Posts Tagged ‘Nelson Mandela’

The African National Congress, South Africa’s leading political party, staged a rally on Sunday in Johannesburg’s largest rugby stadium to solidify support for 67-year-old presidential candidate Jacob Zuma, just three days before the election. There are 40 different national and provincial parties competing in the elections. Former President Nelson Mandela, 90, appeared with Zuma at the […]


South Africa would not grant the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, a visa to attend a Johannesburg peace conference this week, along with fellow Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and FW de Klerk. The conference is linked to the 2010 Football World Cup, hosted by South Africa. Tutu and […]


Congress of the People (COPE), a new political party in South Africa formed by dissenting members of the African National Congress (ANC), the country’s ruling party (controls 8 of 9 provinces), has nominated a Methodist bishop, the Rev. Mvume Dandala, as COPE’s presidential candidate. The election will take place in April. Dandala is known as a […]