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.