Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Nelson Mandela was the country’s first black head of state, he was elected after his time in prison for his anti-apartheid work.
His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Widely regarded as an icon of democracy and social justice, he received more than 250 honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Nelson Mandela died on the 5th December, 2013 in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Below, you will find a collection of popular Nelson Mandela quotes and sayings.