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Gold castings of Mandela’s hands sell for $10m in bitcoin

Four casts of Nelson Mandela's hands were made by mining group Harmony Gold in 2002

Gold castings of the hands of South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela have been sold for $10m (£7m) in bitcoin. Canadian crypto-currency exchange firm Arbitrade bought four casts from South African businessman Malcolm Duncan. The firm said it planned to launch a global “Golden Hands of Nelson Mandela” tour to educate young people about the anti-apartheid icon’s life. This ...

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Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn

A controversial new book about the last days of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn by the publisher. Mandela’s family had complained that the book, written by his doctor of almost 10 years, contained personal details. The publisher said it had pulled the book “out of respect” for the family. It added that the author had told ...

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Ndileka Mandela: ANC rejection ‘heart-wrenching’ – brother

The eldest granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an anti-apartheid icon, has been urged to reconsider her decision no longer to vote for the governing African National Congress. Ndileka Mandela, 52, has been told she should instead help revive the party. She had earlier stated she no longer believed the ANC represented the values of her ...

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