Chaos in Parliament: ANC Should Have Walked Out

  (Mail & Guardian) – With the shenanigans of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) last night in Parliament, the ANC had the nation behind it even before the State of the Nation Address (Sona) began. The ANC (which I must confess I am a supporter Read More


Preserving Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Nearly a month after his death, there is a bitter struggle to define – and, in many instances, re-define – the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president. “There is an Read More

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Walking in Mandela’s Footsteps

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   PRETORIA, South Africa – It’s not easy walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first democratically elected president. No one knows that better than the two men who succeeded him as president of South Africa. A Read More


South Africa: Winnie Mandela’s Items to be Sold

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dozens of paintings, a silver tea set and other items belonging to Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie will be auctioned next week to pay off debts she owes to a South African school. The sale will happen at the home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Read More


South Africa: ‘Free but not Equal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (NNPA) – When international icon and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, it marked a watershed moment for the former minority-ruled country. Mandela, the standard bearer for the African Read More


Jesse Jackson Honored for Anti-Apartheid Work

Jesse Jackson honored in South Africa (Photo by Butch Wing). by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Human rights activist Jesse L. Jackson has been presented the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award, the highest award a non-South African can receive, for Read More