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17 Nov 2015 20:05




Who Is Nelson Mandela And Why Is He Famous?




Edited by Syful-islma / 17 Nov 2015 20:09
18 Nov 2015 10:06

Nelson Mandela who is he

18 Nov 2015 10:20

1st President of South Africa
In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
Deputy Thabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk
Preceded by F. W. de Klerk
as State President
Succeeded by Thabo Mbeki
Personal details
Born Rolihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918
Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Died 5 December 2013 (aged 95)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
Resting place Mandela Graveyard
Qunu, Eastern Cape
31°48′21.8″S 28°36′52.7″E
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress
Other political
affiliations South African Communist Party
Spouse(s)
Evelyn Ntoko Mase
(m. 1944; div. 1958)
Winnie Madikizela
(m. 1958; div. 1996)
Graça Machel
(m. 1998; his death 2013)
Children
Thembekile Mandela
Makaziwe Mandela
Makgatho Mandela
Makaziwe Mandela
Zenani Mandela
Zindziswa Mandela
Alma mater
University of Fort Hare
UoL External Programme
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand

Occupation
Activist
Politician
Philanthropist
Lawyer
Religion Methodist
Known for Anti-Apartheid Movement
Awards
Sakharov Prize (1988)
Bharat Ratna (1990)
Nobel Peace Prize (1993)
Order of Lenin
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Notable work(s) Long Walk to Freedom
Website : www.nelsonmandela.org
Nickname(s) : Madiba
Tata

18 Nov 2015 10:23

Biography of Nelson Mandela

Introduction
Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo , Transkei, on 18 July 1918. His mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, principal counsellor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo. In 1930, when he was 12 years old, his father died and the young Rolihlahla became a ward of Jongintaba at the Great Place in Mqhekezweni 1 .

Hearing the elders’ stories of his ancestors’ valour during the wars of resistance, he dreamed also of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people.


The narrated life and times of Nelson Mandela
He attended primary school in Qunu where his teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave him the name Nelson, in accordance with the custom of giving all schoolchildren “Christian” names.

He completed his Junior Certificate at Clarkebury Boarding Institute and went on to Healdtown, a Wesleyan secondary school of some repute, where he matriculated.

Mandela began his studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University College of Fort Hare but did not complete the degree there as he was expelled for joining in a student protest.

On his return to the Great Place at Mqhekezweni the King was furious and said if he didn’t return to Fort Hare he would arrange wives for him and his cousin Justice. They ran away to Johannesburg instead, arriving there in 1941. There he worked as a mine security officer and after meeting Walter Sisulu, an estate agent, he was introduced to Lazer Sidelsky. He then did his articles through a firm of attorneys – Witkin, Eidelman and Sidelsky.

He completed his BA through the University of South Africa and went back to Fort Hare for his graduation in 1943.


Nelson Mandela (top row, second from left) on the steps of Wits University. Image courtesy Andrew Sam
Meanwhile, he began studying for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand. By his own admission he was a poor student and left the university in 1952 without graduating. He only started studying again through the University of London after his imprisonment in 1962 but also did not complete that degree.

In 1989, while in the last months of his imprisonment, he obtained an LLB through the University of South Africa. He graduated in absentia at a ceremony in Cape Town.

18 Nov 2015 10:24

Entering politics

Mandela, while increasingly politically involved from 1942, only joined the African National Congress in 1944 when he helped to form the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).

In 1944 he married Walter Sisulu’s cousin, Evelyn Mase, a nurse. They had two sons, Madiba Thembekile "Thembi" and Makgatho, and two daughters both called Makaziwe, the first of whom died in infancy. He and his wife divorced in 1958.

Mandela rose through the ranks of the ANCYL and through its efforts, the ANC adopted a more radical mass-based policy, the Programme of Action, in 1949.


Nelson Mandela on the roof of Kholvad House in 1953. Image courtesy of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
In 1952 he was chosen as the National Volunteer-in-Chief of the Defiance Campaign with Maulvi Cachalia as his deputy. This campaign of civil disobedience against six unjust laws was a joint programme between the ANC and the South African Indian Congress. He and 19 others were charged under the Suppression of Communism Act for their part in the campaign and sentenced to nine months of hard labour, suspended for two years.

A two-year diploma in law on top of his BA allowed Mandela to practise law, and in August 1952 he and Oliver Tambo established South Africa’s first black law firm, Mandela & Tambo.

At the end of 1952 he was banned for the first time. As a restricted person he was only permitted to watch in secret as the Freedom Charter was adopted in Kliptown on 26 June 1955.

18 Nov 2015 11:05

Quote by Hitu231.
1st President of South Africa
In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
Deputy Thabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk
Preceded by F. W. de Klerk
as State President
Succeeded by Thabo Mbeki
Personal details
Born Rolihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918
Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Died 5 December 2013 (aged 95)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
Resting place Mandela Graveyard
Qunu, Eastern Cape
31°48′21.8″S 28°36′52.7″E
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress
Other political
affiliations South African Communist Party
Spouse(s)
Evelyn Ntoko Mase
(m. 1944; div. 1958)
Winnie Madikizela
(m. 1958; div. 1996)
Graça Machel
(m. 1998; his death 2013)
Children
Thembekile Mandela
Makaziwe Mandela
Makgatho Mandela
Makaziwe Mandela
Zenani Mandela
Zindziswa Mandela
Alma mater
University of Fort Hare
UoL External Programme
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand

Occupation
Activist
Politician
Philanthropist
Lawyer
Religion Methodist
Known for Anti-Apartheid Movement
Awards
Sakharov Prize (1988)
Bharat Ratna (1990)
Nobel Peace Prize (1993)
Order of Lenin
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Notable work(s) Long Walk to Freedom
Website : www.nelsonmandela.org
Nickname(s) : Madiba
Tata


18 Nov 2015 12:08
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18 Nov 2015 12:35

Quote by mr_someone
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Without how to know fully about that great person

18 Nov 2015 12:38

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. After he left prison, he worked to achieve human rights and a better future for everyone in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was born in 1918.

Edited by christine123 / 18 Nov 2015 12:39
18 Nov 2015 12:59

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