Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary as well as a politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative election.
Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
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|President of South Africa|
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
F. W. de Klerk
|Preceded by||F. W. de Klerk|
|Succeeded by||Thabo Mbeki|
(1918-07-18)18 July 1918
Mvezo, South Africa
|Died||5 December 2013(2013-12-05) (aged 95)
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Evelyn Ntoko Mase
(m. 1944–1957; divorced)
(m. 1958–1996; divorced)
(m. 1998–2013; his death)
|Alma mater||University of Fort Hare
University of London External System
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
“NELSON” …. A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Uploaded on Feb 4, 2011 by Greg Engle
This biographical song about Nelson Mandela is from Greg Engle’s CD “Take It Personally.”
(This song is popular in Uruguay)
Uploaded on Aug 9, 2008 by salsero
Nelson Mandela.Cacho Labandera.Canto popular uruguayo
The Rainbow Song … A Celebration of Nelson Mandela
Published on Jun 25, 2013
The Rainbow Song, performed by Memeza African Choir featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians, is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and work, and tribute to his contribution to world peace and reconciliation. Income from sales of the song will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Edzimkulu and charities approved by the Nelson Mandela Foundation dedicated to improving the life of children worldwide.
We ALL are ONE!!
We ALL will remember and honor NELSON MANDELA!!
RIP Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 – Hanson Baliruno New Ugandan music 2013
Published on Feb 11, 2013
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has died at age 95.
South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the news:
“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
Born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Transkei, South Africa, the civil rights activist would become the linchpin in South Africans’ move to end the country’s notorious apartheid regime.
The impact of his efforts — to reconcile generosity with pragmatism and to find the common ground between humanity’s higher values and his own aspiration to power, as journalist John Carlin once described them — would ultimately reach well beyond South Africa’s borders, and earn him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Nelson Mandela – Tribute – Simple Minds – Mandela Day – Video
Nelson Mandela – Tribute Song (1918-2013)
Published on Dec 6, 2013
~~by Steven Sterling~~
I dedicate this song to the memory of Nelson Mandela – RIP (1918-2013)
This song is for the people of South Africa and its a message of Hope, Faith and most important Love.
Shine your light, share compassion and rest in peace Madiba.
Madiba – The Mandela Tribute Song by Dr Cyril Harrisberg
Published on Nov 19, 2013
I composed the Nelson Mandela Tribute Song as a tribute to the man who has done so much for humanity, to encourage the rest of our leaders and the people in our country to spread and hold on to the good values that Tata Madiba has inspired in so many of us.
I dreamt the lyrics and the music for the song when I heard that Nelson Mandela was not well. Having been in ill health myself over the past 5 years, I wish to send a message of gratitude to Madiba for what he has achieved for our Rainbow Nation and also to honour him in his passing.
The lyrics call on all South Africans to enter into a value system of tolerance and goodwill towards the people of our diverse and wonderful rainbow nation, and to hand these values down to our children. This is an uplifting song not only for South Africa but for the international community.
Tribute to Nelson Mandela Song
Published on Jul 17, 2013
~~ALL THE MUSICAL TRIBUTES TOGETHER~~