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Nelson Mandela timeline

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6a0120a66ea5b5970b0191043254f8970c1918- July 18: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela is born a member of the Madiba clan." He is later given his English name, Nelson, by a teacher at his school

1937- Moves to Healdtown attending the Wesleyan college in Fort Beaufort
Fort Hare University: Studied for a B.A. and met his lifelong friend Oliver Tambo

1939- Asked to leave Fort Hare due to his involvement in a boycott of the Students' Representative Council against the university policies

Moves to Johannesburg to escape an arranged marriage and experiences the system of apartheid which forbade the black population to vote, travel without permission or own land

Worked as a guard at a mine and then clerk at a law firm

Completed his degree via a correspondence course at the University of South Africa

Studies Law at the University of Witwatersrand whilst living in Alexandra

1943- Joins the African National Congress (ANC) as an activist

1948- South African government (Afrikaner-dominated National Party) limits the freedom of black Africans even more when the apartheid policy of racial segregation is introduced across the country

1959- Parliament passes new laws extending racial segregation by creating separate homelands for major black groups in South Africa

The ANC loses most of its financial and militant support when members break away to form the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) under Potlako Leballo and Robert Sobukwe

1960- Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 69 peaceful protestors and the ANC is banned

Mandela goes into hiding and forms an underground military group with armed resistance

1962- August 5: Arrested after living on the run for seventeen months and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort

October 25: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison but again goes on the run

1964- June 12: Captured and convicted of sabotage and treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 46, initially on Robben island where he would be kept for 18 years

1990- February 11: Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years

President De Klerk lifts the ban on the African National Congress (ANC)

The ANC and the white National Party begin talks on forming a multi-racial democracy for South Africa

1993- Nelson Mandela and Mr de Klerk are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1999- Founded the Nelson Mandela Foundation

2000- Appointed as mediator in the civil war in Burundi

2001- Nelson Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer with radiation

Made an honorary Canadian citizen

2004- June: Nelson Mandela announced that he would be retiring from public life at the age of 85

2013- December 5th. Nelson Mandela passes away


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