On these pages we remember the life and work of Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and great humanitarian leader.

Mandela was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multi-racial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, and over 250 awards in total, he is widely regarded by South Africans as ‘the father of the nation.’

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His charitable work through the Nelson Mandela Foundation helped to tackle poverty and HIV Aids.