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Mandela accepted the Nobel Peace Prize as an accolade to all people who have worked for peace and stood against racism.

When the ANC launched its Campaign for the Defiance of Unjust Laws in 1952, Mandela was elected National Volunteer-in-Chief.

In 1961 Umkhonto we Sizwe was formed, with Mandela as its commander-in-chief.

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The ANC leadership bolstered their position through alliances with small White, Coloured, and Indian political parties in an attempt to give the appearance of wider appeal than the Africanists.

The first meeting between Mandela and the National Party government came in November 1985 when Kobie Coetsee met Mandela in Volks Hospital in  Cape Town  where Mandela was recovering from prostate surgery.

Nelson Mandela had strongly opposed the 1999  NATO intervention in Kosovo  and called it an attempt by the world's powerful nations to police the entire world.

Selected Speeches, Statements and Writings of Nelson Mandela

The following listing contains a selection of Nelson Mandela's most significant or famous speeches, statements and writings.

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At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion made by the State in its opening that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect.

The African people were not part of the Government and did not make the laws by which they were governed.

The lack of human dignity experienced by Africans is the direct result of the policy of white supremacy.

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As a cultural venue, Nelson Mandela Bay boasts many museums and art galleries, providing an insight into the past and present.

Nelson Mandela belongs to a cadet branch of the Thembu dynasty which (nominally) reigns in the Transkeian Territories of the Union of South Africa's Cape Province.

Gadla remained a member of the Inkosi's Privy Council, and was instrumental in the ascension to the Thembu throne of Jongintaba Dalindyebo, who would later return this favour by informally adopting Mandela upon Gadla's death.

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Prior to his presidency, Mandela was an activist against apartheid, and he was the leader of the armed wing of the African National Congress.

Because of his conviction, Mandela spent twenty-seven years in prison, many of those years were spent on Robben Island.

When the Afrikaner-dominated National Party won the election in 1948, Mandela began becoming involved in politics, as the National Party advocated the apartheid policy of segregation based on race.

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I place the remaining years of my life in your hands.

I pay tribute to the many religious communities who carried the campaign for justice forward when the organisations for our people were silenced.

The need to unite the people of our country is as important a task now as it always has been.

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The display housing many of the gifts received by former president Nelson Mandela at the  Bunga  building in Umtata has proved to be one of the most popular of the three museum sites.

The historic Bhunga Building in Mthatha houses the Nelson Mandela Museum, showcasing many of the thousands of gifts, cards and letters received by Mandela from presidents of other countries, from various organizations and from ordinary people.

Visit the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, and tour the Nelson Mandela Museum, for example on our  Eastern Cape Tours .

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The father of Nelson Mandela was a  Xhosa  chief in the  Transkei , where Mandela was born.

After 27 years, the white leadership heeded the calls from citizens of numerous nations to release the most important political prisoner of the late twentieth century, Nelson Mandela.

The ANC leadership bolstered their position through alliances with small White, Coloured, and Indian political parties in an attempt to give the appearance of wider appeal than the Africanists.

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Nelson Mandela leaves Victor Verster prison on February 11, 1990

Mandela divorces Evelyn Mase, and marries Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela.

Mandela celebrates his 90th birthday and asks the emerging generation to continue the fight for social justice.

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10 May 1994 - June 1999: Mandela was democratically elected State President of South Africa.

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela began his autobiography during the course of his 27 years in prison.

The book investigates the events that have made Winnie Mandela such a controversial figure: the allegations of kidnapping and murder, her divorce from Mandela, and the current fraud charges.

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The government responded with the largest military mobilisation since the war, and the Republic was born in an atmosphere of fear and apprehension.

Mandela rejected an offer of release on condition that he renounce violence.

In prison Mandela never compromised his political principles and was always a source of strength for the other prisoners.

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation through the Centre of Memory and Dialogue contributes to the making of a just society by promoting the values, vision and work of our Founder.

Across the world, people are getting behind Mandela Day.

July 14, 2010 –  The Elders – a group of eminent global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela – have joined the former President of South Africa in a special message of support for Nelson Mandela International Day.

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Chief among African leaders, Nelson Mandela is one of few statesmen to have achieved almost universal respect around the world and across the political spectrum.

His role in fighting apartheid, his imprisonment on Robben Island - where he came to symbolise the struggle of oppressed people around the world - and his ability to steer South Africa through the crisis of its rebirth earned him the international reputation of benevolent negotiator and quintessential peacemaker.

As South Africa's first democratically elected President in 1994, Mandela tackled the challenge of uniting both the country's racial groupings and a fragmented public service whose delivery mandate was skewed in favour of the white population.

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Spending time with a man such as Madiba on a 24-hour basis, day in and day out, must have provided you with some wonderful memories.

Bear in mind that Madiba established his office and employed us to conduct and enforce a certain, specific work protocol for him and regarding matters concerning him.

I arranged for his household staff (this was before he was married to Mrs Machel) to send some personal goods, newspapers etc. for him with the relief pilots who left South Africa.

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, turns 92 years old on Sunday, as the world celebrates the first international day in his honour.

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former President Nelson Mandela, shows her father birthday cards in Johannesburg in this handout picture released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Mandela has made few public appearances since he retired from public life in 2004.

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In accordance with his conviction, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these on Robben Island.

Nelson Mandela in his own words : from freedom to the future : tributes and speeches  / Kader Asmal, David Chidester, & Wilmot Godfrey James (ed.).

Nelson Mandela speaks : forging a democratic, nonracial South Africa  / Steve Clark (ed.).

Interactive website launched by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with the Visual History Archive (VHA), to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release.

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As a result of Mandela's huge peace initiative, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace jointly with then President of South Africa, F. W. De Klerk in 1993.

In 1994, there were the first multi-racial elections, and Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa on 10 May.

Mandela laid the foundation for true peace, not just before he was released from jail, but even afterwards, especially when he was President.

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While on the one hand this may be true of Mandela as a modern hero, the complexity of deconstructing "Mandela as hero" is the fact that he does in many respects embody the characteristics associated with the Homeric hero.

His approach for the transformation of the country places greater agency within black communities for instrumenting change.

The press at the time did little to explain the Defiance Campaign (why would they - it was not in the best interest of maintaining the apartheid regime) but instead showed how it was only a small group of black activists who were instigating protests.