Rolihlahla (“Troublemaker”) Nelson Mandela (born 18 July 1918, died 5 December 2013)
A brief photo record of one special life lived.
Young Mandela, circa 1937
Nelson Mandela marries Evelyn in 1944
A young Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela in the offices of Mandela & Tambo Attorneys c. Early 50s.
Here we see Mandela with his children in a photograph by Alf Kumalo
A photograph of Nelson Mandela taken on the roof of a Johannesburg building for the Drum magazine in 1953. Mandela was a keen boxer and used it as part of his fitness regimen even in prison.
Nelson Mandela seen leaving the court in 1956 during the first Treason Trial
Nelson and Winnie at their wedding in 1958
Nelson Mandela burning his ‘dompas’ in 1960
One of the last photographs taken of Nelson Mandela before his long incarceration
Statue of Nelson Mandela by Marco Cianfanelli to mark the place where he was captured in 1962
Robben Island with Table Mountain in the background.
Prisoner 466 of 1964
Free Mandela graffiti.
A rare and illegal picture of Nelson Mandela repairing his clothes in prison on Robben Island in 1966.
Nelson Mandela working in the Robben Island prison garden in 1977. The photograph, which is simply titled ‘A prisoner in the garden’ in the National Archives, was taken by a media contingent sponsored by the apartheid government (Photo: National Archives, Nelson Mandela Foundation)
An undated prison picture from Robben Island with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu.
Zindzi Mandela, together with other students, protests in 1985 for Nelson Mandela’s freedom.
1985 Hang Nelson Mandela poster from England
1986 Berlin, Free Nelson Mandela activism
By 1989 Mandela’s prison conditions were a private house complete with a swimming pool and white servants. Here he is with his chef Jack
Nelson Mandela freed on 11 February 1990
Nelson Mandela goes free
Mandela is greeted by thousands of people in Harlem on 21 June 1990
Nelson Mandela and Arnold Schwarzenegger light a flame on Robben Island for the Special Olympics in 1991.
Nelson Mandela and Yassar Arafat 1992
Nelson Mandela spoke at the United Nations in 1990 but he was only removed from their list of terrorists in 2008.
1992, the University bestows an honorary doctorate on Nelson Mandela. This is only one of many universities to do so.
Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk share the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize
Nelson Mandela thanks the SADF for their assistance during his presidential campaign in 1994.
Nelson Mandela casts his vote on 27 April 1994.
Nelson Mandela during his inauguration as President in May 1994
In 1994 Nelson Mandela revisited Robben Island where he spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Here he is staring out of the window of his former cell.
Nelson Mandela presents the Rugby World Cup trophy to Francois Pienaar in 1995.
Nelson Mandela with his grandson in 1996.
Mandela and Queen Elizabeth ride in a carriage outside Buckingham Palace on the first day of a state visit to Britain, 9 July 1996
Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson when the latter visited South Africa in 1996.
The Presidency of Nelson Mandela
South African President Nelson Mandela (L) leads Pope John Paul II for talks as they met at the Vatican June 18, 1998
Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 1998.
Nelson Mandela and Naomi Campbell in 1998.
Nelson Mandela with his wife, Graca Machel. They married on his 80th birthday in 1998.
Nelson Mandela, commemorative stamp
Nelson Mandela in London with Duke of Gloucester after being invested as a Knight of St John
President Mandela offers his seat to President Elect Thabo Mbeki, 14 June 1999
Nelson Mandela visits a holocaust centre in 1999. The floor is made up of 6 million mosaic tiles.
Nelson Mandela, a 2000 painting by Liam Yeates.
2001 Mandela receiving an honorary doctorate from the Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Nelson Mandela and Oprah Winfrey turn the sod for her Academy for Girls in 2002
The Nelson Mandela Bridge was opened in 2003. It spans 42 railway lines.
Nelson Mandela on stage in Cape Town in 2003 at an AIDS fundraising concert.
Statue of Nelson Mandela, 2004, Sandton Square now renamed Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela announces that his son has died of AIDS on 6 January 2005
Statue of Nelson Mandela by Ian Walters on Parliament Square, Westminster, London 2007
Nelson Mandela 2008
Nelson Mandela spends his 90th birthday at home with his grandchildren. 2008
Jacob Zum, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki on Mandela’s 90th birthday.
Nelson Mandela at the World Cup in 2010 with his wife, Graca Machel.
Nelson Mandela with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the World Cup Final Party in 2010. This was the last time that the former president appeared in public.
Michelle Obama with Nelson Mandela in 2011
One person’s impression of the 2012 furore over The Spear
New bank notes replace the Big Five theme in 2012 – these are nicknamed the “Randelas”.
Late picture of a frail Nelson Mandela released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation 2013
2013 still from a TV broadcast which caused an outraged uproar from people who believe our beloved Madiba has earned the right to be left in peace.
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, visits her father at the Pretoria Medicare Heart Clinic in June 2013.
The family of Nelson Mandela have been summoned from all over the world. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, visits him in hospital in June 2013
2013 Wall of Well Wishes for Madiba
2013 The Salvation Army sings hymns outside the Pretoria Heart Hospital.
2013 Mandela Day Celebrations take place all over the world. This is Times Square, New York
The Aging Process, one of the beautiful picture collages of Mandela released as part of the national mourning after he died/