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Tokyo Sexwale is one of South Africa's new generation of highly successful businessmen. But he's never forgotten his early years when Mandela, even from within a prison cell, was fighting to change South Africa.
In the course of making a two-part BBC profile of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby spoke to a number of leading figures who knew Mandela well, including former US President Bill Clinton
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, describing him as a "brilliant politician".
In 2002, when the BBC was making a two part portrait of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby carried out a series of interviews with him.
In his struggle against apartheid Nelson Mandela became a hero for millions of his oppressed countrymen.
On 29 August 2007, Nelson Mandela's status in British culture was cemented when then prime minister Gordon Brown unveiled a statue in his honour. However, he was not always looked upon as favourably by the British political establishment.
Nelson Mandela will perhaps be remembered as much for his fight for the underprivileged as his fight against white minority rule.
Pictures of the life of anti-apartheid hero
During Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars, he became the world's most famous political prisoner.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, praised Wales' contribution to the anti-apartheid fight during his visit in 1998.
Nick Higham looks at the twilight years of the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela dies at home aged 95, South Africa's president Jacob Zuma announces.
Fergal Keane looks back at the life of one of the world's most celebrated statesmen
Former BBC East Africa correspondent Colin Blane recounts his many interactions with Mandela, including his 1993 visit to Glasgow.
Live coverage as Mandela death announced
A lorry driver dies after high winds cause travel chaos across Scotland, with trains halted and people being warned not to drive.
A suicide car bomb followed by a gunbattle at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 52 people dead and some 162 injured, officials say.
Increased activity is seen around the Johannesburg home of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, who has been suffering from a recurring lung infection.
JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
The press digests TV chef Nigella Lawson's sartorial choices, along with her evidence in court, while the autumn statement and UK-China trade trip remain in the news.