Children from the Zip Zap circus school prepare ahead of a World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Today is the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death. Photograph: Nic Bothma

In the emotion-filled days that followed former South African president Nelson Mandela’s death a year ago today, the African National Congress party v(...)

Ireland, Dublin 6: €800,000, Savills

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On safari: African elephants in South Africa. Photograph: Thinkstock

I am 60 on January 2nd and want to celebrate. I would like to go somewhere warm and welcoming, where myself and my long- suffering husband can real(...)

hildren in an Oranjekloof School classroom in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Photograph: Rogan Ward

Despite losing an estimated €150 million in the Irish property crash, philanthropist Niall Mellon says he is committed to continuing with his chari(...)

Niall Mellon: only found out about Mr Higgins’s visit to South Africa early in November. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff/The Irish Times

Charity organiser Niall Mellon has said he is disappointed President Michael D Higgins will not be visiting his schemes in South Africa next week.Some(...)

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema points the way to supporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Photograph: Ihsaan Haffejee/EPA

Despite 20 years of South African democracy, time appears to have stood still for the residents of Zwelethemba, a poor black township in the Western C(...)

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(...)