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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be honoured with national order award

TMG Digital | 24 April, 2016 19:20 Winifred “Winnie” Madikizela-Mandela is among several people to be honoured for their role in the struggle against apartheid at the 2016 National Orders Awards ceremony in Pretoria on Thursday. The awards will be bestowed by President Jacob Zuma on “distinguished local citizens and eminent foreign nationals who have […]

Statement on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health

Statement on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health Date: 18 April 2016 Issued by Neeran Naidoo, Director of Communications of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the request of the Mandela family Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering in hospital in Johannesburg after back surgery for spinal stenosis. Her first surgery, for compression of the spinal nerve and pain relief […]

Living legends: AU toasts 15 women of excellence

Ntombizodwa Makhoba – City Press Fifteen women who have played a prominent role on the continent were celebrated as Africa’s foremost heroines. At a gala dinner at the African Union (AU) Summit in Sandton on Friday night, Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, and Ghana’s former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, were awarded for their […]


20th October 2014 Contrary to the article that appeared on page 4 of Sunday World dated 19th October 2014 with the headline “ Zindzi’s crib to be sold over arrears”, I would like to make the following clarification: – I am not aware of arrears due to the City of Johannesburg amounting to R1.5 million. The […]


On Friday 18th July 2014, Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Zindzi Mandela and Mandela family members will be hosting a group of the elderly women from Emdeni, Soweto, at 10h00 at The Mandela Family Restaurant in Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto. We invite you to join us and to extend your generosity by bearing your choice […]

Mandela family mark end of mourning period

The family of former president Nelson Mandela spent the weekend in Qunu in the Eastern Cape to mark the end of the mourning period. The mourning period ended six months after Mandela was buried in Qunu on December 15th 2013 A cleansing ceremony was performed in Qunu on Sunday (15th June 2014) where traditional beer […]


“I would like to share a poem in celebration of the freedom Aunty Maya gave women to use the power of the spoken word.”- Zindzi Mandela THE PROMISE Someone  once  said  that  it  is  possible  to  fall  in  love  with  the  promise  of  you I  met  you  in  my  dreams  and  I  knew  that  it […]