The Life of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is born in Mvezo on 18th July and
Goes to a Methodist mission school. Renamed
Nelson by his teacher.
Goes to Clarkberry Boarding Institute.
Goes to Clarkebury Boarding Institute
Goes to the Wesleyan College Fort Beautfort.
Enrols at University College Fort Hare
Leaves University College Fort Hare after refusing to sit on the student council
Runs away to Johannesburg
Joins the ANC and helps form the Youth League. Marries Evelyn Mase.
The first laws of apartheid introduced.
Opens South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo. The ANC and SAIC
launch the Defiance Campaign.
Mandela is charged with treason along with 155
others. A Four year court case begins.
Divorces Evelyn Mase. Marries Winnie Madikizela.
Sharpeville massacre. The government bans the ANC.
Treason trial ends. Mandela is found not
guilty. The ANC forms an army.
Mandela is sent to get support from other
countries. Arrested again on his return to South
Africa. Sentenced to five years for leaving the
1964Mandela is found guilty of
sabotage. He is sentenced to life in prison
and sent to Robben island.
Mandela’s son Thembekile is killed in a
1980 - 2
Thousands of people sign a “Release Mandela”
Mandela is moved to Pollsmoor Prison
Mandela released from prison.
Mandela is elected as President of South Africa.