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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba)

Date of Birth: 18 July 1918
Place of Birth: Mveso, Transkei
Died: 5 December 2013


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The blame game

Madiba shows the way Former President Nelson Mandela has openly and repeatedly disagreed with his successor's views and disapproved of the government's actions...


Gatsha bites back

He was a member of the ANC Youth League in the 1950s and now wants recognition as a national leader alongside icons such as Albert Luthuli Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela although this is the second time he has botched a bid for the KZN premiership...


Kraaling out of trouble

The left-centre struggle is most intense in the Xhosa Eastern Cape birthplace of Nelson Mandela Mbeki and other ANC leaders; the province sends more delegates to the national conference than others...


The right wing explodes

In 1994 Nelson Mandela's transitional Government of National Unity included six former apartheid ministers; two years later ex-President Frederik Willem de Klerk led a walkout and the breach was never repaired...


A nuclear waste

Then President Nelson Mandela after consulting Mbeki appointed Penuell Maduna an ANC lawyer as Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs...


Peace talk, but is it real?

Hitimana claimed that Buyoya was imposed as head of state in 2001 by the then mediator former South African president Nelson Mandela against the wishes of most Tutsi and Hutu politicians...


Congress gets scratchy

Madikizela-Mandela though not a candidate is admired by some traditional leaders and rural electors and could cause trouble; another influential loose cannon is former 'homeland' ruler Bantu Holomisa who founded the breakaway United Democratic Movement and resisted ex-President Nelson Mandela's attempt to woo him back to the ANC...


Local, global or both

Professor Meer a lifelong ANC activist who wrote Nelson Mandela's official biography Higher than Hope has recently led protests in Durban's Indian townships against the ANC-dominated council's housing policy...


Buthelezi replays history

For a while the ANC seemed to have tamed Buthelezi by giving him a senior cabinet post and occasionally allowing him to assume the role of acting president when Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki were out of the country...


End of an Alliance

The DP was formed in 1989 just before Nelson Mandela's release from Robben Island as a repository of liberal values funded by big business...


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