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Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
A Xhosa, Mandela was born to the Thembu royal family in Mvezo, Union of South Africa. He studied law at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand before working as a lawyer in Johannesburg. There he became involved in anti-colonial and African nationalist politics, joining the ANC in 1943 and co-founding its Youth League in 1944. After the National Party's white-only government established apartheid, a system of racial segregation that privileged whites, he and the ANC committed themselves to its overthrow. Mandela was appointed President of the ANC's Transvaal branch, rising to prominence for his involvement in the 1952 Defiance Campaign and the 1955 Congress of the People. He was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and was unsuccessfully prosecuted in the 1956 Treason Trial. Influenced by Marxism, he secretly joined the banned South African Communist Party (SACP). Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the SACP he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961 and led a sabotage campaign against the government. He was arrested and imprisoned in 1962, and subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiring to overthrow the state following the Rivonia Trial.
Mandela served 27 years in prison, split between Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison, and Victor Verster Prison. Amid growing domestic and international pressure, and with fears of a racial civil war, President F. W. de Klerk released him in 1990. Mandela and de Klerk led efforts to negotiate an end to apartheid, which resulted in the 1994 multiracial general election in which Mandela led the ANC to victory and became president. Leading a broad coalition government which promulgated a new constitution, Mandela emphasised reconciliation between the country's racial groups and created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Economically, Mandela's administration retained its predecessor's liberal framework despite his own socialist beliefs, also introducing measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty, and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial and served as Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999. He declined a second presidential term, and in 1999 was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Mandela became an elder statesman and focused on combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the charitable Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Although critics on the right denounced him as a communist terrorist and those on the far-left deemed him too eager to negotiate and reconcile with apartheid's supporters, he gained international acclaim for his activism. Widely regarded as an icon of democracy and social justice, he received more than 250 honours—including the Nobel Peace Prize—and became the subject of a cult of personality. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, and described as the "Father of the Nation".

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Former President of South Africa

Nelson Mandela University

University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela University, formerly known as University of Port Elizabeth, is a South African university with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth.
  • URL: http://www.nmmu.ac.za
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_University
  • Type: CollegeOrUniversity, Thing, Place, MovieTheater, Organization, Corporation, EducationalOrganization
  • Result Score: 3202.52

Long Walk to Freedom

Book by Nelson Mandela

  • Desc: Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiography written by South African President Nelson Mandela, and first published in 1994 by Little Brown & Co. The book profiles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Walk_to_Freedom
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 1633.57

Nelson Muntz

The Simpsons character

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela Muntz is a fictional character and the lead school bully from the animated television series The Simpsons, best known for his signature mocking laugh "Ha-ha!".
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Muntz
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 1301.11

Nelson Mandela Forum

Sports arena in Florence, Italy

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela Forum, formerly Palazzetto dello sport di Firenze and Palasport, is an indoor sports arena that is located in Florence, Italy. It was inaugurated in 1985. In 2004 the arena was renamed to Nelson Mandela Forum.
  • URL: http://www.mandelaforum.it
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Forum
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction, StadiumOrArena
  • Result Score: 1228.10
Lycée Nelson Mandela

Lycée Nelson Mandela

School in Nantes, France

  • Desc: Lycée Nelson Mandela is a senior high school in Nantes, France. It opened on 1 September 2014 with its official inauguration held four days later. As of 2016 the school has 140-160 teachers, 40-50 technical personnel, and 1,600 students.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyc%C3%A9e_Nelson_Mandela_(Nantes)
  • Type: Thing, Place, School, Organization, EducationalOrganization
  • Result Score: 1226.61
Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square

Shopping centre in Sandton, South Africa

Nelson Mandela

Song by The Specials

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 943.65
Nelson Mandela Boulevard

Nelson Mandela Boulevard

Street in Tehran, Iran

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela Boulevard still known as Jordan is an affluent and upper-class district in northern Tehran, and some people draw similarities between Jordan District as being much alike Kensington District in London, UK as the area is a mixture of residential and commercial locale, filled with the homes and businesses of many politicians, diplomats, expatriates, and artists.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Boulevard_(Jordan_Street)_Tehran
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 943.25
Nelson Mandela International Airport

