served as a...

Mandela: a life in books

There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.

A guarantee of freedom: South Africa’s Bill of Rights

South Africa's ground-breaking Bill of Rights is widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. All South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens. Read the full text of the Bill of Rights.

Give a book in Mandela’s name

children-and-books---thumbA book drive marked the first anniversary of the death of Madiba. Education was close to his heart and people are encouraged to donate books to beat illiteracy. The Nelson Mandela Book Drive is a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Book People.

Hlumelelisa grows hope in prisoners

hlumelelisa---thumbAn inspiring project is giving hope to prisoners at five correctional facilities by teaching them horticultural skills. And the proof is in the pudding: fewer people who have gone through the programme return to prison. Instead they concentrate on getting their lives back on track. And that’s “how we measure our success”.

Hlumelelisa grows hope in prisoners

hlumelelisa---thumbAn inspiring project is giving hope to prisoners at five correctional facilities by teaching them horticultural skills. And the proof is in the pudding: fewer people who have gone through the programme return to prison. Instead they concentrate on getting their lives back on track. And that’s “how we measure our success”.