Spreading Madiba Magic on his special day

17 July 2018 South Africa will come alive with activities in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary tomorrow by spreading some Madiba Magic by helping charities, disadvantaged schools and advocating for peace and reconciliation. The Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations take place countrywide under the theme “Be the Legacy”, a call that induces all of humanity to […]

Madiba’s story is a journey across our country

Original article on sanews.gov.za | 25 July 2017 | by Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Tourism Join me on a journey to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story for the whole world. Many international tourists, and some South Africans, would have experienced parts of the trip when they visited […]

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

Original article on yourohiovalley.com | 29 March 2017 | by Stuart Graham Anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison for opposing South Africa’s white minority government – much of that time alongside the country’s first black president, Nelson Mandela – died Tuesday at age 87. Kathrada late in life became such a scathing […]

Bertie Lubner: SA business icon, beloved philanthropist has passed away

Source: BizNews | Alec Hogg | 18 April 2016 by Alec Hogg There’s a reminder in today’s diary to write Bertie and Hilary Lubner congratulating them on tomorrow’s 61st wedding anniversary. Instead of thanking them for an inspiring example of love and caring companionship, the flowers carried a note of gratitude for a life well […]

Knockout blow for Zuma? Mandela Foundation wants “urgent” meeting with ANC

Source: BizNews | 11 Apri; 2016 At some point, even one’s strongest supporters throw in the towel. That day is hastened when your only defence against criticism relies only on creating further discord. That is the reality of what President Jacob Zuma’s supporters face after a call from yet another powerful civil society body, the […]

Bloomberg View: SA will not prosper while Jacob Zuma remains President

Source: BizNews.co.za | 11 April 2016 First it was The Economist. Then the Financial Times. Last week the New York Times added its substantial voice to calls for Zuma to go. And today a booming Bloomberg joins in. That’s four of the global investment community’s most influential voices. More significant is that they are actually […]

Trevor Manuel joins other ANC stalwarts, wants oath-breaking Zuma to resign

Source: BizNews.com | Tim Modise | 5 April 2016 Trevor Manuel is the highest profile ANC leader yet to call on President Jacob Zuma to resign. A politician since 1981 and South Africa’s highly respected Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, he served presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe. Manuel chaired […]