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Nelson Mandela dead: South Africa in mourning as Jacob Zuma confirms news

South African President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the news that Nelson Mandela has died.

South African president Jacob Zuma booed at Mandela memorial

South African President Jacob Zuma holds the official program for the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at the FNB soccer stadium in Johannesburg.

Nick Miller As speaker after speaker at Nelson Mandela’s memorial called for unity, a greater voice spoke of the increasing dissent and disquiet at the heart of South African politics.

'Lonely' Oscar Pistorius 'unwise' to visit nightclub before row: family

Oscar Pistorius is experiencing an 'escalating sense of loneliness and alienation,' according to a statement from his family.

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius's visit to a nightclub while on a charge of murdering his girlfriend was "unwise", his family admitted after the sprinter was involved in a drunken brawl.

South African election highlights anger, determination

Twenty years after South Africans of all colours wowed the world by voting to end apartheid, they shrugged off sporadic violence and flocked to the polls for another landmark election.

ANC storms to victory in South African election with 62 percent of vote

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The results handed the governing African National Congress a victory with 62 percent of the vote - nearly the same share it won in 1994, the year it assumed power under Nelson Mandela in the nation's...

South African party leaders call quits on week-old alliance

Alan Cowell A merger of two prominent South African opposition groups that was announced with much fanfare last week seems to have collapsed in acrimony.

Duduzane Zuma investigated over fatal crash in South Africa: reports

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Police are investigating a son of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma for manslaughter after a woman died in an accident involving his sports car, media reports said Sunday.

S. Africa government denies Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

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Nelson Mandela remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition, the office of South Africa’s president says.

Now the fight over 'brand Mandela'

Former South African President Nelson Mandela  in 2008 onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park in London.

Peroshni Govender, Jon Herskovitz and David Dolan From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa.

South Africans prepare to celebrate Mandela's life with epic memorial in Soweto stadium

Gift of employment ... Nondumiso Ndzamela, 23, is one of thousands of South African's who will work at Nelson Mandela's memorial at Soweto's FNB Stadium.

Nick Miller Johannesburg: Nondumiso Ndzamela is 23. She was born the year Nelson Mandela left prison, and she was just four when he brought democracy to her homeland and freedom to her family.

Live: Nelson Mandela death leaves South Africa in mourning

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Leesha McKenny South Africa's "greatest son", former president Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 95.

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South Africans line the streets of Pretoria to say goodbye to Mandela

A girl displays the text 'RIP Mandela' on her cheek while waiting with her family to pay tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria.

Nick Miller Bono, Robert Mugabe and Australia's High Commissioner have joined Nelson Mandela's family in a private viewing of his casket, as it lies in state in South Africa's capital.

All signs suggest Obama's interpreter for the deaf was fake

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Nick Miller and Jessica Wright The international deaf community is up in arms as claims emerged the signed-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a fake.

Mandela memorial: the key moments

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Nick Miller These are the moments that got people talking at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Mandela event interpreter was 'sick' but still a 'champion of sign language'

A man passing himself off as a sign language interpreter punches the air during a speech being given by India's President Pranab Mukherjee at a memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at the FNB soccer stadium in Johannesburg December 10, 2013. The fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during Tuesday's memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world. Picture taken December 10.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY)

Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's funeral says a schizophrenic episode was to blame for him gesticulating nonsense - but he is still a "champion of sign language".

Long walk still ahead for new South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma holds up a banknote bearing the face of former president Nelson Mandela.

Nick Miller Yet another easy-listening ode to Nelson Mandela fades out on the radio and it's time for the ads.

South Africa's opposition targets ANC vote with black candidate

Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele (L) hugs opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Helen Zille at a news conference in Cape Town. Ms Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the DA in this year's South African election.

Amogelang Mbatha South Africa's main opposition party chooses Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress's grip on power.

Nelson Mandela's death comes at a difficult time for South Africa

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Lydia Polgreen Years after he retreated from public life, his name still resonated as an emblem of his effort to transcend decades of racial division and create what South Africans called a Rainbow Nation.

Nelson Mandela: South African people react

South Africans hold pictures of former South African president Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute following his death.

Xola Potelwa The music decks and end-of-year office parties fell silent across South Africa on Thursday when President Jacob Zuma delivered the news nobody wanted to hear: Beloved anti-apartheid hero Nelson...