Nelson Mandela

  • Nelson Mandela's daughters invited for Oscars 2014 23-02-2014 02:50 PM

    Los Angeles: Former South African President Nelson Mandela's daughters Zindziwa and Zenani have been invited to the 86th Academy Awards, where song 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' will be performed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences invited the late anti-apartheid hero's daughters to catch U2's...
  • Quirky bunny on Mandela's 29.5 feet statue causes outrage 27-01-2014 01:59 PM

    A new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears. South African officials want the miniature bunny removed from the statue, which was...
  • CJ Show: Lack of pedestrian safety in Delhi 19-01-2014 07:42 PM

    CJ's Amitabh Kumar and Rohit Negi highlight the lack of pedestrian safety in the capital. They had earlier uploaded their videos on ibncj.com about how pedestrians in the city are finding it difficult and risky to cross the road. ...
  • Oprah Winfrey's network to premiere Nelson Mandela biopic 03-01-2014 09:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Chat show host Oprah Winfrey's channel has got the rights to premiere Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom". The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, will be premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2017. "We couldn't be more honoured to showcase this powerful...
  • Epic blunder: Coimbatore billboard mourns Morgan Freeman, mistaking him for Nelson Mandela 21-12-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: There's no coming back from this one. The owner of a billboard in Coimbatore decided to put up a tribute for Nelson Mandela. But the guy who was in charge of looking for Mandela's picture mistook the anti-apartheid hero for Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, according to various media...
  • Google Zeitgeist 2013: Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, Nelson Mandela the most searched 18-12-2013 11:38 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Paul Walker, Cory Monteith and South African leader Nelson Mandela have been named the most Googled people of 2013 worldwide. The Internet search provider released the data as part of its 13th annual Google Zeitgeist report but did not detail the number of searches per person, reported...
  • Day after burial, South Africa unveils Nelson Mandela 'unity' statue 16-12-2013 11:52 PM

    Pretoria: A nine-meter (30-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolize unity and reconciliation was unveiled in South Africa on Monday, a day after the nation buried the former president and anti-apartheid hero. The 4.5 metric ton statue is the largest of Mandela created in the...
  • Go well Madiba- Nelson Mandela funeral quotes 15-12-2013 09:10 PM

    Qunu: Leaders and family members on Sunday praised South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a man who united and freed his nation by fighting to end racist rule and then embracing forgiveness and reconciliation. This is a selection of quotes from the funeral service in Mandela's southeastern childhood village...
  • 'End of an extraordinary journey of 95 glorious years', says Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's funeral 15-12-2013 05:39 PM

    Leaders and family members on Sunday praised South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a man and former president who united and freed his nation by embracing forgiveness and reconciliation. This is a selection of quotes from the funeral service in Mandela's southeastern childhood village of Qunu: "It is the...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC verdict on 377 and Lal Batti 15-12-2013 02:34 PM

    This week on the The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal. Also on the show, India pays tribute at the Mandela Memorial, Supreme Court verdict on Lal Batti (Red Beacon). ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha salutes the anti-aparthied leader Nelson Mandela 15-12-2013 02:34 PM

    Cyrus Broacha takes on India pays tribute at the Mandela Memorial. Nelson Mandela, the man who demolished the much despised apartheid policy of racial segregation and went on to become South Africa's first black president, died on Thursday at the age of 95. ...
  • Nelson Mandela laid to rest in his hometown, world bows in respect 15-12-2013 01:30 PM

    Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road on Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period....
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in Qunu 15-12-2013 01:29 PM

    Nelson Mandela's funeral service is going on at his hometown Qunu. Here is an exclusive look at the spot where Mandela has been laid to rest on Sunday. ...
  • Van der Walt claims emotional win at Nelson Mandela Championship 15-12-2013 09:10 AM

    An eagle and two birdies in the closing stretch allowed South African Dawie van der Walt to shoot a 66 and secure an emotional two shot victory at the curtailed Nelson Mandela Championship on Saturday. Van der Walt achieved his win just a day before former South African president Mandela,...
  • 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...
  • South Africa's Van der Walt wins Mandela Championship 14-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Durban: Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president. Van der Walt finished with a three-round total of 15-under 195 as...
  • Shiv Kapur makes cut at Mandela Championships 14-12-2013 01:42 PM

    Durban: Shiv Kapur knocked in three birdies over the last seven holes to haul himself to tied 28th at the end of the second round which ended this morning at the rain-hit Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa. Kapur, who was on the cut-line at one-under, when play stopped...
  • Rain reduces Nelson Mandela Championship to 54 holes 13-12-2013 01:23 PM

    A waterlogged course at Mount Edgecombe on the first two days of the European Tour's Nelson Mandela Challenge in Durban has forced organisers to shorten the tournament to 54 holes. The first round was still to be completed early on Friday, the third day of competition, with England's Daniel Brooks...
  • Nelson Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency 13-12-2013 12:41 PM

    A statue of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announced on Thursday. President Jacob Zuma will unveil the country's former president's statue at the Presidency (Union Buildings) Monday, Xinhua...
  • Interpreter at Mandela's memorial made mistake, admits SA government 13-12-2013 11:18 AM

    The South African government has now admitted that while the interpreter at the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's memorial made some mistakes, he was not a fake. The interpreter has also defended himself by saying his portfolio of work speaks for itself but has also said that he suffers from schizophrenia....
  • South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer 13-12-2013 09:57 AM

    Johannesburg: A South African sign-language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. The interpreter, 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices and...
  • Daniel Brooks keeps lead as rain interrupts Mandela Championship 12-12-2013 07:14 PM

    Englishman Daniel Brooks retained his slender lead at the Nelson Mandela Championship without playing a shot as persistent rain forced another suspension in Durban on Thursday. Brooks, who has never finished in the top 10 on the European Tour, carded an eight-under 62 in the first round on Wednesday to...
  • 'Fake' sign language interpreter at Mandela event says he suffered a schizophrenic episode 12-12-2013 02:05 PM

    A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish during a memorial to Nelson Mandela defended his "champion" performance on Thursday, but said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode while on stage. The interpreter, identified as 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices in...
  • Watch: 'Fake' interpreter for deaf at Nelson Mandela's funeral made up his own sign language 12-12-2013 10:13 AM

    Johannesburg: As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker. The incident, which outraged deaf people and sign-language...
  • Watch: Cameron defends Mandela memorial 'selfie' in UK Parliament 12-12-2013 09:59 AM

    British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself in a spot of bother after he posed for a self portrait with Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. So much so that Cameron had to defend himself in Parliament on Wednesday saying the photo was only in tribute to Mandela who...
  • Brooks fires 62 at rain-disrupted Mandela Championship 12-12-2013 09:50 AM

    England's Daniel Brooks led the way with an eight-under-par 62 after a waterlogged course and a seven-hour delay to the start played havoc with the opening day of the Nelson Mandela Championship in Durban on Wednesday. Brooks, who has never finished in the top 10 on the European Tour, held...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Mandela at his memorial 11-12-2013 03:25 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela at his memorial. ...
  • Snapshot: Obama's selfie with UK, Denmark PMs at Mandela's memorial 11-12-2013 09:38 AM

    US President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-12-2013 11:51 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Captain James' wife asks PM to bring him back 10-12-2013 09:21 PM

    It has been eight days since the body of her 11-year-old son has been kept in the morgue in the hope that her husband Captain Sunil James gets back to see him for one last time and perform his last rites. ...