Umkhonto weSizwe founder Nelson Mandela, receives military training at an Algerian FLN camp in Morocco, 1962.
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The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon's thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
The TRC’s first hearings in 1996. Left to right: Nomonde Calata, a TRC counsellor, and Nyameka Goniwe.
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Twenty years after the final report of South Africa's Truth Commission, dealing with the past will always remain "unfinished business".
Detail from Father of the Innocents, from the series, Mandela A Life’s Journey, by John Meyer.
The desire to eulogise, as often appears to be the case in this exhibition, does not allow space for questions that might allow for a fuller explication of the nature of Mandela’s legacy and its relevance beyond South Africa.
The “Mandela and me” exhibition includes posters from the Anti-Apartheid Movement’s campaign.
Corporate interests undermine the British Council's mission to build trust.
Mangosutho Buthelezi in parliament.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Nelson Mandela garnered much support from the UK during apartheid in opposition of the then government’s stance.
From the early 1980s, local governments in the UK began renaming streets, housing estates and community centres after Mandela as an act of protest.
Fertile valleys in rural Eastern Cape where Nelson Mandela was born.
Photographs tell the story of Nelson Mandela the humanist and take us into the settings that shaped his childhood.
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin greets former South African President Nelson Mandela in 2000.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
Nelson Mandela’s legacy in poetry can re-familiarise us with the values he embodied.
Nelson Mandela's release in 1990 was met by an outpouring of poetic celebration both within South Africa and globally.
Former US president Barack Obama delivers a speech in Kenya ahead of his visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama is delivering the Nelson Mandela lecture in a changing world dominated by the often outrageous utterances of his successor, US President Donald Trump.
Nelson Mandela, arriving for Thabo Mbeki’s inauguration in 2004.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Former US president Barack Obama is due to deliver the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
Increasingly, young people across Africa are taking up Nelson Mandela's challenge of working to improve the lives of ordinary people.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has a tough job of fixing the damage caused during Jacob Zuma’s era.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
Nelson Mandela embodied South Africa’s long, arduous journey to freedom and equality.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
Celtic’s goal should be shared by others.
Celtic Women v Aberdeen
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
The flaws in the political settlement that ended apartheid need urgent attention.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her 80th birthday celebrations.
The way Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is being remembered recalls the outpouring of grief and iconic status Eva Peron the First Lady of Argentina was accorded.