Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary and a politician, famously known for fighting against the apartheid system in the country. Here’s a short but sweet reminder of some of the greatest achievements Mandela received in his years.
Nelson Mandela was elected the first black president of South African in June 1994.
Mandela was a leading role in ending the apartheid system in South Africa
Mandela was the first black man, alongside Oliver Tambo, to open the first black legal partnership in 1953, which was the only all black law firm in the entire country
Mandela founded and worked with a number of organisations to promote equality and to help fight medial problems like aids
In 1993, Mandela received the Nobel Peace prize and was included in the top 100 most influential people of the 20th century
Mind-blown? Us too! Why not find out more about the legend Mandela on our South African adventures where we go to Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years of his incarceration.