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Johannesburg, 16 May 1992 Chairpersons; Distinguished International observers: Fellow leaders; Comrades, ladies and gentleman;We gathered here yesterday and are meeting again today in a setting...
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Quotes During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the...
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MANDELA AND TAMBO said the brass plate on our office door. We practised as attorneys-at-law in Johannesburg in a shabby building across the street from the Magistrates' Court. Chancellor House in...
Author: Oliver Tambo
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Harare, 21 May 1997 Mr. Chairman; Your Excellencies; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen, The regional summit of the World Economic Forum has become one of the most significant events...
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Verwoerd's Grim Plot By NELSON MANDELA No.36, May 1959 South Africa belongs to all who live in if, black and white." - The Freedom Charter. "All the Bantu have their...
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Renewal of KatorusIn 1993 when I toured the Katorus area with Adrian Vlok I was in pain. The community was divided into two groups at war with each other. I visited mortuaries showing the...
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  'UNITE! MOBILISE! FIGHT ON! BETWEEN THE ANVIL OF UNITED MASS ACTION AND THE HAMMER OF THE ARMED STRUGGLE WE SHALL CRUSH APARTHEID!' This message was Mandela's call after the...
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Introduction The Robben Island prisoners settled down to the mindless timetable of imprisonment, filling hours with manual labour which mercifully distracted them from dwelling on their plight and...
Description: This collection of letters was written by Mandela will he was in prison. We have organized them into ‘theme’ categories on the right. The textual commentary and letters are drawn from Meer, F. (1988). Higher than Hope , London: Hamish Hamilton, pp. 333-412, and is used with the kind permission of the author.
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Introduction The people sent a hero to prison, but generally ignored the fact that he had responsibilities and dependants. Nelson, in the loneliness of his cell, worried about the survival of his...
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Johannesburg, 27 July 1995 Chairperson; Distinguished Delegates; Comrades and friends. I feel great disappointment that I cannot be with you in person at this important occasion. Community...
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Introduction To someone cut off from friends and relatives, restricted to seeing only a selected few people and even these not as frequently as in normal social relations, photographs become very...
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Nelson's responses to the Brandfort sojourn are recorded in extracts from the letters that follow: I have thought of you since I heard of the heavy snowfall in various parts of the country. A...
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Introduction: The Mandela family commemorated birthdays whenever possible, and wedding anniversaries almost without exception, in prison during official visits. The occasions were, in addition,...
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On 31 January 1985 the State President of South Africa, PW Botha, speaking in parliament, offered Mandela his freedom on condition that he 'unconditionally rejected violence as a political weapon...
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Master of ceremonies; Our dear Adelaide and family; Comrades and friends, The main speaker on this occasion is Thabo Mbeki, the President of the movement to which Oliver Tambo dedicated his life...
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Introduction Winnie's banning order expired in September 1975 and thirteen years of silence was broken. She was in a sense pulled back from the dead. Durban welcomed her on Sunday, 12 October,...
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Johannesburg, 18 November 1997Master of ceremonies; Cabinet Ministers; Chief of the SANDF and Secretary of Defence; Heads of the Arms of Service; Members of the National Defence Liaison Council...
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To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests – it is a singular honor to be...
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Published on 20 Jan 2014 'I was not born with a hunger to be free,' Nelson Mandela writes in his autobiography. He immediately explains 'I was born free-free in every way that I could know. Free to...
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Introduction Apart from a prostate operation in 1985 and equally successful treatment for TB in 1988, Nelson's health had been good. At a time when the Press reported that he had cancer, he...
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Introduction Nelson's attachment to property is sentimental rather than material and this is reflected in his attitude to his Orlando home and to land at his birthplace Qunu. HOUSE With regard...
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