Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

In 1961, Mandela orchestrated a three-day national workers' strike. He was arrested for leading the strike the following year, and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa and he lived in Johanessburg,South Africa.Mandela became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress in 1942.Mandela directed peaceful, nonviolent acts of defiance against the South African government and its racist policies1952 Defiance Campaign1955 Congress of the People

Mandela spent twenty-seven years in in jail.In 1990 President of South Africa at the time, Frederik Willem de Klerk, annocued Mandela releasement and unbanned the ANC.

Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa:10 May 1994 – 14 June 19991994: Free healthcare for all children under six and pregnant women 1994: Land Restitution Act1996: Land Reform Act1995: Labour Relations Act1995: Founded the Nelson Mandela Childrens Funddf1998: Employment Equity Act1998: Skill Development Act

Reconstruction Development Programme:Nelson Mandela strengthened the country by connecting millions of people to phone lines, education system, updated clinics, connected to water and electricity access, and housing for millions of people in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela's primary task of his Presidency wasNational Reconciliation.He was the the former of the Truth and Reconciliation Commision.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is an example of an active citizen because he advocated for others. He went through life trying to make peace in the world. Through his civil disobedience he changed South Africa to be anti-apartheid. He helped all people and tried to created a better place for the South Africans to live. In the end Nelson Mandela established a legacy because he found a positive in every situation and showed how a true leader should act, by putting the people first.


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