Tag: Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela still stable at home but unable to speak

Nelson Mandela still stable at home but unable to speak

| November 27, 2013

(GIN)–Former President Nelson Mandela is receiving treatment from 22 doctors round the clock at his suburban Johannesburg home, according to a health update from his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Ms. Madikizela-Mandela told the press that the 95-year-old leader was communicative, gesturing with his face as he is unable to speak due to the many attachments to his throat to clear […]

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Joberg art fair censors lose bid to ban miner’s strike portrait

Joberg art fair censors lose bid to ban miner’s strike portrait

| October 4, 2013

(GIN)—Solidarity among artists rescued the larger than life painting of a tragic miners’ strike in 2012 where some 44 people were killed and 78 wounded in a murderous onslaught by security guards against workers that horrified the nation. Removed from the walls by the Johannesburg art fair’s organizers, the painting by Ayanda Mabulu was quickly restored […]

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