Honouring and promoting the legacies of Oliver & Adelaide Tambo

The Tambo name is synonymous with integrity, humility, selfless leadership, patriotism, courage and conviction. The Tambos 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 married freedom fighters and doyens of democracy, Oliver and Adelaide Tambo.


The Foundation actively promotes the memory of the Tambos through education, community-upliftment, arts & culture, and women-empowerment initiatives, amongst others. Additionally, we 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, equality, and pan-Africanism, are critical in consolidating our democracy and providing future leaders with the tools to reinforce the gains made by Tambo.





Lend us a hand


Established in 2011, the Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (s18A) that 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.

Should you wish to make a donation to the Foundation, or sponsor one of our programmes, please fill in the form below.

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Keeping You Posted


23 hours ago

There is no vocabulary to describe the nobility of the conscious sacrifices that the black youth of South Africa have made over the last four months to free themselves, their people & their country. ~ Oliver Tambo 26 Oct 1976

3 days ago

Former President Thabo Mbeki, who was one of Oliver Tambo’s speech writers, recalled, “Sometimes we would spend an hour just debating one word in a speech. And part of the reason for that was that it’s the level of precision which ...

1 week ago

DID YOU KNOW? Oliver Tambo taught mathematics and science at St. Peter’s, now St. Martin's School (Rosettenville) in Johannesburg? His students included Desmond Tutu, Andrew Mlangeni and Joe Matthews

2 weeks ago

To end this wonderful launch event, a stellar performance by the Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School’s Positive Vibrations theatrical group. Congratulations to the SA Reserve Bank, SAMint, the coin designers and the Constitution...

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