South Africa, along with the rest of the world, mourned the loss of Nelson Mandela, known by his people as Tata, father of the nation. He died after a long illness on Thursday 5th December 2013 at 8:50pm, surrounded by his family, at his home in Houghton Johannesburg.
Considered a master stroke, his sale of 50 per cent of Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) to a consortium of overseas private equity players, CVC Asia Pacific for approximately 5.5 billion dollars, will free up cash for the young Mr Packer to pursue his interest in global gambling and gaming opportunities.
Ever since she captured our hearts on the silver screen as a raven haired 12 year-old beauty in National Velvet, her first major film success, we have followed Elizabeth Taylor's life with great interest. Now aged 74, she has once again hit the headlines as her delicate health hangs in the balance.