The Mandela family story comprises the intersection of life journeys between Nelson and Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
Timeless icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s rise to leadership through his charismatic intellect and firm belief in equality for all was evident throughout his lifetime. Expelled for joining a student protest whilst studying at Fort Hare, he was ordered by the Regent at the Great Place in Mqhekezweni to return for marriage. Mandela immediately left for Johannesburg with his cousin in 1941. After a short stint as a security guard at a mine, he spent some time as a legal clerk in the law firm Witkin, Edelman and Sidelsky. His passion and natural aptitude for law was seen through his studies both in and out of prison, and the establishment of South Africa’s first Black law firm, Mandela and Tambo, with Oliver Tambo in August 1952.