Author: OATF

‘One dream he had was that apartheid could transform into anti-apartheid’. The University of Pretoria celebrated the life and times of Oliver Reginald Tambo yesterday with the unveiling of a bust of Tambo, and the launch of the book Oliver Tambo’s Dream written by his old friend and...

Theatre production exposes Mohlakeng’s youth to former ANC president, Oliver Tambo. The singing and dancing, along with Xhosa traditional stick-fighting and poetry characterised the musical play. Mohlakeng’s Ramosa Hall recently reverberated to song, dance and drums in celebration of the life of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo through...

 Months after the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in which 69 protesters died, white South Africa was smug and felt assured with a false sense of security. This prompted a white man to spit in Oliver Tambo’s face as he walked down Commissioner Street in Johannesburg. He...

The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation hosted the Oliver Tambo Centenary Memorial Lecture under the appropriate theme “On the Shoulders of a Giant” at the University of the Witwatersrand On 27 October 2017. Former President Thabo Mbeki delivered the keynote address to a full-house made up of...

On 27 October South Africa commemorates what would have been the 100th birthday of Oliver Tambo, one of the country’s most important revolutionary leaders. Here is an overview of Tambo’s history and significance in the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy. South African political icon Oliver...

  Oliver Tambo’s name and reputation are lauded, not least because he succeeded, remarkably, in keeping the African National Congress (ANC) together as a liberation movement during an exile lasting 30 years. Despite this legacy, the ANC, now South Africa’s governing party, has seen a year...

The speech was delivered last night at Wits University. Read the full text below. Had OR Tambo been alive, today we would have gathered in happy gatherings throughout our country to wish him a very happy centenary birthday! However as we meet today, to mark this centenary,...