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About Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is the former President of South Africa. He is an anti-apartheid icon.

Winnie is the movie on Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson Mandela.

Personal Biography


Graca Machel is the wife of Nelson Mandela.

Ndileka is the grand-daughter of Nelson Mandela.


Prostrate Cancer

Nelson Mandela underwent seven weeks of radiation therapy in 2001 for prostate cancer which he beat.

Acute Respiratory Infection

Nelson Mandela has been suffering with acute respiratory infection since January 2011. His lung impairment is attributed to tuberculosis which Mandela contracted during his 27 years in prison during the apartheid era.

Lung Infection

In December 2012, it was revealed that Nelson Mandela is suffering from a recurring lung infection. On 8 December 2012, Mandela has been hospitalized at the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria for medical tests. Routine tests on Mandela have detected lung infection. The presidential spokesman told the media that Mandela is responding to the treatment well.

A Government spokesman said that Nelson Mandela has been doing good since his discharge from the hospital, but said he is not fully recovered. Dec 27, 2012

Professional Biography

Mandela and 2010 FIFA World Cup

In early June 2010, Mandela's great granddaughter has been killed in a car crash while returning from a 2010 FIFA World Cup kick-off concert in Soweto.

At the end of June 2010, it appeared that Mandela's presence at the final of the World Cup on July 11, 2010 was uncertain. The uncertainity loomed even in the early of July 2010. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said that Mandela is likely to be given the honor of presenting the World Cup trophy to the winner of Sundays final, if he attends the match.

Other Information

In October 2009, actress Charlize Theron has put a meeting with him under the hammer without his consent.

On 12 February 2011 Nelson Mandela records a spoken-word vocal for a song composed in his honour by Irish musician John Hughes.

Nelson Mandela in News

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Community Development Programs, Peace Parade and Musical Presentations Mark International Day of Peace Celebrations at UST Global Offices Worldwide

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TVU Networks Expands Global Headquarters to Meet Growing Demand for IP-Video Solutions
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Community Development Programs, Peace Parade and Musical Presentations Mark International Day of Peace Celebrations at UST Global Offices Worldwide
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English Actor Idris Elba becomes father to a baby boy
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FilmOn Launches the ShockMasters Channel
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TVU Networks Expands Global Business Operations to Meet Growing Demand for IP-Video Solutions
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP-video and mobile electronic newsgathering (ENG) solutions today announced that the company has expanded its global operations by opening new regional offices in Vancouver, Canada. The expansion is intended to meet the growing demand for TVU's IP-video capture, transmission and distribution solutions in the Americas and beyond.

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Beverly Robertson Announces Retirement as Head of National Civil Rights Museum
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Big Library Read eBook Event Rolls Out
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Image Entertainment Acquires Domestic Rights to Winnie Mandela Biopic
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to Winnie Mandela at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival. Budgeted at $15 million, the film is an adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob's biography Winnie Mandela: A Life and is written and directed by Darrell J. Roodt.

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The BeProud Foundation today announced the launch of a multimillion-dollar campaign to end hate and encourage self-pride. In addition to early support by a growing list of celebrities and cultural leaders including the Nelson Mandela family, BeProud has also attracted a large social following via Facebook and Twitter

New Initiative to Commercialize South Africa's Tech Innovation Harvests Skills, Knowledge and Connections of Expatriates
South Africa's untapped brains trust and knowledge network of expatriate assets around the world will soon be activated to help the country be more competitive in realizing a better return on innovation and entrepreneurship across both the private and public sectors.

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World celebrates International Mandela Day as Nelson turns 94 today
Anti-Apartheid icon Nelson Mandela turns 94 today. Birthday wishes pour in from around the world

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With former South African president Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday drawing close, the preparations for national celebration are gathering pace, the official Bua News Agency reported on Friday.

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Top South African cop compares Mandela to deceased North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung
South Africa's Deputy Minister of Police has compared former president Nelson Mandela to deceased North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.

South Africans called upon to break world record by singing for Mandela
A planned attempt is being made to break a world record by getting over 20 million people to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Nelson Mandela.

Ex-South African president says Mandela was 'brutal and unfair' opponent, not 'holy man'
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British comedian turned fanatical runner Eddie Izzard has pledged to run 27 marathons around South Africa in 27 days in honour of Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison.

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Nelson Mandela's grandson facing contempt of court over third marriage
Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, is facing charges of contempt of court as he tied the knot for the third time, despite a prohibitory court order, which prevented him from marrying anyone while still validly married to his first wife.

Mandela's granddaughters to appear in reality TV show
Nelson Mandela's granddaughters will be appearing in a reality TV show 'Meet the Mandelas', which is being directed by a Hollywood producer.

Nelson Mandela's daughter ordered to pay R62m for breaching boxing contract
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi, has reportedly been ordered to pay Los Angeles boxing adviser Duane Moody about 62.1 million Rand (7.5 million dollars) for breaching a boxing contract.

Blatter apologizes but refuses to quit over 'handshake resolving racism' remark
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA ) President Sepp Blatter has apologized for his earlier remark that racism in football can be resolved through a handshake, but refused to resign, and insisted that he is committed to reforming the organization.

Memo Gate linked Pak-American businessman advised Vajpayee to split Kashmir to end dispute
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz reportedly lobbied with former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, urging him to split Kashmir into three parts as a possible solution to the intractable dispute with Pakistan.

Memo Gate linked Pak-American businessman adviced Vajpayee to split Kashmir to end dispute
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz reportedly lobbied with former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, urging him to split Kashmir into three parts as a possible solution to the intractable dispute with Pakistan.

Tibetan government-in-exile suspects of Chinese hand in Dalai Lama's visa row
Criticising the South African government for not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government-in-exile said South Africa was acting under Chinese pressure.

Tibetan government in-exile greet Indians on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary
The Tibetan government in-exile on Sunday greeted Indians on the occasion of the 142nd birth anniversary of 'the Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi in the Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.

IMG Mourns the Passing of Beloved Chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann
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Sir Elton John had an orchid named after him at an Orchid Conference in Singapore.

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