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Special Pictorial Tribute

His Excellency Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Sunrise 18th July 1918 – Sunset 5th December 2013

Young Nelso

Young Nelson Mandela in tribal robe. He was given the name Nelson by a schoolteacher but is also sometimes called Madiba, his traditional clan name.

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As Thembu royalty, Nelson attended a Wesleyan mission school, the Clarkebury Boarding Institute and Wesleyan College

1939 - Mandela attends the University of Fort Hare

A picture of young Nelson taken in the 40’s

Young Nelso

Young Mandela

Nelson Mandela - seen here as a young leader.

Young - Nelson inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

1952-Mandela leads the newly launched ANC

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A youthful Mandela worked out on week nights.

Young Nelson Mandela boxing.

Nelson Mandela, as a 42-years-old

1 wife Evelyn M st

Nelson and Evelyn were married for 13 years, splitting up in 1957

Mase 1944 - 1957.

2 wife Winnie Madi nd

In 1958 Nelson married Winnie Madikizela. While much of their marriage was spent apart as Nelson

ikizela 1958 - 1996.

n was in prison, Winnie Mandela became a strong political figure herself.

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In October 1963 Mandela, and 10 other leaders who had been arrested at Rivonia, were put on trial. Th 11June 1964, after an international campaign to save their lives, 8 of the 11 accused were sentenced to l

entenced to prison

The prosecution called for death sentences. The charge sheet at the trial listed 193 acts of sabotage. On life imprisonment.

Nelson Mandela incarc

1963 prison - Robben Island - is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa

Robben Island prison buildings, with Table Mountain visible in the background.

cerated - Robben Island

Former prison cells on Robben Island

Nelson Mandela

The cell where Nelson Mandela spent his time incarcerated on Robben Island.

The courtyard at Robben Island in the mid-1960’s where the prisoners crushed stones.

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prison lifw - Nelson Mandela doing prison work.

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prison life - Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu - Robben Island

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Nelson Mandela - FRE

Nelson Mandela was freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years wit his wife Winnie by his side -

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- February 11, 1990

Nobel Peace

Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, share the Nobel Peace Priz

e Prize - 1993

ze - December 10, 1993

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April 27, 1994 - Nelson Mandela casts his vote for the first time in his life.

first time - 1994

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May 10, 1994 - Nelson Mandela Inaugurated as President of the Republic of South Africa. The Countr

President - 1994

ry’s first post-apartheid president.


beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld. Each time one of us touches the soil of this land, we feel a sense of personal renewal. The national mood changes as the seasons change.

Your Majesties, Your Highnesses, Distinguished Guests, Comrades and Friends:

We are moved by a sense of joy and exhilaration when the grass turns green and the flowers bloom.

Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to new-born liberty.

That spiritual and physical oneness we all share with this common homeland explains the depth of the pain we all carried in our hearts as we saw our country tear itself apart in a terrible conflict, and as we saw it spurned, outlawed and isolated by the peoples of the world, precisely because it has become the universal base of the pernicious ideology and practice of racism and racial oppression.

Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud. Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all. All this we owe both to ourselves and to the peoples of the world who are so well represented here today. To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this

We, the people of South Africa, feel fulfilled that humanity has taken us back into its bosom, that we, who were outlaws not so long ago, have today been given the rare privilege to be host to the nations of the world on our own soil. We thank all our distinguished international guests for having come to take possession with the people of our country of what is, after all, a common victory for justice, for peace, for human dignity.

s inaugural speech We trust that you will continue to stand by us as we tackle the challenges of building peace, prosperity, nonsexism, non-racialism and democracy. We deeply appreciate the role that the masses of our people and their political mass democratic, religious, women, youth, business, traditional and other leaders have played to bring about this conclusion. Not least among them is my Second Deputy President, the Honorable F.W. de Klerk. We would also like to pay tribute to our security forces, in all their ranks, for the distinguished role they have played in securing our first democratic elections and the transition to democracy, from blood-thirsty forces which still refuse to see the light. The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us. We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. We succeeded to take our last steps

to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world. As a token of its commitment to the renewal of our country, the new Interim Government of National Unity will, as a matter of urgency, address the issue of amnesty for various categories of our people who are currently serving terms of imprisonment. We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free. Their dreams have become reality. Freedom is their reward. We are both humbled and elevated by the honour and privilege that

Nelson Mandela’s you, the people of South Africa, have bestowed on us, as the first President of a united, democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa, to lead our country out of the valley of darkness. We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom. We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Let freedom reign.

