Nelson Mandela

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  • Date of birth

    Date of birth
    Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela was born a member of the Madiba clan. His tribal name Rolihalah means trouble maker. he was later given a english name, Nelson, by his school teacher.
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    Nelson Mandela

  • His father lost everything

    (The actual date for this is not know) His Father was dispassessed of his land and money on the orders of white Magistrate.
  • His father dies

    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela's father dies. The acting chief of the Thembu clan, Jongintaba Dalindyebo becomes his guardian and ensures he receives on excellent education.
  • starts collage

    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela moves to Hearldtown attending the Wesleyan collage in Fort beaufort. Then goes to Fort Hare university. while being there Nelson Mandela met his life long friend Oliver Tambo.
  • escaped marriage, works and studies law

    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela Move to Johannesburg to escape an arranged marriage and learns about the apartheid which forbade black people to vote, travel without permission or own land. Nelson Mandlea then worked as a guard at a mine and then a clerk at a law frim. Then Mandela completed his degree via a correspondence course at the university of South Africa. Finally he studies law at the university of Witwatersrand whilst living in Alexandra.
  • joins ANC

    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela joins the African National congress (ANC) as an activist.
  • joins youth league and marries

    (The actual date is unknown) During this year Nelson Mandela forms the youth league of the ANC with Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisly. Nelson Mandela also marries his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase. The couple had 3 children.
  • Opens black legal firm

    Opens black legal firm
    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela opened the first black legal firm in South Africa with fellow friend Oliver Tambo, they provided free or low-cost legal council to many blacks who would have been without legal representation.
  • Marriage breaks up

    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela's marriage of 13 years to his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase breaks up.
  • marries another woman

    marries another woman
    (The actual date is unknown) Nelson Mandela marries his second wife Nomzama "Winnie" Madikizela, a social worker, and the couple have 2 children.
  • Goes into hiding and police kill protesters

    (The actual date is unknown) 69 of Nelson Mandela's peaceful protestors are killed and the ANC is banned. Mandela then goes into hiding and forms an underground military group with armed forces.
  • arrested

    Mandela is arrested after living on the run for 17 months and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg fort.
  • caught and imprisoned

    caught and imprisoned
    on this exact date Nelson Mandela was captured and convited of sabotage and treason (betraying his country) and was sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 46, initially on Robben island where he would be kept for 18 years.
  • two deaths in family

    two deaths in family
    (The exact date is unknown) Mandela's mother died and his eldest son was killed in a car crash, but Nelson Mandela was not allowed to attend either of the funerals.
  • 600 deaths

    During this whole year (even though the dates are unknown) over 600 students were killed protesting.
  • Zimbabwe

    Although the exact date is unknown this year is very important as Zambabwe as a whole country gains it's independence.
  • Sanctions tightened

    (The exact date is unknown) Sanctions against South Africa tightened costing millions.
  • released from prison

    released from prison
    Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. The ANC and the White National Party begin talks on forming a multi- racial democracy for Sout Africa.
  • Becomes president

    Becomes president
    During the whole of this year the following happens: Nelson Mandela becomes president of the ANC. The international Olympics committee lift a 21 year ban on South African athletes competing in the Olympic Games.
  • separates Winnie

    separates Winnie
    (The date is unknown although the event happens during April) Nelson Mandela separates his second wife wife Winnie Mandela after she is convicted of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault.
  • divorces and wins Nobel peace prize

    divorces and wins Nobel peace prize
    (The exact date is unknown) Nelson Mandela officially divorces Winnie Mandela. Nelson Mandela and Mr de Klerk are awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
  • south africans can now vote

    south africans can now vote
    Free elections where South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time. Nelson Mandela goes for president. May- officially the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela appoints Mr de Klerk as deputy president.
  • marries his third wife

    Nelson Mandela marries his third wife, Graca Machel on his 80th birthday and they go on a tour of Canada.
  • diagnosed of prostate cancer

    During this year Nelson Mandela was diagonsed and treated for prostate cancer. Nelson Mandela was also made an honorary Canadian citizen.
  • Retires at the age of 85

    Retires at the age of 85
    The exact date is unknown but during this month......
    Nelson Mandela annouced that he would be retiring from public life at the age of 85. July- Nelson Mandela flew to Bangkok to speak at the XV international AIDS conference. 23rd of July- Johannesburg bestowed it's highest honour by granting Nelson Mandela the freedom of the city!
  • his son dies

    Nelson Mandela's son, Makgatho Mandela died of Aids :(