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(...)

Mandla Mandela, grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela, talks to journalists during a news conference in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa . Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s under-fire grandson has hit back against family members who took him to court over a controversial planned burial site for the former(...)

A man forces open the gate of the property of Mandla Mandela, grandson of ailing former Nelson Mandela, following a court hearing clearing the way to remove the remains of the former leader’s children from  Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

Workers armed with pick-axes and a court order broke into the compound of Nelson Mandela’s grandson today to exhume the remains of three of the anti(...)

Press freedom and diversity have become the central themes in a row between media houses in South Africa over the transparency of the sale of Independ(...)