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.
Barack Obama delivering the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
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.
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.