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    Southern Africa Elections in 2014

    Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

    There will be national elections in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in 2014. Botswana is expected to go to the polls in

    Swaziland: Police break up Mandela Memorial Service

    Friday, December 13th, 2013

    The Royal Swaziland Police blocked off the Lutheran Church in Manzini to prevent a memorial service to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela from taking place.

    Honouring Nelson Mandela’s Memory by Continuing his Legacy – personal memories of fighting apartheid

    Friday, December 13th, 2013

    By Zita Holbourne As far back as I can remember as a little girl my parents were speaking out about the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, apartheid and participating in the boycott campaign. Nelson Mandela was already imprisoned when I was born. My mother would

    Nelson Mandela T-shirt

    Thursday, December 12th, 2013

    Philosophy Football have produced this exclusive T-shirt depicting the young Mandela. The dreamer, the fighter, the courageous resistance he showed at his Rivonia Trial in 1964 before the 26 years of imprisonment he would face. “The greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela. Buy the T-shirt [...]

    Nelson Mandela: A comment from a London Recruit

    Saturday, December 7th, 2013

    The apartheid system was a crime against humanity and the British state was up to its neck in that crime. Britain ’s diplomatic service did all it could, at the UN and elsewhere, to protect the apartheid regime from international sanctions. The City of London financiers invested in apartheid South Africa and profited from it. All the major British companies had their subsidiaries in South Africa , which practiced racism and supported the racist regime.

    Tribute to Nelson Mandela, Now you are Free

    Saturday, December 7th, 2013

    Written by Zita Holbourne, poet, artist, activist It’s been a long walk to freedom but now you are free Through your quest for freedom you helped others to see That forgiveness not retribution could bring about healing You brought hope and love truly believing

    Nelson Mandela: My pledge

    Friday, December 6th, 2013

    During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people.

    UNISON pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

    Friday, December 6th, 2013

    UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today paid tribute to the courage and determination of Nelson Mandela, who has died in South Africa. “Nelson Mandela was a truly great man. His courage, determination and dignity in the face of extreme and harsh imprisonment was an inspiration to the world.

    COSATU pays tribute to Comrade Madiba

    Friday, December 6th, 2013

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions more all over the world, in mourning the sad loss today, 5 December 2013, of the greatest ever South African and most inspirational leader in our struggle for liberty and democracy, our beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

    Nelson Mandela: Your memories and tributes

    Friday, December 6th, 2013

    Nelson Mandela is the most admired man of our time. He was a freedom fighter, prisoner, great statesman and reconciler. A leader who inspires but also one with great humility. Please leave your memories of or tribute to Nelson Mandela below

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