Who is Nelson Mandela?

  • (noun): South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918).
    Synonyms: Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; born 18 July 1918) is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician 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, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically a democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

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... for Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld, the founder of organised sport in Pretoria Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth – indirectly named for Nelson Mandela ... The stadium is directly named for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which includes Port Elizabeth ...
Nelson Mandela - Legacy - Cinema and Television
... Mandela has been depicted in cinema and television on multiple occasions ... The 1997 film Mandela and de Klerk starred Sidney Poitier as Mandela, while Dennis Haysbert played him in Goodbye Bafana (2007) ... In the 2009 BBC television film Mrs Mandela, Nelson Mandela was portrayed by David Harewood, and Morgan Freeman portrayed him in Invictus (2009) ...
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... the government of national unity chaired by Nelson Mandela ... Nelson Mandela asked him to take over from Finance Minister Derek Keys in 1994 ... was not affiliated to any political party, President Nelson Mandela changed the constitution to accommodate Liebenberg as Finance Minister ...
Alain Akouala Atipault - Political Career
... in October 2009 over a book foreword supposedly written by Nelson Mandela for a collection of interviews with Sassou Nguesso, with Mandela's foundation ... Arguing that the Congolese people needed nobody's permission to use Mandela's name, he told an interviewer that "Mandela doesn't even belong to himself ... He belongs to us." Akouala Atipault went on to urge legal action against the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which he described as "an organization that, in reality, has nothing to do with the ...
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... Nelson Mandela, the first President of South Africa to be elected in fully representative democratic elections ... former Minister of Health Joel Joffe, human rights lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela in the Rivonia Trial ... Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela ...

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