Nelson Mandela - INAUGURAL

s inaugural speech

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Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island on 10 February 1995 where he spent 19 of his 27

his prison cell - 1995

7 years in jail

3 wife Graรงa rd

3rd wife - Graรงa Machel - married Mandela on 18 July 1998 on his 80th birthday, thus becoming the Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999.

a Machel 1998

only woman in the world to have been First Lady of two countries. Serving as the First Lady of

Raising Awareness

Mandela gives a speech at Green Point stadium in Cape Town during a fund-raising benefit concert 46664 was Mandela’s identification number in prison.

s about AIDS - 2003

for AIDS awareness. The “46664 concert” is the first of several to promote AIDS awareness.

Nelson Mand

December 14, 1994 Launches his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom

June, 2011 Nelson Ma Himself: The Book of Qu publis

dela’s books

- His book andela By Authorized uotations is shed

October, 2010 His second book, Conversations with Myself is published

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18 July 2009 - The Nelson Mandela Foundation creates Mandela Day, to be held every year on his bi

created - 2009


President Obama visits

US President Barack Obama visited the Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela spent some of

s Mandela family - 2013

f his darkest days in jail.

Idris Elba as Nelso

on Mandela - 2013 MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM The long-awaited film “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” debuts in Johannesburg in November 2013. British actor Idris Elba plays the title role in the film based on Mandela’s autobiography. 139 min - Biography | Drama | History A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Director: Justin Chadwick Writers: William Nicholson (screenplay), Nelson Mandela (autobiography) Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto


Quotes from Ne “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do”. Nelson Mandela

elson Mandela “It always seems impossible until it’s done”. Nelson Mandela

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Nelson Mandela

Quotes from Ne “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again”. Nelson Mandela

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”. Nelson Mandela

elson Mandela “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles”. Nelson Mandela

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will”. Nelson Mandela

Tributes by Panache E-M

Mr. Lekan Olujinmi

May President Nelson Mandela’s Soul Rest In Peace.

Dr Frank Chinegwundoh

Words can not express how I felt when I heard the News that President Nelson Mandela had passed away, Sorry to his family as well as to all South Africans, may his soul rest in peace, truly it’s a sad day for Africa and the world. My Deepest Condolence’s to you all.

Having recently returned from South Africa and visited the polling station where Nelson Mandela cast his vote as a free man, I am much saddened at the passing of this great life. If he could withstand such privations for so many years and triumph in the end, I can overcome much lesser tribulations. A true inspiration to the world

Mr. Lekan Olujinmi

Frank Chinegwundoh

Claudia Andrews

You have taught me that to have an impact, you have to be selfless and fearless. Your resilience, character and humility of spirit will forever inspire and motivate me. Rest in Perfect Peace Nelson Mandela Claudia Andrews

Dawn Spence

Mandela was able to break down the calcification of racism and hatred with the sword of compassion. That is why he became loved by so many. He should go down in history as one of the saviours of our time and I feel that his memory will remain strong in our minds. Dawn Spence

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GUBA Founder & CEO Dentaa.w

George Ameyaw

GUBA PAYS TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND Nelson Mandela The Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards believes that many walk this earth but very few leave a mark as indelible as His Excellency Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has. He lived as a fearless yet humble man and through his life, has taught us the essence of leadership and altruism. As a revolutionary, Nelson Mandela ardently fought the apartheid regime in South Africa. After serving a 27 year prison sentence, went on to become South Africa’s first black President in 1994 and formed a Government of National Unity to ease racial tensions. His strive eventually led to the dissolution of the apartheid regime and a united South Africa. The events in South Africa had a ripple effect on the rest of the continent and unified Africa as a whole. The news of his death on the 5th of December 2013 is one of great sadness. Amidst the sadness is a feeling of admiration because as he said himself: “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace” and Nelson Mandela has done more than his duty on this earth.

A legend has truly been lost, and as Africa and the rest of the world mourns, the strength in his character continues to inspire and unite us. Many lessons have been and would continue to be learnt for generations to come. Nelson Mandela affectionately called ‘Madiba’ by his people is the true definition of a hero and we remain grateful to God for sending such a great man to this earth. GUBA and the GUBA Foundation teams are especially affected by the news of his death. As an organisation that seeks to unite and empower, Nelson Mandela’s work has been one of prime inspiration. We are truly saddened by his death and we Thank God for his life. May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace- Tata Nelson ‘Madiba’ Rolihlahla Mandela About Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2013 The GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony celebrating the excellent achievements of Ghanaians living in Britain and acknowledging the valuable services of UK based organizations to Ghanaians in the UK or Ghana. GUBA Awards is in its third year and aims at extending the awards to the wider African community in the UK. George Ameyaw 07956945360

Tributes by Panache E-M Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician. A remarkable and dignified man who fought so hard for freedom and peace. You made us so proud.

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