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First known TV interview with Nelson Mandela comes to light


JOHANNESBURG The first known television interview with South Africa's late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has emerged, featuring a bearded activist defiantly vowing to fight racism.

South Africa enters awkward coalition era after ANC domination

ATTERIDGEVILLE, South Africa Gladys Sithole had voted for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ever since its long-jailed former leader Nelson Mandela swept to power in South Africa at the end of apartheid 22 years ago. She did not expect much in return, just a toilet.

World, Africa Aug 16 2016

South Africa's Maimane sees 'non-racial' era after vote wins

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's main opposition leader proclaimed the dawn of an era of 'non-racial' politics envisioned by the late Nelson Mandela on Monday, saying a bid by the African National Congress to highlight divisions at last week's local elections had backfired.

World, Africa Aug 08 2016

ANC shaken to core as South African voters look beyond race

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa On the surface, white South African ex-farmer Athol Trollip seems an unlikely candidate for mayor of a metropolitan district named after the ANC's great liberation hero, Nelson Mandela.

World, Africa Aug 05 2016

South Africa's main opposition party wins Nelson Mandela metro

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) won the symbolic Nelson Mandela Bay municipality on Friday in local elections seen as a barometer of the ruling African National Congress' popularity two decades after the end of apartheid.

World, Africa Aug 05 2016

ANC faces losses in vote that could reshape South African politics

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa A metal sculpture overlooks the ocean on South Africa's southern coast, showing Nelson Mandela with his fist triumphantly thrust into the air and a sweeping line of diverse figures waiting to vote.

World, United Nations, Africa Jul 31 2016

Mandela's family angered by South Africa opposition using late leader's voice

JOHANNESBURG The family of the late Nelson Mandela is furious that a recording of the revered South African leader's voice is being used by the main opposition party for campaigning in local government elections due to be held next month.

World, Africa Jul 04 2016

Winnie Mandela recuperating at home after back surgery

JOHANNESBURG South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery on her back, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

World, Africa Apr 28 2016

South Africa's Zuma bids to win back ANC support in Mandela Bay

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa South African President Jacob Zuma, facing pressure to resign from within his African National Congress, sought to win back support with the launch on Saturday of the party's manifesto in Port Elizabeth, where it risks losing an important local poll.

World, Africa, Apr 16 2016

South Africa's Winnie Mandela hospitalized for back surgery

JOHANNESBURG South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is expected to have surgery on her back on Thursday after undergoing a similar procedure in March, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, Apr 12 2016