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


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On the 24th of July, the Passing the Baton youth conference will have leaders of today in various spheres passing lessons and values learnt from Oliver Tambo, under important themes affecting SA, on to the next generation of leaders.

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Adelaide Tambo joined the ANCYL at the age of 18,where she was elected as the chairperson of the George Goch branch. Adelaide later became a founder member of the Afro-Asian Solidarity Movement and the Pan -African Women’s Organisation...

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First Lady Zanele Mbeki: “Sis Adelaide was an activist in her own right & she played the role effectively. But by choosing to raise the children and look after the family, her children and other ANC members, she was making it possible ...

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Today we celebrate the life of a phenomenal woman.Adelaide Tambo would have turned 90 today.She is regarded as a hero of the liberation struggle.She was awarded the Order of the Baobab in Gold and the Order of Simon of Cyrene for her unw...

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