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Cooking home food for Mandela, the ‘ordinary man’

He was a loving but strict grandparent

​Madiba becomes one with the elements

In 'Mandela’s Roots' Bonile Bam allows the viewer to fill in where the open-ended images take them

Walking in Mandela’s virtual shoes

A consulting firm is offering the world a chance to immerse themselves in Mandela’s youth through virtual reality

Madikizela-Mandela’s last fight: For women’s land rights

Patriarchal systems have asserted for centuries that women can only own land through their men

Mam’ Winnie will rest in peace with her great-granddaughter

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's daughters plan to bury the struggle icon in same cemetery as great-granddaughter

Madikizela-Mandela dies with Qunu land ownership not fully settled

The struggle icon was never able to reclaim the land upon which the Qunu homestead of her former husband was built

How #MadibaFuneral was used to loot state money

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s Mandela Funeral report has revealed how the provincial government was left flat footed without a plan

Winnie loses court battle over Mandela Qunu home

Nelson Mandela's former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has lost a legal bid for ownership of the Mandela family's Eastern Cape home.

Winnie to contest Mandela divorce, estate

The ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela alleges that her divorce was fraudulently obtained, and is also seeking rights to the estate in Qunu.

Mandela museum in Qunu sees increase in visitors

The number of visitors to the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu has spiked over the past two weeks, according to the institution.

Giving Madiba a cultural send-off

South Africans from far and wide have journeyed to Qunu to bid the former statesman farewell in his hometown.

SA celebrates Madiba during live funeral broadcast

Thousands around the country applauded former president Nelson Mandela during live broadcasts of his state funeral in Qunu.

ANC mulls life after Mandela

At a vigil on Saturday night in Mthatha, it was clear that for the ANC, life after Madiba presented an opportunity for rebirth.

Mandela procession met with wild cheers in Mthatha

Cheering greeted the procession bearing former President Nelson Mandela's coffin on Saturday afternoon, however, some were disappointed.

Waterkloof base preps for Mandela send-off ceremony

Activity was high at the Waterkloof Air Force Base as the military, the ANC, SACP and Cosatu prepare to send Nelson Mandela's remains to Qunu.

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