2007 Honorary Ibrahim Laureate - President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
South Africa
Ibrahim Laureate

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Citation & Achievements

“Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected President on 10 May 1994. He went on to form a Government of National Unity, before stepping down in 1999 after one term of office.”

“Nelson Mandela is recognised throughout the world as an exceptional leader. He dedicated himself to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, at great personal sacrifice, culminating in the country’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994.”

Life after National Office

After leaving office, President Mandela worked to promote democracy, equality and development across the world. He established three foundations to pursue these goals: The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela-Rhodes Foundation. In 2007, President Mandela was awarded an honorary Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination

Nelson Mandela