Nelson Mandela: A Biography by Martin Meredith
I have this theory – I know it is not a good theory – but here it is anyway!
We are all entitled to our own opinions!
All over the world there is - racism – racism between the rich and the poor, nationalities, boundaries etc.
But for one or other reason the South Africa’s was classified as the biggest Racism countries that ever existed – maybe the statement is not true!
You see it on the news every day – in movies – heck even on documentaries
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One day long – long ago a baby boy was born: →
Born Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918
Died 5 December 2013 (aged 95)
Resting place Mandela Graveyard
Mandela began his studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University College of Fort Hare but did not complete the degree there as he was expelled for joining in a student protest. “Naughty boy it seems”
Upon his return to the Great Place at Mqhekezweni the King was furious and said if he didn’t return to Fort Hare he would arrange wives for him and his cousin Justice. They ran away to Johannesburg instead, arriving there in 1941.
He completed his BA through the University of South Africa and went back to Fort Hare for his graduation in 1943.
Meanwhile; he began studying for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand. By his own admission he was a poor student. He only started studying again through the University of London after his imprisonment in 1962 but also did not complete that degree.
A two-year diploma in law on top of his BA allowed Mandela to practise law, and in August 1952 he and Oliver Tambo established South Africa’s first black law firm, Mandela & Tambo.
Mandela, while increasingly politically involved from 1942, only joined the African National Congress in 1944 when he helped to form the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).
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The Treason Trial
He became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. After the Afrikaner minority government of the National Partyestablished apartheid – a system of racial segregation that privileged whites – in 1948, he rose to prominence in the ANCs 1952 anti-apartheid Defiance Campaign, was appointed superintendent of the organisations Transvaal chapter and presided over the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was unsuccessfully prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961. Influenced by Marxism, he secretly joined the South African Communist Party (SACP). Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the SACP he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961, leading asabotage campaign against the government. In 1962, he was arrested, convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial
One of Mandelas prisoner numbers.
Release from prison
Mandela served 27 years in prison, initially on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 amid escalating civil strife. Mandela joined negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory and became South Africas first black president. He published his autobiography in 1995.
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It is in your hands – Mandela Day quote
He died at his home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013.
To end this review – I have a huge respect for this man!
HE HAD A DREAM A BIG DREAM AND NEVER LET GO!
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And from me
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He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. He studied law at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand before working as a lawyer in Johannesburg. There he became involved in anti-colonial and African nationalist politics, joining the ANC in and co-founding its Youth League in After the National Party 's white-only government established apartheid, a system of racial segregation that privileged whites , he and the ANC committed themselves to its overthrow.
On April 27, , he was made the first President of South Africa elected in a fully represented democratic election. Mandela was also the first black President of his country, South Africa. Mandela was born in Mvezo , South Africa to a Thembu royal family. His government focused on throwing out the legacy of apartheid by ending racism , poverty , inequality , and on improving racial understanding in South Africa. Politically a believer in socialism , he served as the President of the African National Congress ANC from to and adopted new Constitution of South African in that prohibits all discrimination, based on language , religion , handicap and sexual orientation , not only on racism. He is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata "Father".
Jump to navigation. Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July in South Africa.
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One must go back to Dallas, Texas, in to find a comparable occasion of collective bereavement as that which has met the death of Nelson Mandela , at the age of Even the assassination of President John F Kennedy registered less resonantly in the days before the global village — and, in any case, the trajectory of the American politician's life represented promise shattered rather than hope fulfilled. Mandela has surely been venerated by more millions in his lifetime than any political figure in history. In working to free his country from racial division, he led an essentially peaceful revolution, culminating in his release from prison in and the post-apartheid election of , which saw him elected as the first president of a democratic South Africa. The world responded to the qualities it perceived in the man, as well as to the scale of his achievement. Was he born to it, this child of royal descent?
After becoming involved in the anti- apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. Beginning in , Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses. For generations to come, Mandela will be a source of inspiration for civil rights activists worldwide. Mandela's father, who was destined to be a chief, served as a counselor to tribal chiefs for several years, but lost both his title and fortune over a dispute with the local colonial magistrate. Mandela was only an infant at the time, and his father's loss of status forced his mother to move the family to Qunu, an even smaller village north of Mvezo.