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Nelson Mandela Day: António Guterres vows to continue quest for better future on 102nd birth anniversary of anti-Apartheid icon
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Nelson Mandela Day: António Guterres vows to continue quest for better future on 102nd birth anniversary of anti-Apartheid icon

Mandela had dedicated his life fighting for human rights and he believed that everyone has the potential to make a difference in their communities for the world to be a better place.

Cricket South Africa to stage new three-team format game on 18 July at SuperSport Park
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Cricket South Africa to stage new three-team format game on 18 July at SuperSport Park

AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada will lead three teams of eight batting for a total of 12 overs, six per innings, during which time they will face both opponents.

'We want respect, not revenge, war', says West Indies' Dwayne Bravo talking on racism in cricket
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'We want respect, not revenge, war', says West Indies' Dwayne Bravo talking on racism in cricket

Bravo joined the likes of his former captain Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle in denouncing racism in the wake of African-American George Floyd's killing at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history

Siya Kolisi, the first black player appointed as Springboks captain, will have a chance to etch his name in history on Saturday when he leads South Africa in the final against England at Yokohama.

Podcast; Yorked episode 1: From Friendship to Freedom, stories of India and South Africa's cricketing ties
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Podcast; Yorked episode 1: From Friendship to Freedom, stories of India and South Africa's cricketing ties

Tune into Yorked where there are anecdotes galore, alongside some uninhibited conversations from the world of cricket.

The Lion King: The Gift review — Beyoncé's album celebrates African culture, makes a big political statement
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The Lion King: The Gift review — Beyoncé's album celebrates African culture, makes a big political statement

The Lion King: the Gift, curated and executive produced by Beyoncé, is a complementary album to the official soundtrack of the 2019 remake.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2019: Twitter pays 'humble homage' to 'Madiba' on his 101 birthday
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Nelson Mandela International Day 2019: Twitter pays 'humble homage' to 'Madiba' on his 101 birthday

Nelson Mandela Day came into existence post a resolution passed by the United Nations which officially declared his birthday which falls on 18 July to be celebrated globally since 2009.

Mandela Day 2019: Jailed in 1964 for spearheading anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president
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Mandela Day 2019: Jailed in 1964 for spearheading anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president

The Nelson Mandela International Day also popularly known as Mandela Day is an annual celebration in the honour of Nelson Mandela. The United Nations officially declared his birthday which falls on 18 July to be celebrated internationally since 2009.

Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma says he helped Gupta family establish media empire; denies having broken law
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Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma says he helped Gupta family establish media empire; denies having broken law

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma confirmed that he initiated the idea of having an "alternative media" that led to Gupta family's media empire.

One pedestrian killed near Mumbai's Churchgate railway station after portion of Mahatma Gandhi's mural falls on him
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One pedestrian killed near Mumbai's Churchgate railway station after portion of Mahatma Gandhi's mural falls on him

A pedestrian was killed at the Churchgate railway station after a portion of a cladding fell on him, on Wednesday.

Cyril Ramaphosa-led ANC wins South Africa polls: Nelson Mandela’s protégé enjoys support across racial, class divides
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Cyril Ramaphosa-led ANC wins South Africa polls: Nelson Mandela’s protégé enjoys support across racial, class divides

In the course of his 66 years, Cyril Ramaphosa has experienced the poverty of Soweto, jail for fighting apartheid, trade union activism, fabulous wealth — and now the taste of election victory.

At UNGA Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, Sushma Swaraj pays tribute to Madiba, his values and compassion
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At UNGA Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, Sushma Swaraj pays tribute to Madiba, his values and compassion

The values of forgiveness, compassion and inclusivity embraced by late South African President Nelson Mandela are even more relevant today in the world which is "beset with conflicts, terror and hateful ideologies, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Kofi Annan believed in behind-the-scenes diplomacy but was not afraid to speak out, his vision for equality lives on
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Kofi Annan believed in behind-the-scenes diplomacy but was not afraid to speak out, his vision for equality lives on

Former UN Secretary Kofi Annan believed in behind-the-scenes diplomacy but was not afraid to speak out as well. His vision to fight for equal rights still live on

BRICS summit: Narendra Modi meets South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa, discusses expanding bilateral ties
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BRICS summit: Narendra Modi meets South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa, discusses expanding bilateral ties

Following the delegation-level talks between Modi and Ramaphosa, three memorandum of understanding (MoUs) were signed on cooperation in exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes

'I believe in Mahatma Gandhi's vision of equality and justice', says Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
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'I believe in Mahatma Gandhi's vision of equality and justice', says Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Former US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Tuesday invoked him during a major speech, while articulating his vision of equality, justice and freedom.

Barack Obama to lead celebrations for Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary in Johannesburg
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Barack Obama to lead celebrations for Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary in Johannesburg

Barack Obama will give a speech in Johannesburg on 17 July, a day before Nelson Mandela's birth anniversary, and also host a town hall event.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z,  Ed Sheeran, Usher to headline star-studded Global Citizen festival honouring Nelson Mandela
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Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher to headline star-studded Global Citizen festival honouring Nelson Mandela

The Global Citizen festival will celebrate Nelson Mandela and draw a number of leaders in an attempt to throw a spotlight on fledging efforts to eradicate the world's worst poverty.

In South Africa, Sushma Swaraj hails Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela for giving hope to people facing discrimination
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In South Africa, Sushma Swaraj hails Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela for giving hope to people facing discrimination

Swaraj was the keynote speaker at a banquet at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg marking the 125th anniversary of the day when on 7 June, 1893, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a young lawyer then, was thrown off a train compartment reserved for whites only.

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Nelson Mandela's associate attends premiere of documentary on Rivonia trial
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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Nelson Mandela's associate attends premiere of documentary on Rivonia trial

The State Against Mandela and the Others, a French-funded documentary based on the recently released audio recordings of the proceedings, premiered at Cannes

Winnie Mandela dies at 81: South Africa's flawed heroine was known as much for controversial past as activism
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Winnie Mandela dies at 81: South Africa's flawed heroine was known as much for controversial past as activism

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's marriage to Nelson Mandela and her anti-apartheid activism ensured many South Africans saw her as "the mother of the nation", but her past was littered with dark controversies