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  • Nelson Mandela died with wife Graca Machel and ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at his side

    December 8, 2013 10:12 AM 31

    NELSON Mandela died with the two main women of his life, wife Graca Machel, and the woman who he bitterly divorced in 1996, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, at his side. As preparations are made to celebrate Nelson Mandela's life at memorial service in Johannesburg and a funeral service in the country's south, it has also been revealed that Mandela's personally

  • Final goodbyes to ‘unforgettable Tata’

    December 8, 2013 8:54 AM 32

    December 8 2013 at 10:43am By JANIS KINNEAR, JAN CRONJE AND SAPA Cape Town - Nelson Mandela’s family has spoken for the first time since his death, saying the past few days had been difficult. They thanked people around the world for their prayers and messages of support. Acknowledging that Mandela was a global citizen, family spokesperson Themba Mathanzima

  • South Korea announces expanded air defence zone

    December 8, 2013 6:28 AM 35

    South Korea has announced it is expanding its air defence zone, which will now partially overlap with a similar zone announced by China. The two zones will now both include a rock claimed by both countries and controlled by South Korea. China announced a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) last month, in a move that raised regional tensions

  • Disappointment in Successors to Nelson Mandela, a Revered Father of a Nation

    December 7, 2013 10:25 PM 26

    More recently, Mrs. Bhasikile passes something else on her walk: a sprawling complex with gleaming porcelain toilets, showers and faucets that gush water with a flick of the wrist. The complex includes a cavernous meeting hall, a tribal courtroom and a private residence for the village chief. And not just any chief — the man in charge here is Mandla

  • Cellphones, cameras barred from Union Buildings

    December 7, 2013 6:12 PM 22

    Saturday 7 December 2013 17:05 Ordinary South Africans will be given an opportunity to personally bid Madiba farewell from Wednesday till Friday next week. But cellphones and cameras have been barred at the Union buildings during the public viewing of former president Nelson Mandela's body. "Mourners are advised that cellphones and cameras will not be allowed

  • ‘My daughter’s Madiba dream came true’

    December 7, 2013 4:55 PM 16

    December 7 2013 at 01:40pm IOL reader Sean Fourie shares his story of the day he and his family met Nelson Mandela. We were very lucky to get an audience with Tata Madiba on the 17th of July in 2010. My daughter, Sharne' Fourie, shares a birthday with Madiba which she is very proud of. I was listening radio SAFM in the 16th of December 2010 when Chief

  • Kashmir to Mourn For Five DaysKashmir Latest News, Breaking News, Photos and Features | Free Press Kashmir

    December 7, 2013 1:32 PM 33

    SRINAGAR: The government in Jammu and Kashmir has announced a five-day state mourning as a mark of tribute to Nelson Mandela. “As a mark of respect to Dr. Nelson R. Mandela, Former President of South Africa, the State Government has decided to observe State Mourning from 6th to 10th of this month,” an official spokesman said. The National and State flags

  • My Madiba prayers:Saturday 7 December 2013

    December 7, 2013 10:00 AM 18

    President Jacob Zuma has announced that Sunday, December 8 would be a national day of prayer and reflection. "We call upon all our people to gather in halls, churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and in their homes for prayer services and meditation, reflecting on the life of Madiba and his contribution to our country and the world," said Zuma. - Share

  • Pretoria procession for Madiba’s remains

    December 7, 2013 9:33 AM 19

    December 7 2013 at 11:24am By Sapa Pretoria - The remains of former president Nelson Mandela will proceed publicly through the streets of Pretoria on the days he lies in state at the Union Buildings, the government said on Saturday. “Every morning, when the remains leave the mortuary to the lying in state, those routes will be made public,” GCIS chief

  • Communities count cost of sea surge (From Andover Advertiser)

    December 7, 2013 8:03 AM 49

    Thousands of people who were evacuated from their homes will be assessing the damage after finally being allowed to return to their homes yesterday. A major clean-up operation will be required. The Environment Agency (EA) said 1,400 homes were flooded, including 300 in Boston, Lincolnshire, one of the worst affected areas. Improving weather last night