S.african Royals Concerned At Mandela Family ‘instability’


The widow of Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel (C), and his x-wife Winnie Mandela Madikizela (R), arrive for South African former president Nelson Mandela's funeral ceremony in Qunu on December 15, 2013

“Immediate family members must mourn and their actions must resemble the dignity that Madiba deserves,” said spokesman Daludumo Mtirara, referring to Mandela’s clan name. The meeting also backed Mandela’s grandson Mandla as head of the family, dismissing as “disrespectful” his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s naming of his surviving daughter Makaziwe in the position. Madikizela-Mandela earlier this month denied there was a dynastic battle within the extensive family. But the Mandela family is no stranger to drama, with reports surfacing of a renewed feud shortly after the icon’s funeral. Earlier this year, a family court battle saw the remains of three of Mandela’s deceased children ordered back to his boyhood village.
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Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013

For other uses, prior permission required. JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST: This month, NPR’s been looking at some of the numbers that bring 2013 into focus. Today, the number 10. That’s how many cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. That group’s long championed such leave policies. And joining us now to talk about such trends is Vicki Shabo, the partnership’s director of work and family programs. Welcome.
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