The world pays tribute to Mandela (slideshow)
As South Africans come to terms with the loss of former president Nelson Mandela, the rest of the world bids farewell to Madiba.

Pimples: Saving Madiba's rabbit (video)
Gwede, Mac and Blade try their best to stop the rabbit from whispering in Mandela's ear. But the elusive animal has some tricks up its sleeve.

Zapiro's best Madiba cartoons (slideshow)
From his toughest moments to his most triumphant, Madiba has been an inspiration. Here are some of our favourite Zapiro cartoons about him from 1994 to 2013.

Mandela: SA's greatest son laid to rest (slideshow)
The world watched as Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Qunu following a dignified and moving funeral ceremony on Sunday.
Madiba's tales of transformation
Former president Nelson Mandela is to write a second, and potentially more controversial, autobiography.

Former president Nelson Mandela is to write a second, and potentially more controversial, autobiography covering the years since his release from prison in 1990.

The book will pick up where his successful first autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, left off. But whereas that book was principally a tale of struggle and heroism, the second will have to delve in to the murky world of wielding power if it is to achieve anything like the same success.
The new book can be expected to deal with Mandela's fractious relationship with the man who set him free, former president FW de Klerk.

Mutual respect between the two Nobel peace prize winners quickly diminished, not least because Mandela came to believe that the white regime was perpetuating violence in black townships as part of its negotiating strategy.
The book will also be a defence of Mandela's presidency which some in the ANC say was too strong on reconciliation and weak on reform.
Critics say President Thabo Mbeki believes the Mandela government was one of missed opportunities, particularly to undertake a greater redistribution of wealth in the early days of the new South Africa.

Among the most timely insights Mandela can offer - if he chooses - will be about Mbeki. The former president secretly favoured another candidate to be his deputy and anointed Cyril Ramaphosa.
Mbeki won the day with the party. The government recently named Ramaphosa as one of three anti-apartheid politicians under investigation for an apparently non-existent plot to oust Mbeki. - The Guardian


Visit the DM&Gs dedicated Madiba site
Mandela: A tiger in our time June 7, 1999
From mud hut to Union Buildings July 15, 1998
Nelson and Graa: A love story July 11, 1997
No ordinary magic July 18, 1997

Long Walk to Freedom
ANC's Mandela site