The Info List - Mandela And Tambo

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Mandela and Tambo was a South African law firm established by Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo in Johannesburg in late 1952. It was the first firm in the country to be run by black partners.[1] In August 1952, Mandela had opened his own firm[2]:210 but, after just several months, he invited Tambo to join him in the establishment of Mandela and Tambo in two small rooms at Chancellor House, the building housing the headquarters of the African National Congress. The firm was inundated with clients seeking redress from acts of the oppressive apartheid regime. Tambo would do much of the paperwork in the office whilst Mandela did most of the advocacy before the magistrates in the courts opposite.[2]:212 Later others joined the firm, including Duma Nokwe, Ruth Mompati, Mendi Msimang and Godfrey Pitje.[3] The firm was closed down in 1960 as Mandela faced charges of treason and Tambo fled the country. The building was later gutted by fire and was an urban slum for many years[4] before being completely refurbished and opened as a museum and archive in 2011.[5] References[edit]

^ "Tambo Moot Court". University of Capetown. 24 September 2006. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2013. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ a b Mandela, Nelson (1994). Long Walk to Freedom: Vol. 1. Abacus. ISBN 0349116024.  ^ "New life for Mandela & Tambo Attorneys". Brand South Africa. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2017.  ^ Smith, David (14 March 2010). "Site of Nelson Mandela's historic law office faces redevelopment". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2017.  ^ "Nelson Mandela's law office reborn as museum". The Guardian. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 

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Nelson Mandela

18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 President of South Africa (1994–1999) President of the African National Congress (1991–1997)


Early life Mandela and Tambo law firm Umkhonto we Sizwe 1955 Congress of the People

Freedom Charter

Treason Trial Rivonia Trial Robben Island Pollsmoor Prison Victor Verster Prison Negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa Liliesleaf Farm Mandela House and museum Nelson Mandela Children's Fund The Elders 70th Birthday Tribute 90th Birthday Tribute Awards and honours Death and funeral



1994 election Presidency Government of National Unity Reconstruction and Development Programme Truth and Reconciliation Commission Constitution of South Africa 1995 Rugby World Cup Intervention in Lesotho Mahlamba Ndlopfu

Books and speeches

"I Am Prepared to Die" (1964 speech) Long Walk to Freedom (1995) Mandela: The Authorised Biography (1999) Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years (2017)

Legacy and namesakes

Mandela Day Nelson Mandela Forum Nelson Mandela Institution 46664 concerts Mandela Rhodes Scholarship Nelson Mandela Challenge Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate Nelson Mandela Invitational Nelson Mandela International Airport Nelson Mandela Square Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Mandela National Stadium Nelson Mandela Bridge Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Ponts Nelson-Mandela Nelson Mandela University

Film depictions

Mandela (1987) Death of Apartheid (1995) Mandela (1996) Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation (1996) Mandela and de Klerk (1997) Goodbye Bafana (2007) Endgame (2009) Invictus (2009) Winnie Mandela (2011) Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life (2013) Mandela's Gun (2016)


Ngubengcuka (great-grandfather) Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa (father) Nosekeni Fanny (mother) Evelyn Mase (wife) Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (wife) Graça Machel (wife) Makgatho Mandela (son) Makaziwe Mandela (daughter) Zenani Mandela-Dlamini (daughter) Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane (daughter) Mandla Mandela (grandson) Zoleka Mandela (granddaughter)


African National Congress


International Tribute Concert Madiba shirt "Free Nelson Mandela" (song) "Mandela Day" (song) Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela) (song) Atlanta sculpture Johannesburg statue London statue Pretoria statue Washington, DC statue Ismail Ayob

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