On this day in 1990, the late statesman Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison in the Western Cape, after 27 years behind bars for his fight against Apartheid.
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Taken in 1991 in Houston, Texas, when the Rothko Chapel marked its 20th anniversary with a joint award with the Carter-Menil Human Rights Foundation, founded in 1986 with former President Jimmy Carter.
It was the council's last meeting before the elections, which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced will take place on May 8, and the DA leader is in a bullish mood.
Nelson Mandela, accompanied by his wife Winnie, walks out of the Victor Verster prison near Cape Town after spending 27 years in apartheid jails in this February 11, 1990, file photo.
Monday, January 11, marked 29 years since Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990, and made his first public speech from the balcony of City Hall.
In his address to members of the diplomatic corps, party representatives and members of the media, Maimane covered most of his recent criticisms of the ANC – that South Africa doesn't need a new bus driver, but a new bus, and that liberation movem...
Party leader Mmusi Maimane briefed the media on the outcomes of the DA's federal council meeting held in Cape town this weekend.
On Friday, 15 February, Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, delivered her final State of the Province Address (SCOPA 2019).
Ratanga Junction was a hot and happening theme park, the “salt and pepper pot” cooling towers were still a feature along the N2 and dams were almost overflowing after a year of heavy rains.
Mmusi Maimane addressed the elephant in the room in the guise of ministers currently implicated in corruption and also the fact that Cyril Ramaphosa himself was a part of Jacob Zuma’s legacy which he has gone great lengths to distance himself from.
Political analyst Daniel Silke said the DA's performance at the polls would most likely be what determines Mmusi Maimane’s future as leader.
So, it is perhaps fitting that an exhibition opening in London on Friday about his life and legacy features his watch, which was always kept on South African time wherever he travelled in the world as the country’s first black president.
In his address to parliament last year, two days after Jacob Zuma had resigned from office, Ramaphosa vowed a “new dawn”, promising economic revival and to fight endemic corruption, earning him plaudits even from the opposition benches.
Addressing the media in Cape Town on Sunday morning, a visibly buoyant Maimane said the DA's Federal Council unanimously adopted the party’s manifesto which will officially be launched on February 23 at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg.
"We are excited by the response we have had from South Africans across the country and we have volunteers active, on the ground, in all nine provinces building this movement," said Good spokesperson Brett Herron.
A group demonstrators, including ANC members, outside the Legislature, while Helen Zille delivered her final State of the Province Address.
The ANC Western Cape leadership accompanied by Fikile Mbalula, the party's head of elections.
To deserve a statue you must have had an incredibly significant impact on history, making your mark on the fabric of the city, province and country, and its leaders, who would then see it fit to honour you thus.
They have a valid point, but as they - and the opportunists who should know far better - ostensibly search for that answer, they look no further than Mandela and his cohort of brave leaders, damning them for treachery, for selling out.
The manifesto, which was announced by DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday, has redress as a pillar and states that race is a proxy for disadvantage in South Africa.
A day before President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday, official opposition leader Mmusi Maimane delivered the DA’s alternative via Facebook Live.