Nelson Mandela’s greatest achievements

Nelson Mandela

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.