The face that launched a thousand protests. And now it seems, a thousand product lines. Brand Mandela has become big business. So big it threatens to overshadow the man himself. David Haigh of brand valuation experts, Brand Finance.
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Thousands of South Africans came to the storied township of Soweta on Sunday to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela with loud, raucous parades and festivities outside the small red brick home where as a young lawyer he organized the fight against white rule. With Mandela's passing, Vilakazi Street in the overwhelmingly black township that is home to more than 1.2 million people became a magnet for South Africans on the official day of mourning declared by the government.
Flags were lowered to half-staff and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in South Africa's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied. The government prepared funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe. The government has yet to announce a detailed schedule for a mourning period that is expected to...
President Jacob Zuma and other leaders of South Africa's ruling ANC party visited Nelson Mandela at his Johannesburg home on Monday and found the anti-apartheid icon in good shape and in good spirits three weeks after his release from hospital.