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The Eastern Cape bids final farewell to Nelson Mandela: Pictures

  • 15 December 2013 by Tara Turkington

Nelson Mandela, who was born in Mvezo during World War I and grew up in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, was laid to rest here this afternoon.


Eastern Cape welcomes Mandela home: Pictures

  • 14 December 2013 by Tara Turkington

It was a day of bright sunshine and a day of dark thunderclouds; it was a day of joy and it was a day of sorrow.


Cape Town bids Mandela farewell: 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.


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.


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.


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.


Model Alek Wek gives SA the thumbs-up

A brief interview with Sudan-born supermodel Alek Wek on visiting South Africa.


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.


Rocking for Rhinos 2013

Helicopter flips and performances by LCNVL and Crash Car Burn are just some of the attractions at the Rocking for Rhinos 2013 festival. At the end of the day, though, it’s all about raising funds for rhinos – and getting hands-on.


Inner-city celebrations

The Joburg City Festival is a celebration of all things Joburg, and takes place from 25 to 31 August 2013.