Niall Mellon: new building project focuses on schools. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 320 Irish volunteers are due to arrive in South Africa today on the first Niall Mellon building project to focus on (...)

Deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke (centre)  is flanked by Professor Njabulo Ndebele (left) and George Bizos, Mr Mandela’s lawyer, confidant and friend, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, on Monday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Nelson Mandela left an estate worth 46 million rand (€3.05 million) to a range of beneficiaries, including his wife, family members, staff and educati(...)

Nelson Mandela left his €3 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local school.   File  photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has left his €3 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff an(...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma (left) with Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela. Family members and politicians aligned to Mandla Mandela were reportedly refused entry to the funeral of the late president. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

An intergenerational family feud led by the late Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter and grandson deepened significantly in the days leading up to the an(...)

South African military and police helicopters fly past a nine-metre  bronze statue of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela, after it was unveiled as part of the Day of Reconciliation Celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The largest statue in the world of Nelson Mandela was unveiled yesterday in South Africa on Reconciliation Day, 24 hours after the revered former pres(...)

A couple sit under an umbrella as they watch the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela on a large screen television in Cape Town today. Photograph: Reuters

After nine days of mass mourning it appeared many South Africans chose to bid the late Nelson Mandela, who was buried today, a final farewell in priva(...)

Xhosa men in an elder’s home before slaughtering a cow as part of a a ceremony in Qunu, ahead of the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

There are two worlds in Qunu right now.One is the world of whirring helicopters, police and soldiers, all heavily armed and casting about the place ri(...)

Military outriders ride past a village as they rehearse escorting the funeral cortege for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Mthatha,  Eastern Cape. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Former South African president Nelson Mandela will return to the village of his childhood in the Eastern Cape today for the start of two days of fu(...)

South African boys sit and watch preparations taking place around Nelson Mandela’s home for his burial in the ancestral village of Qunu yesterday. Photograph: Nic Bothma/ EPA

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela will be committed to the earth tomorrow by his own people, in the land that shaped him as a child.   The man who revolutioni(...)

Mandla Mandela (centre back), the eldest grandson of  Nelson Mandela, watches as his flag-draped coffin is carried down steps of the Union Buildings at the end of the third and final day of lying in state in Pretoria today. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Pool/Reuters

Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa’s central government buildings on Friday to say a perso(...)

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