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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba)

Date of Birth: 18/07/1918
Place of Birth: Mveso, Transkei
Died: 05/12/2013


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Dancing the third-term tango

Critics say that Condé is also not only adopting his predecessor's staff but his methods of repression wondering at what became of the man who once claimed Nelson Mandela as his role model...


Zuma blusters at Zondo

When he returned from exile in 1990 Zuma was relieved of his senior intelligence job by  Nelson Mandela  and veteran ANC heavyweight Joe Nhlanhla  took charge of intelligence during and after the democracy negotiations...


Long shadow of corruption over new order

Usefully for his chances of becoming Deputy President again Mabuza was also 'cleared' the day before Ramaphosa's inauguration by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of unauthorised expenditures totalling 5 million rand (US$340 000) on luxury vehicles and 70m rand on a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela...

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The real post-election fight

Ruling party stalwarts who served under former Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki have spoken up against the inclusion of candidates facing fraud allegations and said that they will challenge any of those selected to prevent them sitting in parliament...


ANC’s not-so-clean slates

Its share of the vote dropped to 54% in local government elections in 2016 and the party lost three of the country's major cities – Johannesburg Tshwane (Pretoria) and Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) – to opposition coalitions...


The fight for the ANC’s soul

In the 2016 local elections the ANC won large metropolitan areas such as Tshwane (Pretoria) Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) but because they polled less than half of the vote the opposition Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters were able to take control by forming coalitions...


Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

Just weeks before his death Annan led a delegation of the Elders the group of diplomats and advisors founded by Nelson Mandela to Zimbabwe to urge the main parties to abjure violence in the national elections...

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Riyadh to the rescue

Suspect salesSaudi Arabia's historic relationship with Denel cooled when President Nelson Mandela's government introduced human-rights-related controls on arms sales...


Sisi in the city

After a shaky start when Sisi compared the legacy of his predecessor Egypt's second president Gamal Abdel Nasser to Nelson Mandela's in a speech on the side-lines of the Assembly the Egyptian president managed to shore up a series of alliances...


Ramaphosa begins world tour

In 1997 Ramaphosa at then-President Nelson Mandela's request became the co-chair of the Commonwealth Business Forum along with Lord Cairns keeping this association until 2013...


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