Posts – Culture & History

Madiba: The avid sports fan and supporter

  • 13 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Nelson Mandela was a keen boxer when he was young and clearly a sports fan. Many of those who met him in this capacity testify to his interest and enthusiasm. Here are a selection of Madiba sporting moments, tweeted by sports stars and their teams in the past week.

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Cape Town bids Mandela farewell: Pictures

  • 12 December 2013 by Andrea Weiss (words and pictures)

Thousands of Capetonians streamed into the Cape Town Stadium the day after Nelson Mandela’s official memorial service in Johannesburg for a more informal goodbye, as some of South Africa’s top musical acts put on a free concert for the citizens as a way of saying goodbye to him.

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Mandela sites in Gauteng

  • 11 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds and Andrea Weiss

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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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

  • 09 December 2013 by Stuart Buchanan

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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Cape Town commemorates Mandela

  • 07 December 2013 by Stuart Buchanan

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

  • 06 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

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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Charismatic Clarens

  • 28 November 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Visit Clarens in the Free State for a wonderful time away, stunning vistas, a touch of history and much, much more.

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Johannesburg's Museum of African Design (MOAD)

  • 24 October 2013 by Andrea Weiss

Johannesburg’s new Museum of African Design (MOAD) in the trendy Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg was opened by Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile on Thursday 24 October 2013.

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