This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson. Why this particular name I have no idea.
Qunu, near Umtata on 18 July Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He is still leading the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars.
He has sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa's best known and loved hero. Mandela has held numerous positions in the ANC: He was born at Qunu, near Umtata on 18 July When his father died, Mandela became the chief's ward and was groomed for the chieftainship.
As an SRC member he participated in a student strike and was expelled, along with the late Oliver Tambo, Inauguration and nelson mandela He completed his degree by correspondence from Johannesburg, did articles of clerkship and enrolled for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mandela was elected national volunteer-in-chief of the Defiance Campaign. He travelled the country organising resistance to discriminatory legislation.
He was given a suspended sentence for his part in the campaign. Shortly afterwards a banning order confined him to Johannesburg for six months. During this period he formulated the "M Plan", in terms of which ANC branches were broken down into underground cells.
By Mandela and Tambo had opened the first black legal firm in the country, and Mandela was both Transvaal president of the ANC and deputy national president.
In the 'fifties, after being forced through constant bannings to resign officially from the ANC, Mandela analysed the Bantustan policy as a political swindle. He predicted mass removals, political persecutions and police terror. For the second half of the 'fifties, he was one of the accused in the Treason Trial.
With Duma Nokwe, he conducted the defence. When the ANC was banned after the Sharpeville massacre inhe was detained until when he went underground to lead a campaign for a new national convention. Under his leadership it launched a campaign of sabotage against government and economic installations.
In Mandela left the country for military training in Algeria and to arrange training for other MK members. On his return he was arrested for leaving the country illegally and for incitement to strike.
He conducted his own defence. He was convicted and jailed for five years in November While serving his sentence, he was charged, in the Rivonia trial, with sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.
A decade before being imprisoned, Mandela had spoken out against the introduction of Bantu Education, recommending that community activists "make every home, every shack or rickety structure a centre of learning".
Robben Island, where he was imprisoned, became a centre for learning, and Mandela was a central figure in the organised political education classes. In prison Mandela never compromised his political principles and was always a source of strength for the other prisoners.
During the 'seventies he refused the offer of a remission of sentence if he recognised Transkei and settled there.Jun 27, · The Mandela R5 coins are the fastest appreciating rare coins in the history of the world. Our corporation only deals in rare coins, this is because rare coins the world over are one of the highest growth investment sectors on the earth.
[document] Address of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at His Inauguration as President of the Democratic Republic of South Africa Pretoria May 10 Dec 06, · Nelson Mandela: in his own words The most memorable quotations from former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, who has died aged Apr 09, · Nelson Mandela and F.W.
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Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: the Crushing of Eastern Europe, This quote is often found on the Internet incorrectly credited to Nelson Mandela from his Inauguration Speech, , especially the last sentence of that quote, “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”.