Tag: Nelson Mandela

The Mandela Barbie

The Mandela Barbie

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Africa news. I can’t take it anymore. All week, I’ve watched Nelson Mandela reduced to a Barbie doll. From Fox News to the Bush family, the politicians and media mavens who body-blocked the anti-Apartheid Movement and were happy to keep Mandela behind bars, now get to dress his image up in any silly outfit […]

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Olive’s LiveTalk: What lessons have you learnt?

Olive’s LiveTalk: What lessons have you learnt?

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Community talk. What a weekend it has been, as the world watched the final journey of Nelson Mandela as he was laid to rest. Mind you, not everyone was wrapped up in it, as some of us have been engrossed in our own personal life issues.  Nonetheless, it was a weekend that I happened […]

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Madiba: Our fallible leader

Madiba: Our fallible leader

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Africa news. Writing about Mandela’s mistakes never seems to be welcomed, but we cannot forget that he was also a flawed man, writes Zama Ndlovu Retired statesman, prisoner and once-intimidating boxer Nelson Mandela is dead. There was nothing left for Madiba to do but die. He was frail, wheelchair-bound and the gaps between his hospital […]

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Townships cleared by force by ‘Black Boers’

Townships cleared by force by ‘Black Boers’

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nelson Mandela’s successors are driving slumdwellers out of their homes at gunpoint and killing those who resist in a violent campaign that human rights groups compare to the evictions of the apartheid era. Bulldozers are regularly sent to demolish the homes of Durban’s poorest communities in President Zuma’s home state of KwaZulu Natal. More than […]

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Born to Lead: South Africa’s 1st Xhosa President – Part l

Born to Lead: South Africa’s 1st Xhosa President – Part l

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rolihlahla Dalibunga Mandela (Nelson Mandela) was born in the Transkei region of South Africa on 18 July 1918. His great-grandfather was the king of the Thembu people and Mandela was related to people who held high positions within Thembu society. When his father died, nine-year-old Mandela was sent to the home of his guardian, Chief […]

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Nelson Mandela: Caribbean Friend on the verge…

Nelson Mandela: Caribbean Friend on the verge…

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela has spent the last few weeks in hospital suffering from a lung infection, and according to sad reports emerging from the country, his  condition is critical and appears to be teetering on the balance. The 94-year-old, who served 27 years in prison for opposing the Apartheid government, became a […]

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From Fear To Faith To Favour

From Fear To Faith To Favour

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

I heard a saying recently that you cannot be blessed beyond your mental capacity to receive. In these tough economic times how do you stay focused, committed and unwavering to your vision when everything around you is saying “it’s never going to happen?” When I find myself in that state, my source of strength comes […]

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Oprah Winfrey glad to break tether from talk show chair

Oprah Winfrey glad to break tether from talk show chair

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

HENLEY ON KLIP, South Africa (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey feels a new freedom after leaving her wildly successful daily TV talk show behind and taking a new course seeking interviews with newsmakers on their own turf. “I love the freedom of not being tethered to that chair and having to do an interview based upon […]

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