Remembering, Who was Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela 273941Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

Personal details

Born Rolihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918
Mvezo, Cape Province
Union of South Africa
Died 5 December 2013 (aged 95)
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress South African Communist Party
Spouse(s)
  1. Evelyn Ntoko Mase – (m. 1944–1957; divorced)
  2. Winnie Madikizela – (m. 1958–1996; divorced)
  3. Graça Machel – (m. 1998–2013; his death)
Children
  1. Madiba Thembekile Mandela
  2. Makaziwe Mandela
  3. Makgatho Lewanika Mandela
  4. Makaziwe Mandela
  5. Zenani Mandela
  6. Zindziswa Mandela

Step children

  1. Josina Z. Machel
  2. Samora M. Machel Jnr.
Alma mater University of Fort Hare
University of London External System
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Profession
Religion Christianity (Methodism)

Nelson Mandela’s Awards nelson-mandela-long-walk-to-freedom

  1. Nobel Peace Prize,
  2. Bharat Ratna,
  3. Time’s Person of the Year,
  4. Sakharov Prize,
  5. Presidential Medal of Freedom,
  6. Congressional Gold Medal,
  7. Arthur Ashe Courage Award,
  8. Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal,
  9. Gandhi Peace Prize,
  10. Philadelphia Liberty Medal,
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding,
  12. Lenin Peace Prize,
  13. Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal,
  14. Nishan-e-Pakistan,
  15. Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights,
  16. Ambassador of Conscience Award,
  17. International Simón Bolívar Prize,
  18. United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, nelson_mandela_by_benadia
  19. Order of the Nile,
  20. World Citizenship Award,
  21. U Thant Peace Award,
  22. Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize,
  23. Isitwalandwe Medal,
  24. Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony,
  25. Freedom of the City of Aberdeen,
  26. Bruno Kreisky Award,
  27. Carter–Menil Human Rights Prize,
  28. Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award,
  29. Giuseppe Motta Medal,
  30. Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize,
  31. J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding,
  32. W E B DuBois International Medal,
  33. Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation,
  34. Harvard Business School Statesman of the Year Award

Nelson Mandela lived an extraordinary life and affected many people. he was revered by world leaders, celebrities and possibly everyone in the world.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

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