Posts – Culture & History

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

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)

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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Sensational Soweto

  • 24 October 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Soweto is wonderful and vibrant – from famous streets and monuments to lovely architecture, big malls and fantastic people, it is a sensational place that offers many exciting activities.

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Stunning street art in South Africa

  • 10 October 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Some argue that graffiti (or tagging) and street art are one and the same, while others suggest that the former is not an art form while the latter is often a witty reflection on the state of the nation that brightens up urban environments.

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