Nelson Mandela International Airport

Airport in Praia, Cape Verde

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela International Airport, also known as Praia International Airport, is the airport of Santiago Island in Cape Verde. It was opened in October 2005, replacing the old Francisco Mendes International Airport. It is located about 3 km northeast of the city centre of Praia in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_International_Airport
  • Type: Airport, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 811.73
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Desc: The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a football and Rugby union stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, it is one of the world class stadiums in South Africa, It hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches and the third place play off, It is the home of Chippa United football club and Southern Kings a team of rugby union.
  • URL: http://www.nmbstadium.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Bay_Stadium
  • Type: Thing, Place, MusicVenue, TouristAttraction, StadiumOrArena
  • Result Score: 715.59
Mandela Day

Mandela Day


  • Desc: Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandela_Day
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 698.63

Nelson Mandela Foundation

Non-profit organization

  • Desc: The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999 to promote Mandela's vision of freedom and equality for all. The chairman is professor Njabulo Ndebele.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Foundation
  • Type: Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 662.72

Free Nelson Mandela

Song by Jerry Dammers and Rhoda Dakar

  • Desc: "Nelson Mandela" is a song written by British musician Jerry Dammers, and performed by band The Special A.K.A. – with lead vocal by Stan Campbell – released on the single "Nelson Mandela"/"Break Down The Door" in 1984.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Nelson_Mandela
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 656.68
Nelson Mandela Bridge

Nelson Mandela Bridge

Cable-stayed bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela Bridge is a bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is the fourth of five bridges which cross the railway lines and sidings located just west of Johannesburg Park Station, the first being the Johan Rissik Bridge adjacent to the station.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Bridge
  • Type: Bridge, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 562.31

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology

Public university in Tanzania

Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute


Statue of Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg

Sculpture by Jacob Maponyane

  • Desc: The statue of Nelson Mandela is a large bronze sculpture of the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, located in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Nelson_Mandela,_Johannesburg
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, VisualArtwork, Place
  • Result Score: 265.14

Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)

Song by Hugh Masekela

  • Desc: "Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)", also known as "Bring Him Back Home", is an anthemic anti-apartheid protest song written by South African musician Hugh Masekela. It was released as the first track of his 1987 album Tomorrow.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_Him_Back_Home_(Nelson_Mandela)
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 101.40

Bring Him Back Home

Song by Hugh Masekela

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 73.76

Nelson Mandela: A Biography

Book by Martin Meredith and Peter Limb

  • Desc: Nelson Mandela: A Biography is a biography written by Martin Meredith on Nelson Mandela. The book details Mandela's early life and major influences on him, his moving to Johannesburg, joining the African National Congress, his imprisonment on Robben Island, and eventually, his Presidency.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela:_A_Biography
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 53.91

Mandela: The Authorised Biography

Book by Anthony Sampson

  • Desc: Mandela: The Authorised Biography is a study of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, by the late journalist Anthony Sampson. Sampson's book was published in 1999, five years after Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandela:_The_Authorised_Biography
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 48.88
Nelson Xavier

Nelson Xavier

Brazilian actor

  • Desc: Nelson Xavier was a Brazilian actor. He appeared in more than 95 films and television shows between 1959 and 2017. He starred in the 1964 film Os Fuzis, which won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Xavier
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 36.22
Mandela National Stadium

Mandela National Stadium

Multi-purpose stadium in Kampala, Uganda

  • Desc: The Mandela National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Uganda. It is named after the South African then-President and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandela_National_Stadium
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction, StadiumOrArena
  • Result Score: 30.86

Nelson Mandela

Book by Rebecca Stefoff

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Nelson Mandela

Song by The Imilonji Kantu Choral Society

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Nelson Mandela

Song by Kinderen voor Kinderen

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Nelson Mandela

Song by Valdo Reis & Pratini

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Nelson Mandela

Fictional character

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00
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