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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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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...


A Saint Valentine's Day massacre, of sorts

Repeatedly invoking the memory of Nelson Mandela in his speech citing his 'wisdom and humility his abiding compassion and his essential integrity' Ramaphosa seemed to use the memory of Madiba as means to unify the ANC...


Zuma goes down fighting

At a rally in Cape Town on 11 February to commemorate the 28th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from jail Ramaphosa said he wanted to end a period of 'difficulty discord and disunity' and make 'a new beginning'...

Saturday 10 February: Ramaphosa and senior ANC officials attend church services and address meetings to celebrate the 106th anniversary of the ANC in the build-up to celebrations of the 100thanniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

Pravin Gordhan the former Finance Minister sacked by Zuma would become Minister of Public Enterprises; Joel Netshitenzhe former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela Thabo Mbeki and a Ramaphosa strategist would be Minister in the Presidency for monitoring and evaluation...


ANC dilemma deepens

HeavyweightsFuture South Africa has the backing of the foundations set up by the late President Nelson Mandela his confidant Ahmed Mohamed 'Kathy' Kathrada who died in March and former ANC leader Oliver Tambo; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and three former state presidents FW de Klerk Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe...


Here come the data-miners

The data analytics company that is widely credited with having swung Donald Trump's shock win in last November's US presidential poll and the 'Leave' vote in the United Kingdom referendum on European Union membership through its digital targeting campaigns Cambridge Analytica carries on its website photographs of former and current clients including the late South African President Nelson Mandela and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (AC Blog Cyberwar goes to the polls)...


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