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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"The tremendous role of African countries in aiding our liberation struggle is common knowledge. Yet these countries themselves make enormous sacrifices for final victory over colonialism and racism." — Oliver Tambo, March 1980, World ...

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Today, the Tambo Foundation celebrates long-time SACP leader, ANC member, MK Commander and anti-apartheid activist Joe Slovo on what would have been his 95th birthday. © Oliver Tambo | Have You Heard From Johannesburg...

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A valiant, courageous fighter has fallen. Our entire people & our national liberation movement...today pay eternal tribute to the people's leader, Moses Kotane, for his monumental contribution to the great advances made towards the...

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