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Nic Wolpe recalls the moment Nelson Mandela was released and what it meant for his family

Nic Wolpe, the son of struggle lawyer Harold Wolpe, who spent most of his life in political exile in London, recalls the moment Nelson Mandela was released and what it meant for his family.

What would have made Mandela angry 30 years on?

Thirty years after Nelson Mandela was released on a balmy autumn afternoon near Cape Town the question in many minds is what would he have made of the political and economic reality he dreamed of on that day? It is a question ever more pertinent with every anniversary.

18 Unusual things named in honour of Nelson Mandela that you probably never heard of

By Zikhona Masala, CNBC Africa reporter and producer As the world celebrates 100 years since the birth of struggle icon, Nelson Mandela, we can’t ignore the...

End of an era as #WinnieMandela – Mother of the Nation – dies aged 81

Madikizela-Mandela threw many of her latter years into causes that cemented her nickname : Mother of the Nation.

Farewell to AnnMarie Wolpe: The heroine of the struggle who partied with Mandela

Wolpe was one of a band of young turks in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

Joel Joffe: Rivonia Trial lawyer, a man you could bet your life on

One of the lawyers who saved Nelson Mandela from the rope and became a millionaire English lord died in his country home of Liddington, in Wiltshire, on June 18, aged 85.


COVID-19 Masks yes, small business sorry no.

“We are absolutely award of this issue and the Solidarity Fund is consulting with the Department of Health here and will carry out the utmost diligence in making the purchase,” says Nicola Galombik is executive director of Yellowwoods, the investment holding company, who is working with the fund.

South Africa’s rand crashes to its lowest ever after Moody’s pulls the plug

South Africa’s rand plunged to an all-time low on Monday, falling below 18.00 to a dollar after ratings firm Moody’s cut the country’s last investment grade credit rating, adding to mounting panic about the coronavirus outbreak.

Market recovery is coming but it could be ‘choppy’: State Street | Street Signs Asia

The coronavirus outbreak has sent U.S. stocks sharply lower. Daniel Gerard of State Street says a recovery should be on the way in the second half, though it might be "choppy".

FNB confirms measures to help customers impacted by COVID-19

“In recent weeks, the South African Government, business community, philanthropists and society at large have shown remarkable unity in a joint effort to protect our country against the impact of COVID-19,” writes FNB Chief Executive Officer, Jacques Celliers.

Low oil prices are becoming a US ‘national security’ issue: IHS Markit | Capital Connection

If oil prices remain low, there could be a "big decline" in U.S. oil production and it could lose its status as the world's largest oil producer, says Dan Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit.