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


4 days ago

Join us on 3 Dec for our Business Breakfast reflecting on Tambo’s Vision for an Equal Society: A Retrospective of 25 Years of Democracy. We have an incredible panel lined up. Tickets are R625 and are available on Quicket:

3 weeks ago

Prof Serote: “I’ll never forget when O.R. said that ‘Culture has the power and potential to unify people.’”...

3 weeks ago

Tonight we’re at the launch of SA’s Poet Laureate, Prof ’s, incredible book of poetry: Sikahlel’ u-O.R. Thank you for inviting us to co-host . Pictured here: Prof Serote with our CEO, Ms Zengeziwe Msima...

3 weeks ago

Please join us this evening at the Rosebank Mall, 6-7:30pm. Kwela and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Sikhahlel' u-OR: A praise poem for Oliver Tambo by South Africa's Poet Laureate Mongane Wally Serote. RSVP: events@exclus...

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