Category Archives: People

Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born on 26 September 1936 in Bizana, South Africa and died on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81. She was an activist and politician who have held several government positions and she headed the African National Congress Women’s League. She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including the 27 years he was imprisoned. Even though they were still married at the time of Nelson Mandela’s presidency in 1994, they were separated for two years. On 13 March 1996,…

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Netball and cricket included in Mandela Sport and Culture Day

Mandla Mandela

Mandla Mandela was born in 1974 and he is currently the chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and the grandson of Nelson Mandela. He graduated from Rhodes University with a degree in politics during 2007. His father, Makgatho Mandela, passed away in 2005, which paved the way for Mandla Mandela to become the head of the tribe. The tribe did not discuss electing a member from the Mandela family until 2007 and so he was chosen as the successor. His grandfather, Nelson Mandela, gave up…

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Personal Life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a private person who often concealed his emotions and confided in very few people. He lived an austere life, refusing to drink alcohol or smoke. As president, he even made his own bed. Nelson Mandela was also renowned for his somewhat mischievous sense of humor. He was well-known for being both stubborn and loyal, and at times he exhibited a quick temper. He was typically very friendly, welcoming and he always appeared relaxed in conversations with everyone, including his rivals. Nelson Mandela…

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Ndileka Mandela, paying it forward

Ndileka Mandela, paying it forward

At 49 years old, Ndileka Mandela knows a lot about the struggles of women in South Africa. Having lost her father when she was just four years old and growing up in a family torn apart by the politics of the day, she can identify with the struggles of many South African women. As the first granddaughter of one of South Africa’s most famous politicians, the late former President Nelson Mandela, she was constantly harassed and missed out on a proper upbringing as a child.…

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