It was nearing midnight on Thursday when the former Springbok captain took the call. Francois Pienaar had just returned to his hotel from the Wanderers cricket ground in Johannesburg where he had...
Rene Vollgraaff, Janice Kew, Robert Brand South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela's memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people as ordinary citizens to heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
Twelve of Nelson Mandela's most famous quotes.
South Africans called it the "Madiba magic" after his clan name - Nelson Mandela's quirky mix of grandeur and simplicity - and his colourful custom-made shirts.
Neil McMahon In the years after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, Australian journalist Neil McMahon observed the Mandela phenomenon up close as a foreign correspondent.
Leesha McKenny South Africa's "greatest son", former president Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 95.
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.
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...
Chris Dutton Nelson Mandela had a "massive aura", "walked the walk", "no one in the world can rival him" for the way he changed the world and "inspired the Rainbow Nation".
Jon Swaine An American television presenter has prompted outrage after boasting online that she killed a lion in South Africa.
Jane Flanagan President Robert Mugabe has offered a $US300,000 reward to anyone who can unmask an anonymous whistleblower behind a string of leaks about alleged Zimbabwean government assassination plots,...
Cape Town's Archbishop has led Nelson Mandela's closest family in a sombre prayer, offering support for his wife and a "peaceful, perfect, end" for a man considered by many to be a living saint.
South Africa: Former South African president Nelson Mandela is now on life support in a Pretoria hospital.
South African President Jacob Zuma, who had abruptly cancelled a trip abroad to be near the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon, reported he ‘‘remains critical but is now stable’’.
US President Barack Obama has met the family of his "inspiration" Nelson Mandela, but was unable to visit the anti-apartheid legend who remains critically ill in hospital.
US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa can only fulfil its rising potential with leaders who strive to improve the lives of their people, decrying 'thugs and warlords'.
Sunrise over Alexandra township is an unimposing affair. Night gently rolls itself away, revealing a rust-coloured smudge of wood-fire haze, hanging on the horizon above the hundreds of silhouetted...
Nelson Mandela is showing no sign of improvement as he battles a lung infection in a Pretoria clinic where he was admitted four days ago, the South African government says.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 94, has been readmitted to hospital with a renewed lung infection and is in ‘‘serious but stable’’ condition, the presidency said.