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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,...

Media jostle for position to photograph Oliver Tambo as he walks with family to the second floor balcony of Jan Smuts airport on December 13 1990.Tambo has been ANC president for most of the 30 years he's been in exile.These are the first minutes of...

JOHANNESBURG -The provincial Department of Human Settlements has rolled out a housing project of 1 000 houses, with 500 of those houses completed in Nkantolo where the longest-serving ANC President OR Tambo was born.   Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, on...

 Government says everything is in place for Oliver Reginald Tambo birth centenary celebrations at his home village of Nkantolo, outside Bizana, in the Eastern Cape on the 27th of this month. The celebrations are held under the theme "Life and Legacy of OR Tambo.The chair...

A statue to honour the heritage of Oliver Tambo is a “soft vengeance” on the apartheid government and others who tried to “airbrush” him out of history.So said the struggle stalwart’s son‚ Dali Tambo‚ on Thursday‚ after the 2.5m bronze statue was unveiled at the...

Ramatlhodi was the ANC president’s speechwriter. He recalls a sharp dresser who was meticulous in his attention to detail and unwaveringly dedicated to liberation.Amukelani ChaukeThe late struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo was a perfectionist – he was so thorough and meticulous that in the late...