Nelson Rolihala Mandela Shauna Sweeney 6th class

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SHAUNA SWEENEY
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the
18th of July 1918
His parents were Noqaphi Nosekeni, Gadla
Henry Mandela
His father was chief of the Thembu tribe
His brothers and sisters were Lieby Piliso,
Baliwe Mandela, Nothusile Bhulehluth, Mabel
Notancu Ntimakhwe, Mhlalwa Mandela,
Constance Mbekeni Mandela, Nomabandla
Mandela, Makhutswana Mandela and Daligqili
Mandela
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At seven years of age, Rolihlahla Mandela
became the first member of his family to attend
a school, where he was given the name
"Nelson", after the British admiral
Nelson’s father died when nelson was nine
from lung mildew
The new chief of the Thembu tribe David
Motsamayi adopted Mandela his mother was
sad but happy he was going to get a proper
education
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This is the name of the clan of which Nelson
Mandela is a member. A clan name is much
more important than a surname as it refers to
the ancestor from which a person is descended.
Madiba was the name of a Thembu chief who
ruled in the Transkei in the 18th century. It is
considered very polite to use someone’s clan
name.
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Mandela studied first for a Bachelor of Arts at
the Fort Hare University but was forced to
leave before graduating. Then, later in life
while in prison, Mandela studied for a Bachelor
of Laws from the University of London's
External Programme
In his spare time Nelson Mandela studied law
so he could help black people and become a
lawyer
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After university he joined the African National Congress
(ANC)
At first they protested calmly against apartheid, apartheid was
where the white were allowed everything and the black were
only allowed to be places the white weren’t but after a while
they protested violently when they were ignored by the
government
Nelson was arrested and put into prison where he was
sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island
His prison number was 46664
He spent 18 years on Robben Island and was transferred to
Pollsmoor Prison in March 1982 and was freed in 1990 and
ANC (African National Congress) was unbanned
In 1994 he was elected president of South Africa and resigned
for a peaceful life with his family in 1999
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What went through you when you were expelled from university?
Did you make any new friends in prison?
Which was the best prison Pollsmoor or Robben Island?
Were you calm around white people after you came out of prison?
Was it lonely in prison?
Were you happy when Black people were able to vote and they
elected you?

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