Saturday, 18 January, 2020

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MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2O14: 21-year-old Rolene Strauss takes the title


SUN CITY, SUNDAY MARCH 30: A radiant Rolene Strauss has been crowned Miss South Africa 2014 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl, presented by Sun International and sponsored by Cell C. Runners-up are Ziphozakhe Zokufa from the Eastern Cape (1st Princess) and Limpopo’s Matlala Mokoko (2nd Princess). An excited and overwhelmed Strauss – a medical student ... Read More »

Nelson Mandela’s visits


After his release from prison Nelson Mandela traveled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Canada: Nelson Mandela meets children during a visit to Canada in 1990. He is seen here with Canadian ... Read More »

Greetings of Peace

Greetings of Peace

Tribute to Nelson Mandela. This is no ordinary man. It takes a human of saintly stature to forgive and embrace with love a system that incarcerated him for 27 years, that destroyed the lives of countless people within the inner ranks and outside his movement, that caused estrangement and eventually separation in two marriages, that prevented him from being a father ... Read More »

Dedication of Qunu and Nkalane Schools

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Our children are the rock on which our future will be built. 3 June 1995 – Premier of the Eastern Cape Province; Honourable Ministers; Dr. Venter; Distinguished Guests; Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children: To be at one’s first school of seventy years ago is a humbling experience. To share in the renewal of its fabric, is an inspiring one. Our children ... Read More »

The Humblest Person Big B Ever Met

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Nelson Mandela. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan today mourned the death of the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela. The veteran actor told NDTV, “I went to meet Madiba. Most humble person I have ever met. I spent a long time talking about normal things, how wonderful it was for me.” Big B also said he was in awe of the ... Read More »

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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Mandela was the victim of various forms of repression. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918 near Umtata, in the Transkei. His father was chief councillor to the Acting Paramount Chief of the Thembuland. When his father died, Rolihlahla became the Chief’s ward. In the Chief’s household Rolihlahla was himself groomed for the chieftainship, but, listening to the case before ... Read More »

OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

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‘We will not fail you’. Address by Nelson Mandela - 27 October 2006. In December 1990 Oliver returned to South Africa, having been in exile from his native land for three decades. It was wonderful to have him near.’ That is a quote. I wrote those words in Long Walk to Freedom. The words are coming back to me strongly tonight. ... Read More »

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights 1997

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Message from President Nelson Mandela. 29 October 1997 It is a great pleasure to extend my warmest greetings to the Hindu community on the occasion of the Festival of Lights. May this festive season and the year that lies ahead be filled with peace, happiness, joy and prosperity. The South African Hindu community continues to make a significant contribution to ... Read More »

India High Commission in South Africa


Tribute to Madiba. He was a symbol of hope to those who had opposed the apartheid regime. His Excellency, the High Commissioner of India in South Africa, Mr. Virendra Gupta had the privilege of personally meeting former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela that he will personally cherish as one of the greatest events in his life. Mr. Gupta vividly remembers his ... Read More »

The Indian Community, Johannesburg

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Address by Nelson Mandela. 13 February 1993 – Assalaam Ualaikum, Namaste and Good Evening. We are gathered here today at a time when South Africa is at the threshold of some of the most momentous political changes. I am advised that this gathering tonight represents some of the most senior business and community leaders of the Indian community throughout the ... Read More »

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