Browsing: Nelson Mandela

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 17 July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the University of Pretoria announced on Tuesday. Gates, 60, who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will

Instead of announcing tax hikes in his budget speech on Wednesday, finance minister Pravin Gordhan should seek to raise revenue through asset sales, including the sale of “non-strategic liquid assets” such as Telkom, the Democratic Alliance has said

Google has released Street View imagery for Robben Island. The images are available on Google Maps. The company has also made available an audio-visual tour of Robben Island hosted by the Google

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