Apartheid

  • India and South Africa: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    This month will mark 20 years since elections that brought the system of apartheid in South Africa to a formal end. India can rightfully celebrate...

  • With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela 15-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Qunu: South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar. The Nobel peace laureate, who suffered 27 years in apartheid prisons before...
  • For Mandela, harsh island jail was a crucible 10-12-2013 05:15 PM

    Cape Town: A half-century ago Nelson Mandela was taken as a prisoner to Robben Island, 11 kilometers (seven miles) across the bay from Cape Town, where he would begin serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow South Africa's racist apartheid system. The island jail was where Mandela became a...
  • Nelson Mandela will always be my hero: Oprah Winfrey 08-12-2013 11:35 AM

    London: Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey says former South African President Nelson Mandela will always be her inspiration. Winfrey, 59, had interviewed Mandela in 2000 about his 27-year prison sentence for opposing South Africa's apartheid government and his later rise to the country's presidency, reported Digital Spy. The chat show...
  • South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela 07-12-2013 08:58 AM

    This racially charged country that, on Nelson Mandela's watch, inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994 is again in the global spotlight after the loss of such a towering historical figure. It is a time not just for grief and gratitude, but also a clear-eyed assessment...
  • Nelson Mandela to be buried on December 15 in Qunu 06-12-2013 07:12 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa President Jacob Zuma said Nelson Mandela will be buried on December 15. President Jacob Zuma also said on Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the anti-apartheid leader on December 10. Zuma said that Mandela's body will lie in state at...
  • Parliament pays tribute to Nelson Mandela 06-12-2013 06:04 PM

    Both houses of parliament have been adjourned till Monday to pay tribute to South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. President Pranab Mukherjee also condoled his death, calling Mandela a statesman and an inspiration for humanity. Mandela has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest honour. ...
  • Mandela's death comes a week after release of film on him 06-12-2013 11:52 AM

    Johannesburg: Revered peace icon Nelson Mandela's death on Friday came barely a week after the release of a movie based on his autobiography that Indian-origin South African filmmaker Anant Singh spent almost 20 years to make. The movie 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' on the 95-year-old leader has been setting...
  • Nelson Mandela remains stable but critical, informs South African government 18-11-2013 07:00 PM

    Nelson Mandela remains "stable but critical" and is responding to treatment, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday after he visited the ailing 95-year-old anti-apartheid icon. "The health of the former President remains much the same," a statement from by Zuma's office said. Mandela, who spent 27 years in...
  • Mandela unable to speak, remains quite ill, says former wife Winnie 17-11-2013 08:11 PM

    Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains "quite ill" and is using facial gestures to communicate with his family and doctors, the former South African President's ex-wife has said. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said the 95-year-old leader was, however, not on life support but he was no longer talking "because of all the tubes...
  • Lalu's jail term same as Nelson Mandela's, says RJD 27-10-2013 11:01 PM

    Drawing a parallel between Lalu Prasad and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, Jharkhand minister Annapurna Devi, on Sunday, said the jailed leader would be a "future challenger" for the post of prime minister. "Nelson Mandela had been jailed for 27 years following his protest against the apartheid regime. When he came...
  • Mandela still in hospital, not discharged: S Africa government 01-09-2013 02:39 AM

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving medical treatment for three months for a lung ailment, is still in hospital in Pretoria in a critical but stable condition, the government said on Saturday. The presidency said reports by some international media that the revered anti-apartheid leader, who...
  • Nelson Mandela's condition still critical but stable: South African Presidency 31-08-2013 03:44 PM

    Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is still in hospital in a critical but stable condition, the South African Presidency said on Saturday, denying media reports that the former President had been discharged. "Madiba (Mandela's clan name) is still in hospital in Pretoria, and remains in a critical but stable condition....
  • Nelson Mandela is 'unstable' but resilient, says SA presidency 24-08-2013 05:23 PM

    Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is 'unstable' at times but has demonstrated 'great resilience' as he remains critical in hospital, South Africa's presidency said on Saturday. "While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former President has demonstrated great resilience and his condition tends to stabilise...
  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela making 'slow but steady' improvement 12-08-2013 11:15 AM

    Johannesburg: Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health is slowly recovering but he remains in a critical condition, the government said on Sunday, in its first update on his health in nearly two weeks. The 95-year-old anti-apartheid leader has been in a Pretoria hospital for two months for treatment of...
  • Nelson Mandela making 'slow but steady' improvement, government says 11-08-2013 07:15 PM

