Assignment #16 – Level 2 – Written

You will need to write a 5 – 7 complete sentence paragraph about Nelson Mandela. This is the second in a series of assignment about South Africa. It should follow the rubric posted on my teacher page. You should post your answer in the comment section of my blog, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:

Monday February 23, 2015 by 11:59 pm.

The assignment is worth 10 points.

Love you more than sleeping in

Mrs. R.
arolniak@champscharter.org

8 thoughts on “Assignment #16 – Level 2 – Written

  1. Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei, on 18 July 1918. His mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, principal counsellor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo. In 1930, when he was 12 years old, his father died and the young Rolihlahla became a ward of Jongintaba at the Great Place in Mqhekezweni. Nelson Mandela, while increasingly politically involved from 1942, only joined the African National Congress in 1944 when he helped to form the ANC Youth League.In 1944 he married Walter Sisulu’s cousin Evelyn Mase, a nurse. They had two sons, Madiba Thembekile “Thembi” and Makgatho and two daughters both called Makaziwe, the first of whom died in infancy. He and his wife divorced in 1958.Nelson Mandela rose through the ranks of the ANCYL and through its efforts, the ANC adopted a more radical mass-based policy, the Programme of Action in 1949.Nelson Mandela on the roof of Kholvad House in 1953. Image courtesy of the A Kathrada Foundation. In 1952 he was chosen at the National Volunteer-in-Chief of the Defiance Campaign with Maulvi Cachalia as his deputy. This campaign of civil disobedience against six unjust laws was a joint programme between the ANC and the South African Indian Congress. He and 19 others were charged under the Suppression of Communism Act for their part in the campaign and sentenced to nine months hard labour, suspended for two years.A two-year diploma in law on top of his BA allowed Nelson Mandela to practice law, and in August 1952 he and Oliver Tambo established South Africa’s first black law firm, Mandela and Tambo.At the end of 1952 he was banned for the first time. As a restricted person he was only permitted to watch in secret as the Freedom Charter was adopted in Kliptown on 26 June 1955.Nelson Mandela was arrested in a countrywide police swoop on 5 December 1955, which led to the 1956 Treason Trial. Men and women of all races found themselves in the dock in the marathon trial that only ended when the last 28 accused, including Mandela were acquitted on 29 March 1961.On 21 March 1960 police killed 69 unarmed people in a protest in Sharpeville against the pass laws. This led to the country’s first state of emergency and the banning of the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress on 8 April. Nelson Mandela and his colleagues in the Treason Trial were among thousands detained during the state of emergency.During the trial Nelson Mandela married a social worker, Winnie Madikizela, on 14 June 1958. They had two daughters, Zenani and Zindziswa. The couple divorced in 1996.Days before the end of the Treason Trial Nelson Mandela travelled to Pietermaritzburg to speak at the All-in Africa Conference, which resolved that he should write to Prime Minister Verwoerd requesting a national convention on a non-racial constitution, and to warn that should he not agree there would be a national strike against South Africa becoming a republic. After he and his colleagues were acquitted in the Treason Trial Nelson Mandela went underground and began planning a national strike for 29, 30 and 31 March.In the face of massive mobilisation of state security the strike was called off early. In June 1961 he was asked to lead the armed struggle and helped to establish Umkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation) which launched on 16 December 1961 with a series of explosion.

  2. Nelson Mandela was the former president of South Africa, who was a huge part of ending Apartheid. He was elected in a democratic election. He studied law at the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand. He was served life imprisonment for conspiracy to overthrow the state, but was released after 17 years. He passed away December 5th, 2013 at the age of 95.

  3. Born on July 18, 1918, Nelson Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a great supporter for human rights as a former president. He is also the South African activist. He was a leader of both protests; peaceful and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South Africa. In results of his actions, he was sent to prison for 30 years. Because of this, he had to face of the antiapartheid movement both within his country and internationally. After he retired politics, he still remained champion for peace and social justice in his own nation.

  4. Nelson Mandela served as the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He focused on getting rid of the apartheid. Which is great because I didn’t it the “apartheid” at all. He wanted South Africa to become fair, he wanted poverty to be abolished and also racism. He was the president of the African National Congress (ANC). Internationally he was a Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1998. This guy must have been very busy because he had so many jobs at the same time and it involved his nation. So I’m very impressed that he handled it.

  5. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18th 1918 and sadly died not too long ago on December 5th 2013 he was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997.
    Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Denounced as a communist terrorist by critics, he nevertheless gained international acclaim for his activism, having received many awards, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba. He is often described as the “Father of the Nation”. He basically was an overall swell fellow.
    Nelson Mandela is bae!

  6. Nelson Manela was a South African politician who was President of South Africa after its first democratic election. In his government he focused on getting rid of apartheid, racism, and inequality. He spent 27 years of his life in jail and was treated more badly than other inmates were. While there, he earned a law degree and encouraged his fellow inmates to seek better treatment through nonviolent resistance. At the age of 95, Nelson passed away due to respiratory problems.

  7. Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

  8. Nelson Mandela was a revolutionary politcian, and philanthropist who served as South Africa’s president from 1994 to 1999. He was a inspiration to many for he dealt with issues like racism, inequality, and poverty. He lead both peaceful protests and armed resistance against white minority’s regime in a racially divided South Africa. In his later years Mandela established many organizations like the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Elders, a group commited to addressing global problems and easing suffering. He even became an advocate for AIDS awareness.The list of accomplishments this man has could go on for days. He will forever be remembered for the issues he wasn’t afraid to stand up and fight for.

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