Tag: Nelson Mandela

The sun has set on Sol Kerzner, the Sun king

Sol Kerzner| 1935–2020Statement from the Kerzner family: Solomon (Sol) Kerzner, one of the world’s most innovative hoteliers, founder of the Southern Sun hotel group, Sun International and Kerzner International, has died of...

How Tito Mboweni tossed a fortune into the bin

South African finance minister Tito Mboweni held a priceless piece of history in his hands but tossed it the bin in the snows of Switzerland. It would have been worth a fortune today.

The life and wisdom of business doyen Richard Maponya

He was one of the big names in business in Africa; as gentlemanly. as he was shrewd. He fought the odds and apartheid to stake his place in business and inspire millions of his countrymen to do the same.

Richard Maponya – A beacon of hope to millions

Sad news breaking this morning. Richard Maponya – an icon of black businesspeople in South Africa and beyond, died in the early hours of this morning. Maponya was one of the trailblazers in his country who inspired generations to fight for a place in business. Maponya’s was born in the tiny township of Lenyenye in Limpopo in northern South Africa. He moved across the province to Polokwane where he trained as a teacher. Like many young men of his day he journeyed south to Johannesburg in search of work. The then apartheid laws were stacked against him but Maponya, with sheer grit and determination, worked his way up in business regardless. He started with butcheries and grocery stores and crowned it with opening up Soweto’s first shopping mall at the dawn of democracy in 1994. In a colourful life he dined with the Queen and could count friends from Bill Clinton to Nelson Mandela and Nicky Oppenhiemer. One of his many friends, former Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba joins CNBC Africa to talk about the legacy of Richard Maponya.

Sheila Sisulu shares fond memories of the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela

Sheila Sisulu shares fond memories of the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela with CNBC Africa's Lubabalo Mashiqana.

Liliesleaf Trust CEO Nic Wolpe on preserving the Madiba legacy

Today five years ago the global icon, Nelson Mandela passed away. The man synonymous with freedom of South Africa died in hospital after prolonged illness. CNBC Africa has gone out to some centers where his memories and spirit live on like Liliesleaf Farm turned museum in Rivonia. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop spoke to Nic Wolpe, CEO of the Liliesleaf Trust on the history contained by this museum which once housed Madiba.

iMadiba installation launched in Sandton

From now on there will be a seat in South Africa that will forever remind people who sit on it of the cramped struggle and years of endurance of Nelson Mandela. CNBC Africa’s Lubabalo Mashiqana reports.

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 growing list of things named after the former...