Mandela 100: Legacy

Perspective plays a strong part in Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Join Pin Africa as we close the Mandela series with what the great man left behind. Nelson Mandela’s centenary is an opportunity to reflect on his global legacy. Even after death, Nelson Mandela is still considered […]

Mandela 100: Anti-Aparthied fighters

South Africa’s apartheid regime was a political system by the National Party that forced racial segregation between 1948 and 1994. Like Mandela, many individuals were crucial to the eventual success of anti-apartheid and the ANC party. Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu – 1912-2003 Walter Sisulu was […]

Mandela 100: Presidency

Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa on 10th May 1994, one year after being honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize alongside F.W. De Klerk, the South African President at the time. At the age of 75, Mandela made history as the first non-white and […]

Mandela 100: Winnie & Mandela

Nelson Mandela met Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela (Winnie Mandela) in 1957, through a mutual friend. A social worker by training, Winnie married Nelson in 1958, three months after he divorced his first wife, Evelyn Mase. As he had just been sanctioned for African National Congress […]

Mandela 100: Robben Island

27 years is a long time to be imprisoned. Join Pin Africa as we explore Mandela’s time as a prisoner, and the history behind one of the prisons he made famous – Robben Island Nelson Mandela spent over a quarter of his life in prison. He was […]

Mandela 100: Early Years

Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on 18 July 1918, to parents Gadla Mphakanyiswa Mandela and Nosekeni Fanny in the village of Mvezo, South Africa. He had twelve siblings in total, but only two sisters were from his mother. His paternal grandfather was the source of […]