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The Africa Rising Foundation has warned the public about an Internet scam that illegally uses the name of former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Ndaba. “The Africa Rising Foundation does not ask the public for money

International broadcasters have been warned by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that they must be in possession of the required radio frequency spectrum and type-approval licences when covering the upcoming state funeral of former president Nelson Mandela

Information and communications technology companies on Friday expressed sadness at the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday night at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, after a long illness. In a statement, Telkom board

People from all around the world turned to the social networking site Twitter to send their condolences to the family of former president Nelson Mandela. Just before midnight on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma said Mandela, 95, had died at his Houghton residence. “He passed on peacefully

Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu was elated to receive his ID smartcard on Thursday morning. Home affairs minister Naledi Pandor handed the card to him in an envelope outside the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation building in Cape Town. Wearing warm

All South African citizens should have identity documents, deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday. The transition from the ID book to a smart card ID marked the distance travelled after the pass laws were abolished, he said. “That distance is measured

The launch of smart ID cards and the opening of a new bridge are among activities set to take place on Mandela Day, cabinet announced on Tuesday. “As part of Nelson Mandela Day, the phased roll-out of the smart ID card will be launched,” acting cabinet spokeswoman Phumla Williams said in a statement, issued after last week’s

A dozen police officers apprehended a man who flew a radio-controlled mini helicopter over the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela was being treated on Friday. The “multicopter” had a rotating camera and was in the sky for a few minutes. A multicopter looks like a spider. It has several arms

With hair clipped close to his head and a speedy gait, Derek Hanekom, 59, is energetic but welcoming when he sits down with me at a roadside restaurant table on Anderson Street in downtown Johannesburg. He puts his Apple iPhone on the table, orders coffee and sparkling water, and, when I ask him for his

Public enterprises director-general Tshediso Matona said last week that government has made no decision about what it plans to do about the vexing question of Telkom. Ruling-party politicians are debating whether the company will remain listed on the JSE or