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Nelson Mandela
(Photo by South Africa The Good News)

African July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013, Born in South-Africa

South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election


"Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first President of post-Apartheid South Africa, was born on the 18th of July 1918 in Qunu in the Transkei. His father was a counselor to the paramount chief of Thembuland, and young Nelson seemed destined to inherit the counsellorship. But he had his mind set on law and service outside of royalty."[]


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