Leadership

Unbroken successionThe ANC leadership have showed a selfless dedication to the struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society.

Robert Mugabe, Alfred Nzo, Ketumile Masire and Thabo Mbeki

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Ketumile Masire President of Botswana and President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu

Two South African Nobel laureates greeting each other, President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Nelson Mandela and Harry Belafonte

Nelson Mandela with American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist, Harry Belafonte.

Thabo Mbeki

At the lauch of the Blue Train President Thabo Mbeki with Hage Geingob from Nambia to his right.

Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana

Nelson Mandela meets Princess Diana at Tuinhuis, Cape Town in March 1997.

President Nelson Mandela with the Dalai Lama

President Nelson Mandela with the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, when he visited South Africa in 1996.

Nelson Mandela

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries around the world to thank nations that had supported the African National Congress during the struggle. He was received by many of the World's leaders.

Musevani, President of Uganda with Nelson Mandela

Musevani, President of Uganda with Nelson Mandela. In the background is Alfred Nzo. Alfred Nzo was the Secretary General of the ANC after Duma Nokwe. He served under the leadership of President Oliver Tambo. Under the democratic elected government of Preisident Nelson Mandela he became the minister of foreign affairs.

Trevor Huddleston and Nelson Mandela

From right to left Adelade Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and Rev. Trevor Huddleston. Rev. Trevor Huddleston is one of the internationalists who spoke openly about the life of Black people and their living conditions under the apartheid government. He is amongst the Isitwalandwe - the highest award the ANC gives to courageous men and women who champion the cause of the South African oppressed people.

Nelson Mandela’s German Tour

Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany. This was an ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa. Here he appears with Sankie Nkondo who was the Chief Representative of the ANC in Bonn.

Nelson Mandela’s German Tour

Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany with his wife, Winnie Mandela. This was an ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa.

Tour of Germany

After his prison release, Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany with his wife, Winnie Mandela. This was ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960 in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela’s Germany Tour

After his prison release Nelson Mandela toured many countries including Germany. This was ongoing work that the ANC had started in the early 1960s in mobilising the international community to isolate the apartheid government of South Africa. Left: Kingsley Makhubela with President Nelson Mandela (Centre). Right OR Tambo (Partly obscured)

Nelson Mandela, Joe Modise and Aziz Pahad

Nelson Mandela, Joe Modise and Aziz Pahad at a formal event.

A signed portrait of Nelson Mandela with England’s Queen Elizabeth

A signed portrait of Nelson Mandela with England's Queen Elizabeth, Rochelle Mtirara and Prince Philip during a state visit to the United Kingdom in 1995.

Nelson Mandela meets the Queen of England and Prince Philip with his daughter Zenani

President Nelson Mandela and his daughter Zenani are seen with the Queen of England and Prince Philip in the UK.

Alfred Nzo

Alfred Nzo was the Secretary General of the ANC after Duma Nokwe. He served under the leadership of President Oliver Tambo. Under the democratic elected government of Preisident Nelson Mandela he became the minister of foreign affairs.

Alfred Nzo and Joaquim Chissano

President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique greets Alfred Nzo Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa.

Alfred Nzo, Frank Chikane and Aziz Pahad

Alfred Nzo, Frank Chikane, with Aziz Pahad at a function.

Frank Chikane and Alfred Nzo

Alfred Nzo (right) with Rev. Frank Chikane. Alfred Nzo was the Secretary General of the ANC after Duma Nokwe. He served under the leadership of President Oliver Tambo. Under the democratic elected government of Preisident Nelson Mandela he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Chikane became Director General in the office of the President during Mbeki's presidency.