Honouring and promoting the legacies of Oliver & Adelaide Tambo

The Tambo name is synonymous with integrity, humility, selfless leadership, patriotism, courage and conviction. They dedicated their lives to the struggle for a democratic South Africa – one in which all would be treated as equals and reap the benefits of a free and fair democratic dispensation.


The Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation presents the Tambo101 Campaign to honour O.R .Tambo’s 101st year, and use his memory to galvanise South Africans into espousing the values that made him the outstanding, committed leader that he was.

Our Work






The Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation is a public benefit organisation that was established in 2011 to promote, protect and preserve the legacies of veteran freedom fighters and doyens of democracy, Oliver Reginald Tambo and his wife, Adelaide Tambo.


The Foundation implements various initiatives that serve to protect and preserve the Tambos’ name and the ideals for which they stood. We actively promote the memory of the Tambos through education, community-upliftment, arts & culture, and women-empowerment initiatives. We also host a number of dialogues with institutions of higher learning and other stakeholders in the private and public sector that seek to instil the values for which the Tambos stood in future generations.


We believe that these values, such as collective leadership, humility, integrity, justice and equality, pan-Africanism, are critical in consolidating our democracy and providing future leaders with the tools to reinforce the gains made by Tambo.

These are the rights for which our people will have to struggle for today and even after a democratic government is in office. Their attainment can only uplift the quality of life for the country as a whole

Oliver Tambo 1989 on behalf of the ANC





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The Foundation relies on donations in order to protect, preserve and promote the legacies of Oliver and Adelaide Tambo, and carry out the programmes that we undertake.

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Keeping You Posted


7 days ago

Today we remember a doyen of our struggle, the late African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) President & one of the leaders of the historic 9 August 1956, women's anti-pass march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, uMama...

2 weeks ago

“... It remains true that the burden that women carry is seldom recognised. Their silent fortitude as they toil under the weight of manmade hardships often passes unnoticed and unsung. “ Oliver Tambo, 14 Sep 1981, Luanda, Angola.

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