Mail and Guardian Tribute to Nelson Mandela

2 Jul

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Mandela: The early years & political life (slideshow)
With memorable photos and audio from Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Ahmed Kathrada and others, we relive Mandela’s extraordinary political journey.

Mandela: Retirement years (slideshow)
Despite retiring from politics in 1999, Nelson Mandela continued to have an active public life, remaining a global icon.

Relive Mandela’s release (slideshow)
Relive Nelson Mandela’s first steps as a free man in a new South Africa, followed by his speech to thousands of supporters at Orlando Stadium two days later.

Mandela’s first media interview (YouTube)
Nelson Mandela was asked by ITN’s Brian Widlake for his views about the campaign to secure the franchise for South Africa’s black population in 1981.

Mandela is sworn in as president (YouTube)
Nelson Mandela swears into office as the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
Mandela grave saga resumes in court

A legal spat about the Mandela family gravesite is set to resume in the Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha on Tuesday.
South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela attends the launch of his new book Mandela: The Authorised Portrait on October 9 2006 in Johannesburg.

Nelson Mandela is still in a critical but stable condition, says President Jacob Zuma, while reminding South Africans of Madiba’s upcoming birthday.
South Africa's President Nelson Mandela walks amongst the vast Trafalgar Square crowd in London on July 12 1996. The President later addressed the crowd from the balcony of South Africa House.

As Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition, his favourite SA citizens – children – are showing their affection for him outside his Houghton home.
Mandla vs Makaziwe: Gunning to be the top Mandela

Since Nelson Mandela’s hospitalisation, his daughter Makaziwe and grandson Mandla have emerged as the two bulls in the kraal. Who is really in charge?
Former President Nelson Mandela in the early 1990s.

US President Barack Obama has met the family of his “inspiration” Nelson Mandela but decided not to visit the former SA president in hospital.
Nelson Mandela and President FW de Klerk sign the 'Groote Schuur Minute' on May 4 1990, which committed the two parties to stable and peaceful constitutional negotiations.

Former president FW de Klerk is set to cut his visit to Europe short due to the ailing health of Nelson Mandela, says De Klerk’s foundation.
Police detain FC Hamman carrying a radio-controlled helicopter drone with a camera that was filming scenes around the Pretoria hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated. (Dylan Martinez, Reuters)

Police have detained the owner of a radio-controlled helicopter drone for filming around the Pretoria hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated.
'Security risk': Media asked to leave Mandela hospital

Police have asked the media to remove their cars from outside the Mediclinic hospital, saying their vehicles posed a “security risk”.
As he hovers on the threshold, Madiba's long goodbye takes on the form of a return - not as a statue, or as a caricature, but as living potential.

As he hovers on the threshold, Madiba’s long goodbye takes on the form of a return – not as a statue, or as a caricature, but as living potential.
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