Nelson rolihlahla mandela (/ m æ n ˈ d ɛ l ə / xhosa: [xoliɬaˈɬa manˈdɛla] 18 july 1918 – 5 december 2013) was a south african anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as president of south africa from 1994 to 1999 he was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. Then the deputy president of the african national congress, mandela was on a 13-nation, six-week freedom tour to thank international supporters of the anti-apartheid movement and appeal to the global community to maintain their sanctions against south africa.
The south african activist and former president nelson mandela (1918-2013) helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights a member of the african national congress party beginning in the 1940s, he was a leader of both peaceful protests and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided south africa. Nelson mandela was elected as the president of the new south africa in the first free elections by the entire population the decades of struggle saw the ebb and flow of a wide variety of strategic actions within the anti-apartheid movement.
Winnie mandela remained a prominent figure in south african politics who was winnie mandela winnie mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and politician who was married to south africa's first black president, nelson mandela born nomzamo winifred zanyiwe madikizela on september 26, 1936, in bizana, pondoland, which is now south africa's eastern cape province, winnie was the fourth of eight children. When barack obama delivers the 16th nelson mandela annual lecture in johannesburg on tuesday, to mark this week’s centennial of the late anti-apartheid champion nelson mandela’s birth, the.
Apartheid after 27 years in prison nelson mandela was freed in 1990 and negotiated the end of apartheid in south africa bringing peace to a racially divided country and leading the fight for human rights around the world. By then nelson mandela's name adorned anti-apartheid banners and placards the world over an almost mystical, even forgotten, figure slowly became a household name, and soon the heroic symbol of the freedom struggle.