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  • Maxwell hints at new album

    06 December 2013 2:57 PM 28

    Gia Kaplan | Yesterday, 14:08 JOHANNESBURG – Grammy award winning singer Maxwell has hinted that his highly anticipated new album will be released very soon. The singer, who is currently in South Africa for three performances, says after four years, he is finally ready to release the second album in the BLACKsummers' night trilogy. “Just look for a very special

  • Swimming SA mourns Madiba's passing on

    06 December 2013 1:29 PM 34

    Swimming South Africa has expressed its sadness on Friday at the death of Nelson Mandela. The passing of Madiba is a great loss not just for his family and the country but the world at large, Swimming SA said in a statement. Swimming has taken Madiba's values and words to heart and hope to live by them daily by creating hope for the many children that are taught

  • US star pays respects at Madiba’s home

    06 December 2013 1:17 PM 20

    December 6 2013 at 12:35pm By SAPA Johannesburg - US gospel singer Kirk Franklin arrived at former president Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Friday. “This is a sad day but also a day to pay respects and remember what Nelson Mandela fought for,” he told journalists gathered near the house. Franklin is set to perform at Rhema church

  • I dropped Mandela's glasses: iLIVE

    06 December 2013 1:17 PM 20

    I was privileged to meet Madiba twice before he became president, through my work at the United Cricket Board of South Africa. In 1993 he came to greet the touring England team at a cricket match in Soweto and Ali Bacher asked me to accompany him back to his waiting car after the opening ceremony. Madiba asked me to hold his glasses as he got into the back of the car. In my nervousness

  • Madiba: Celebs bring flowers, pay tribute

    06 December 2013 12:44 PM 36

    December 6 2013 at 01:29pm By SAPA Johannesburg - Actors and comedians were among the celebrities who arrived with bouquets of flowers at the Houghton, Johannesburg home of former president Nelson Mandela on Friday. Among those paying their respects was actress Leeanda Reddy, who plays the character Priya in the soapie Isidingo. Comedian David Kibuuka

  • Ster Kinekor stops screening of Madiba film

    06 December 2013 10:23 AM 28

    December 6 2013 at 10:46am Ster Kinekor halted the screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Friday. The announcement came after the company posted a tribute to the former South African president on its Twitter page the morning after news of his death broke. “We are deeply saddened by our beloved Madiba's passing and join with the rest of our country

  • Food glorious food! SARIE launches first app

    06 December 2013 10:12 AM 29

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  • Madiba was my father, says warden

    06 December 2013 10:06 AM 33

    December 6 2013 at 12:04pm By SAPA Cape Town - “Mandela was my prisoner, my friend, my president and my father,” Christo Brand, 53, Nelson Mandela's prison warden on Robben Island, told reporters. Brand remained Mandela's warden through Mandela's transfers to Pollsmoor in Cape Town and Victor Verster prison in the Cape winelands. “When he was released

  • DStv launches Mandela memorial channel

    06 December 2013 9:22 AM 46

    MultiChoice has announced the launch of a Nelson Mandela memorial channel on DStv, paying tribute to the former South African president who died yesterday at the age of 95. Channel 199 will host the tributes, with a full schedule of programming to be communicated shortly, while MultiChoice has also launched a tribute website. MultiChoice executive chairman

  • Soweto remembers Madiba

    06 December 2013 8:52 AM 29

    Nelson Mandela was a “second Jesus” for what he had done for the world, said one of the people who had gathered outside his former home in Vilakazi Street in Soweto on Friday. “We are not here to mourn but to commemorate, honour, and celebrate him because of everything he has done,” said Lerato Hlongwane of Dobsonville. She said she felt relieved that the country’s