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Mandela sites in Gauteng

There are numerous sites and venues in Gauteng that commemorate our former president, Nelson Mandela, and others that tell parts of his story.

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A spot of Reuben for Christmas?

Chef Reuben Riffel’s new book, Braai – Reuben on Fire, makes an ideal South African Christmas gift.

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Madiba: Tributes on the Square

Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is a meeting place for mourners wanting to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela.

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Sites of struggle: Mandela and the Mother City

While Nelson Mandela’s legacy will continue to be felt worldwide, it will be especially so here in South Africa, where he was a leader of the anti-apartheid Struggle and oversaw the transition to democracy, becoming the country’s first democratic president in 1994.

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Festive events in December 2013

December in South Africa is synonymous with summer holidays, which makes it one of the best times to have some outdoor (and indoor) festive fun.

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Cape Town commemorates Mandela

On Friday morning, following the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing, I took to the streets of Cape Town to see where people were going, what kind of mood had settled over the city, and if there was any physical sign of the great loss the world has just experienced.

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Celebrating Madiba’s life with song and dance (and plenty of #MadibaMagic)

Ordinary South Africans celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela through song and dance.

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#MadibaMagic: Nelson Mandela in pictures

Nelson Rohilhlahla Mandela, fondly known as ‘Madiba’ and often ‘Tata’, is known for his compassion and his key role in South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy. Here is a selection of images of this great and iconic son of South Africa.

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Luminous lightning shots in South Africa

When the rain comes down it may not be ideal beach weather, but one of the compensations is dramatic lightning displays.

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Big sky country and the Great Karoo's legendary feline

I’m at Samara private game reserve for the beauty of the area, but also to check up on a legendary animal – Sibella the cheetah. Badly injured in a Limpopo farmer’s steel trap, she was rescued and brought to Samara in 2003, where she was nursed back to health and released back into the wild.

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