Oliver Reginald Tambo

Tambo, Oliver Reginald


Born Oct. 27, 1917, in Bizana, Cape of Good Hope Province, Republic of South Africa. Participant in South Africa’s national liberation movement; lawyer.

In 1944, Tambo helped form the Youth League of the African National Congress (ANC), which advocated a radical program of struggle against racism. Until 1950 he occupied several leading positions in the league. Elected a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee in 1949, he became general secretary of the ANC in 1955 and vice-president in 1958. Since 1967 he has been the ANC’s acting president. Tambo has been repeatedly arrested and persecuted by the racist powers in South Africa.

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This heart-warming and socially responsible event took place on Wednesday, 13 December, at the Dr Rubusana Region, as the Country draws closer towards the end of the celebrations of the legacy of our late leader and father of the nation, Oliver Reginald Tambo, during what has been a ground breaking Year of OR Tambo, who would have turned 100 years old, this year.
June 14, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Angelina Teny, wife of the South Sudanese rebel leader, Riek Machar, was reportedly deported from Johannesburg, South Africa, back to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday by South African authorities who denied her entry visa at Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport.
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Formerly known as Johannesburg International Airport, the airport was renamed Oliver Reginald Tambo International in honour of the South African freedom fighter and founder of the ruling Africa National Congress (ANC).
Exactly a week ago, on 27 October 2017, we celebrated the centenary birth of Oliver Reginald Tambo, one of the greatest stalwarts of the liberation struggle who led the African National Congress during the dark era of colonialism and apartheid.
Oliver Reginald Tambo was born on 27 October 1917 in the village of Kantolo, in the Mbizana district of eastern Mpondoland (eQawukem) in the Eastern Cape.
It also coincides with the centenary of the birth of South Africas finest diplomat, hero of the anti-Apartheid struggle and founding father of our democracy, the late Oliver Reginald Tambo.
As we mark the centenary of Oliver Reginald Tambo this week, we recommit ourselves to further deepening ties with Senegal, and dedicate this State Visit to his memory and legacy.
Your visit comes as we mark the centenary of the birth of the late Oliver Reginald Tambo, the former President of our liberation movement, the African National Congress, and one of the founding fathers of South Africas liberation and constitutional democracy.
We meet here today three days before the centenary birthday of Oliver Reginald Tambo.
Tambo, which President Zuma so declared in honour of the centenary celebrations for Oliver Reginald Tambo, former President of the African National Congress, icon of our countrys liberation, and an illustrious son of South Africa.
Born on 27 October 1917 in Mbizana, President Oliver Reginald Tambo would have turned 100 years old this year, had he lived.