Welcome to The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation

The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation was officially launched on the 24th of October 2011, with President J.G. Zuma gave the inaugural lecture. In his speech he mentioned that ‘The values of unity, selflessness, sacrifice, collective leadership, humility, honesty, discipline, hard work, internal debates, constructive criticism and self-criticism and mutual respect, encapsulate what President Tambo stood for.’ It’s with these words in mind that the Foundation aims to address issues of socio-economic upliftment and advancement, education, women’s empowerment and the promotion of arts, culture and heritage initiatives.

They Said

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Their Legacy

Oliver Reginald Tambo and Adelaide Frances Tambo dedicated the majority of their adult lives to the liberation movement of South Africa. Their tireless efforts positively impacted the quality of life for all South Africans.

Our Projects





  • The Foundation partnered with the Imbumba Foundation and their “Caring 4 Girls” initiative to bring

  • On the 24th May this year the Adelaide Tambo School celebrated Adelaide Tambo day, marking the renam