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.

O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative

The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARCHI) aims to honour a leading figure in the
development of African unity; have a catalytic impact on the development of research infrastructure
on the continent; and contribute to knowledge production and high-end skills.

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About The Foundation

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.





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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.

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Former SACP leader, MK Chief of Staff and anti-apartheid struggle hero, Joe Slovo, was born on this day 94 years ago. Happy birthday, Cde Slovo. Your contribution to the liberation of South Africa will not be forgotten....

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Our patron Lord talking about the legacy of and how he was the ultimate diplomat. If you haven’t already, tune into our Facebook page right now to watch the premiere of Oliver Tambo: The Jewel in our Crown.

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Don't forget to join us tonight at 8pm when we screen O.R. Tambo - The Jewel in our Crown See you on the Tambo Foundation's Facebook page at 8pm.

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Have you diarised our first ever virtual movie night? Join us tomorrow! O.R. TAMBO — THE JEWEL IN OUR CROWN. Friday, May 22nd. 8pm. Live on Facebook on the Tambo Foundation page. See you then!

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