Mandelas are 'melancholy but do not despair'
The outpouring of support from around the world has helped the Mandela family in the wake of Madiba's death.
Jamaica's surprisingly negative vibration for Mandela
GlobalPost’s John Otis met South Africa’s anti-apartheid champion in Jamaica in 1991, after a reggae mega tribute ended in murder.
South Africa plans a week of Mandela memorials
Scores of world leaders are on their way to mourn the passing of Mandela.
Rick Santorum equates Mandela's fight against apartheid with fight against Obamacare
Speaking to Bill O'Reilly on Fox News, Rick Santorum compares Republican struggle with Obamacare to Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid.
These African leaders learned nothing from Mandela
Nelson Mandela was an example to us all … but these African leaders just didn’t listen.
Mandela will be buried on December 15
South Africa's former president and anti-apartheid icon will lie in state until he is buried in his rural home in Qunu.
World leaders react to Nelson Mandela’s death
What people around the globe have been saying.
World says goodbye to Nelson Mandela
The world remembers the extraordinary life of Mandela through songs, sorrow and joy.
South Africa remembers Mandela with song
President Jacob Zuma announced the news about Mandela late Thursday, and much of South Africa learned only at first light of Mandela’s passing.
Mandela's other legacy: The real-life 'Invictus' story
Francois Pienaar, who led the famous Springboks, to victory at the World Cup in 1995, shares his thoughts with GlobalPost's senior correspondent in Johannesburg.
Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, dies at 95
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first post-apartheid president, passed away at the age of 95.
It's only International Cheetah Day once a year. And it's today!
So here are 17 important things you should probably know about cheetahs.
Mandela 'not doing well' but putting up 'courageous fight'
Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe said he is 'still with us, strong, courageous.'
South African President Jacob Zuma's swimming pool filled with hot water
A South African state investigation, leaked by Mail and Guardian newspaper, says President Jacob Zuma used government money to pay for his swimming pool.
Warning sign: The news on AIDS isn't all good
On World AIDS Day, an important question: Is an AIDS-free generation within reach?
'All my life is like James Bond stuff. That's how I live my life'
The case of Radovan Krejcir has offered a glimpse at the underbelly of the South African drugs and money laundering trade, controlled by gangland bosses with powerful connections.
Nelson Mandela: A timeline
Key moments from the life of Nelson Mandela, from his role in fighting apartheid to his presidency and beyond.
11 inspiring quotes from Nelson Mandela
One of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela also had a way with words.
South African newspapers publish forbidden photos of President Zuma’s luxury home
On Thursday, the ANC said that publishing pictures of Zuma's Nkandla residence was “against the law” and offenders could be prosecuted.
Search for survivors called off at collapsed South Africa building site
At least one person is dead and dozens are injured after a half-built shopping center collapsed near the South African coastal city of Durban.
Nelson Mandela 'quite ill,' unable to speak, former wife says
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is still "quite ill" and unable to speak due to tubes that are keeping his lungs free of liquid, his former wife says.
Not Wanted: Somalis in South Africa
It's been another bad year for Somalis in the continent's biggest and most dynamic economy. Here's why.
Johannesburg allows alarms on tombstones to curb theft
An average 15 to 20 marble or granite tombstones are stolen a month from Johannesburg's public cemeteries.
South Africa bus crash kills 29
A bus crash on the notorious Moloto road killed scores of people, prompting national soul-searching about road safety.
South African gets two life sentences for rape and murder of Alene Booysen
Booysen was gang raped and disemboweled at a construction site in Bredasdorp in February.
Nyaope, the street drug that's the scourge of South Africa's townships
A dangerous cocktail of heroin and anti-HIV drugs lets some of South Africa's poorest get high for just $3 a hit.
Mike du Toit, who plotted to assassinate Nelson Mandela, sentenced to 35 years in jail
South African white supremacist militia leader Mike du Toit and four co-conspirators were sentenced after a 10-year trial.
British company accused of abusing South African prisoners
A British security company, G4S, is under investigation for mismanagement of a maximum security prison near Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Over 100 rhinos poached in South Africa in past month
Kruger National Park is worst affected, having lost 476 rhinos since January.
Jellyfish rule the world
Scientists warn that jellyfish are taking over the world's oceans. Meet your new overlords.
Interspecies love: The 30 most unlikely, adorable animal pairs
They say you can't choose your family. But these animals did.