Walter Sisulu

In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament.     (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 — Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule 1940 […]

12/05/2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 94th birthday in Qunu, South Africa, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Mandela movie to open this month in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Nelson Mandela was amused by the elaborate makeup process a British actor went through to play him in a film based on his autobiography, the movie’s producer said Saturday of a special […]

11/02/2013