Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu

Two South African Nobel laureates greeting each other, President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Nelson Mandela and Harry Belafonte

Nelson Mandela with American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist, Harry Belafonte.

Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana

Nelson Mandela meets Princess Diana at Tuinhuis, Cape Town in March 1997.

President Nelson Mandela with the Dalai Lama

President Nelson Mandela with the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, when he visited South Africa in 1996.

Nelson Mandela

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries around the world to thank nations that had supported the African National Congress during the struggle. He was received by many of the World's leaders.

Musevani, President of Uganda with Nelson Mandela

Musevani, President of Uganda with Nelson Mandela. In the background is Alfred Nzo. Alfred Nzo was the Secretary General of the ANC after Duma Nokwe. He served under the leadership of President Oliver Tambo. Under the democratic elected government of Preisident Nelson Mandela he became the minister of foreign affairs.

Trevor Huddleston and Nelson Mandela

From right to left Adelade Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and Rev. Trevor Huddleston. Rev. Trevor Huddleston is one of the internationalists who spoke openly about the life of Black people and their living conditions under the apartheid government. He is amongst the Isitwalandwe - the highest award the ANC gives to courageous men and women who champion the cause of the South African oppressed people.

Nelson Mandela’s German Tour

Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany. This was an ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa. Here he appears with Sankie Nkondo who was the Chief Representative of the ANC in Bonn.

Nelson Mandela’s German Tour

Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany with his wife, Winnie Mandela. This was an ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa.

Tour of Germany

After his prison release, Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany with his wife, Winnie Mandela. This was ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela’s Germany Tour

After his prison release Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany. This was ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960s in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa. Left: Kingsley Makhubela with President Nelson Mandela (Centre). Right OR Tambo (Partly obscured)

Nelson Mandela, Joe Modise and Aziz Pahad

Nelson Mandela, Joe Modise and Aziz Pahad at a formal event.

A signed portrait of Nelson Mandela with England’s Queen Elizabeth

A signed portrait of Nelson Mandela with England's Queen Elizabeth, Rochelle Mtirara and Prince Philip during a state visit to the United Kingdom in 1995.

Nelson Mandela meets the Queen of England and Prince Philip with his daughter Zenani

President Nelson Mandela and his daughter Zenani are seen with the Queen of England and Prince Philip in the UK.

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.
– Nelson Mandela

F.W. de Klerk with Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was elected as the president of the Republic of South Africa in 1994. In his inauguration as the president, many countries and celebrities were invited to celebrate with South Africa on that achievement, and especially with the ANC on their victory over apartheid regime.

Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk win the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize

Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk jointly received a Nobel Peace Prize for their work in a peaceful transition to the new South Africa.

Nelson Mandela and Indira Ghandi

In 1994 Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He welcomed many countries that came to open diplomatic offices and also to invest in the country. Here he is pictured with indira Ghandi, Premier of India.

Nelson Mandela shaking hands with Ghanaian delegation

Nelson Mandela shaking hands with Ghanaian delegation while President Jerry Rawlings looks on.