    Johannesburg: Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health is slowly recovering but he remains in a critical condition, the government said on Sunday, in its first update on his health in nearly two weeks. The 95-year-old anti-apartheid leader has been in a Pretoria hospital for two months for treatment of...
  • World leaders hail Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 95th birthday 18-07-2013 10:59 AM

    The world leaders have expressed their best wishes to Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday as the former South African president continued to battle for life in a hospital. ...
  • Pak Hindus victims of 'religious apartheid': Hindu group 30-06-2013 06:53 PM

    Karachi: Hindus in Pakistan are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a "religious apartheid", a newly formed Hindu group has said, demanding a special session of Parliament to probe persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the country. Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to...
  • South Africa: Mandela's health improves; he is critical but stable 30-06-2013 09:30 AM

    South Africans have been keeping a vigil outside Pretoria Hospital, where Nelson Mandela has been hospitalised. ...
  • Obama meets Mandela family, police disperse protesters 30-06-2013 12:30 AM

    Johannesburg: US President Barack Obama met the family of South Africa's ailing anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Saturday, offering words of comfort and praising the critically ill retired statesman as one of history's greatest figures. The faltering health of Mandela, 94, a figure admired globally as a symbol of struggle...
  • Mandela 'critical but stable', says South African President 29-06-2013 09:14 PM

    Pretoria: Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable", South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturda hoping the anti-apartheid icon would leave hospital soon, as US President Barack Obama visits the country. "These are very excellent doctors who are dealing with him," Zuma said in a joint press conference with...
  • Mandela family feud over where he should be buried 29-06-2013 04:14 AM

    Johannesburg: As Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition in hospital on Friday, a family feud over where the 94-year-old former president should be buried went to the courts, according to South Africa's national broadcaster. Mandela's oldest daughter, Makaziwe, and 15 other family members have pressed a court application to get...
  • Mandela is a personal hero, his legacy will stay: Obama 28-06-2013 09:25 AM

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health has "improved" overnight but he is still in critical condition and on life support. US President Barack Obama began his week long visit to South Africa in Senegal where he told the press that Mandela was a personal hero of his and also...
  • South Africa: Mandela responding to touch 28-06-2013 06:15 AM

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight and his condition remains critical but is now stable, the South African government said Thursday in a statement that brought a measure of relief to the country. One of the former president's daughters said he was still opening his eyes and reacting to the...
  • Nelson Mandela's daughter raps foreign media 'vultures' 28-06-2013 12:15 AM

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter lambasted foreign media "vultures" for violating her father's privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital, and said the former South African president was still clinging to life on Thursday. Makaziwe Mandela's outburst came as anxiety increased over the faltering health of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid...
  • South Africa President cancels trip as Mandela's health deteriorates 27-06-2013 08:26 AM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's president visited a gravely ill Nelson Mandela in the hospital on Wednesday night, and canceled a visit planned for the next day to Mozambique, an indication of heightened concern over the deteriorating health of the man widely considered the father of the country. President Jacob Zuma found...
  • Mandela's condition deteriorates, on life support system 26-06-2013 02:25 PM

    Johannesburg: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been kept on a life-support system following deterioration of his health condition at a South African hospital where the 94-year-old leader was admitted three weeks ago with a recurring lung infection. "Ailing former president Nelson Mandela is on life support in the Pretoria Heart...
  • Mandela still critical, family prays for his well being 25-06-2013 03:12 PM

    Johannesburg: Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who is critically ill with a lung infection, is "at peace" and his family is praying for a "smooth transition", the daughter of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader has said. "All I pray for as a daughter is that the transition is smooth. He...
  • South Africans resigned over critical Mandela 24-06-2013 12:39 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africans appeared resigned on Monday to the inevitability of one day saying goodbye to former president Nelson Mandela after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader's condition in hospital deteriorated to critical. Madiba, as he is affectionately known, is revered among most of South Africa's 53 million people as the architect...
  • South Africa: Mandela in critical condition, says presidency 24-06-2013 01:46 AM

    Johannesburg: The South African presidency said the health condition of Nelson Mandela has become critical. The office of President Jacob Zuma said that the president had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader on Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela's condition had become critical in the past...