JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital and returned home on Sunday, the South African presidency said.
Mandela's health improves slowly but steadily: presidency
CAPE TOWN, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Ailing former President Nelson Mandela's health is improving slowly but steadily, the presidency said on Sunday.
"The medical team also reiterated that although his health was improving steadily, Madiba (Mandela's clan name) still remained in a critical condition," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Full story
Significant events launched to commemorate Mandela in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 17(Xinhua) -- The South Africans on Saturday launched twin important events to commemorate the 95-year-old anti- apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who remains hospitalized in Pretoria.
As the ailing Mandela has received his treatment with the serious lung infection for more than two months at the Mediclinic Heart hospital in Pretoria, the 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was hosted by the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory in the same city on Saturday. Full story
Feature: Millions sing, pray for Mandela
JOHANNESBURG, July 18 (Xinhua) -- As former South African president Nelson Mandela turned 95 on Thursday, South Africans from all works of life came out in huge numbers to celebrate his birthday by spending 67 minutes of their time assisting the less privileged . Mandela's birthday, which falls on July 18, was declared in 2009 by the United Nations Assembly as the Nelson Mandela International Day. On this day, people from over the world are urged to spend 67 minutes of their time doing good things. Full story