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  • Over 100 sites to view Mandela memorial

    09 December 2013 2:05 PM 14

    December 9 2013 at 02:42pm By SAPA Johannesburg - Over 100 public viewing sites will be open for former president Nelson Mandela's memorial service, the government said on Monday. “At least 150 public viewing areas will be active at various times during this week. Details of these sites are listed on the official government memorial website, www.mandela

  • 'Do not weep for Mandela'

    09 December 2013 1:53 PM 15

    December 9 2013 at 03:05pm By SAPA Johannesburg - Andrew Mlangeni, a comrade of Nelson Mandela who spent more than two decades in jail with the former South African president, says Mandela was an “electrifying personality” who was a leader both during his time in prison and outside. “It is with a heavy heart that I have to bear the pain of witnessing

  • Motlanthe pays homage to Mandela

    09 December 2013 1:46 PM 24

    December 8 2013 at 12:58pm By Omphitlhetse Mooki Johannesburg - “On Thursday, December 5 at 20.30 a heart more precious than gold stopped beating,” said Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe while addressing congregants during a special prayer service at the Grace Bible church in Pimville, Soweto on Sunday. He spoke of a Mandela who communicated a message

  • La Grange: I loved Madiba deeply

    09 December 2013 1:41 PM 16

    Lindiwe Mlandu | Today, 12:29 CAPE TOWN – Nelson Mandela's former assistant Zelda la Grange has shared her memories of the late global icon. Madiba passed away at his home in Houghton in northern Johannesburg on Thursday night at the age of 95. La Grange told the Redi Tlhabi Show that she was overcome by a feeling of loss. “I don't think you are ever prepared

  • 70 heads of state to arrive in SA

    09 December 2013 1:41 PM 16

    Eyewitness News | Today, 07:07 JOHANNESBURG – Government officials are gearing up for a week that will see 70 heads of state and 10 former heads of state arriving in South Africa to pay their respects to former president Nelson Mandela. Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela says world leaders will travel

  • Condolence books for all KZN districts

    09 December 2013 1:27 PM 5

    December 9 2013 at 10:59am By SAPA Durban - KwaZulu-Natal residents wanting to send messages of condolence for former president Nelson Mandela can sign books available in all districts of the province, premier Senzo Mchunu said on Monday. “Tata Madiba was a father to all of us, we encourage all the people of the province to pour out their feelings in writing

  • More Joburg venues for Madiba mourners

    09 December 2013 1:09 PM 11

    December 8 2013 at 01:56pm By SAPA Johannesburg - Three extra stadiums have been made available for those wanting to attend Tuesday's national memorial service in Johannesburg for former president Nelson Mandela. While the main service would be held at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, overflow stadiums had been provided due to the fact that not all mourners

  • Mandela laser display for Table Mountain

    09 December 2013 12:45 PM 180

    December 9 2013 at 02:26pm By SAPA Cape Town - A laser projection of former president Nelson Mandela's face will be displayed across Table Mountain in Cape Town, the provincial government said on Monday. “The tribute laser display will run every night until 16 December,” the Western Cape government said in a statement. The public was advised that visibility

  • Foreign leaders flock to SA for Mandela

    09 December 2013 12:37 PM 6

    December 8 2013 at 06:35pm By Genevieve Quintal and Miranda Raaff A total of 53 heads of state have confirmed they will be attending the memorial for former president Nelson Mandela, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Sunday. Addressing reporters in Johannesburg, she said no invitations were sent out and that it was up to people

  • Visitors flock to Mandela Square

    09 December 2013 12:23 PM 5

    December 9 2013 at 02:22pm By SAPA Johannesburg - A steady stream of visitors moved through Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Monday, leaving flowers, pictures, and messages of support for the former president. Mall security staff placed queue chains around the central fountain, which had been converted into a shrine in memory of Madiba