Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on 18 July 1918. When he was 9 old years old, He lost his father, who was acouncilor, he died of tuberculosis.
He was the first member of his family to receive primary education at a local mission school; after he enrolled at the University College of Forte Hare for theBachelor of Arts Degree.
There he was elected member of the Council of Student Representatives, but he was expelled in 1940 to participate in a student strike. He moved to Johannesburg, where hecompleted his undergraduate studies in 1941 at Unisa correspondence, and then he studied law at the University of Wiswatersrand. He started in politics during his student in Johannesburg, joining the AfricanNational Congress in 1942.
Mandela has been married three times, has fathered six children, and has twenty grandchildren and a growing number of great-grandchildren.
In 1962 he was arrested andconvicted of crimes other charges, he was given a life sentence in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island.
On 2 February 1990, State presidentFrederik de Klerk lifted the ban on the ANC announcing his release from prison. He was released on 11 February 1990
Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999,and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.
As president, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimedat combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela has received more than hundred awards over the past four decades for his struggle for democracy, equality and learning. He won...