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Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession
Mandela memorial translator branded `fak...

Mandela memorial translator branded `fake`

Johannesburg – South African Translators’ Institute (Sati) has claimed that the African National Congress (ANC) was aware about the “dodgy” behavior of the sign language interpreter, who embarrassed the country at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his blunders. The man... read more »

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day
South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in s...

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

Pretoria –  South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow joined thousands of mourners at his open casket. Graca Machel, clad in a black headdress with her eyes shielded by sunglasses, placed both hands on the... read more »

Mandela's body taken to presidential inauguration site
Mandela’s body taken to presidenti...

Mandela’s body taken to presidential inauguration site

Pretoria – The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here after the memorial service held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg suburb of Soweto Tuesday. The seat of the South African government and the office... read more »

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'
Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ...

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ‘fake’

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a “fake.” Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa’s government... read more »

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Nelson Mandela's daughter saw him losing grip on life

Nelson Mandela’s daughter saw him losing grip on life

London – Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter has said that the doctors already knew his father would die on Thursday night and she saw him losing... read more »

Mukherjee, 52 other leaders to attend Mandela-linked memorial events

‘Mandela was constant source of inspiration at Robben Island’

Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela was a constant source of inspiration to the entire body of prisoners at the Robben Island and transformed me from being an angry young man to one who... read more »

South Africa prepares for Mandela funeral

South Africa prepares for Mandela funeral

The government of South Africa was working frantically on the weekend to prepare for Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the “father of the nation”. Officials were working... read more »

Mandela's transformational leadership to last forever

Mandela’s transformational leadership to last forever

By Santhosh Babu Almost four years ago, transformational leadership Mandela-style hit close home. While conducting a leadership alignment workshop for the senior management of two fierce... read more »

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Washington – US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be he! ld in honour of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday. First lady... read more »