In an article in The New Republic in December 2006, Nelson Mandela was criticized for a number of positive comments he had made about the African diamond industry, specifically with reference to blood diamonds.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island where he was destined to remain for the next 18 of his 27 years in prison.
After the Springboks won an epic final over New Zealand, Nelson Mandela, wearing a Springbok shirt, presented the trophy to captain Francois Pienaar, an Afrikaner.
Nelson Mandela encouraged black South Africans to get behind the previously hated Springboks (the South African national rugby team) as South Africa hosted the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela, in full Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, byname Madiba, (born July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa—died December 5, 2013, Johannesburg), black nationalist and the first black president of South Africa (1994–99). His negotiations in the early 1990s with South African Pres. F.W.Dec 27, 2017
An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990. He worked with South African President F.W. de Klerk to end apartheid, for which the two leaders would share the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mandela was elected president in multiracial elections in 1994.Dec 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was a defiance symbol of how one man can make a difference. He moved the world when he became the first Black president in a part of the world engulfed by apartheid. He knew when to be unyielding and when to be compromising. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Transkei, South Africa.Dec 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for his work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa. He died on 5 December 2013.
List of awards and honours bestowed upon Nelson Mandela. This is a comprehensive list of awards, honours and other recognitions bestowed on Nelson Mandela. Mandela received more than 260 awards over 40 years, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. From 1994 to 1999, Mandela was President of South Africa.
He later accepted the award in 1999. In 1993, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize with F. W. de Klerk for their work during the civil rights revolution in South Africa. ... The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was named in his honor.
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the country's first black president on May 10, 1994, at the age of 77, with de Klerk as his first deputy. From 1994 until June 1999, President Mandela worked to bring about the transition from minority rule and apartheid to black majority rule.