Mvezo is a small village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. It is known for being the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, and is now an open air museum which forms part of the Nelson Mandela Birthplace Museum.

History of Mvezo

Standing on the banks of the Mbashe River, not far from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Mvezo appears to be a small and unassuming village. However, it was here that the famous anti-apartheid and former South African Prime Minister Nelson Mandela was born into a chiefly family within the Tembu people.

Mandela’s family are inextricably linked with the village, with his umbilical cord being buried there in line with Xhosa tradition. Equally, it was from the same village that Mandela’s father was stripped of his authority and expelled by the apartheid government, having to flee while Mandela was only a baby.

The Nelson Mandela Birthplace Museum is part of three sites that make up the Nelson Mandela Museum in its entirety. The sites were opened on 11 February 2000 by Mandela himself, the Ministry of Arts and Culture, as well as members from traditional and Civic leadership bodies.

Mvezo today

The museum offers a detailed and authentic journey through the important spaces, landscapes, and sites that have shaped Mandela’s life. It examines and commemorates his life and work from childhood to adulthood, through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and cultural programmes.

Indeed, the Nelson Mandela Birthplace Museum in Mvezo is not purely a museum to commemorate and educate about the life and work of Nelson Mandela; rather, it is a vibrant and evolving space for local social organisation, skill development, and a place for local infrastructure to be created and reinforced.

The outcome of this has meant the creation of jobs in the short term such as building and construction, and in the long term such as tourism. This has had a particularly profound impact on local women, who hold many of the jobs made available. The space also aims to preserve traditional means of crafting – for example, making wattle fences and screens, and the use of specific masonry tools and techniques – which has also allowed otherwise unskilled labour to be employed.

Today, the Nelson Mandela Birthplace Museum in Mvezo is visited by thousands of South African and international tourists every year. It is one of South Africa’s most significant heritage institutions.

Getting to Mvezo

The city Mthatha, also a focal point on the Nelson Mandela educational route, is an hour drive along a main ‘2’ road from Mvezo by car.

Mvezo is a 14 hour drive from Cape Town, primarily along two main roads, the ‘1’ and the ‘9’. There are also frequent flights from Cape Town to Mvezo that take just over 6 hours.

Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela, in full Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, byname Madiba, (born July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa—died December 5, 2013, Johannesburg), Black nationalist and the first Black president of South Africa (1994–99). His negotiations in the early 1990s with South African Pres. F.W. de Klerk helped end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation and ushered in a peaceful transition to majority rule. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993 for their efforts.

When and where was Nelson Mandela born?

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, also known as Madiba, was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa the name Nelson was later added by one of his teachers. His father, the chief of the Madiba clan of the Xhosa-speaking Tembu people, died when Nelson was still young, and he was raised by Jongintaba, the regent of the Tembu. Although Nelson had a claim to the chieftainship, he renounced it in order to become a lawyer.

When did Nelson Mandela die?

Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013, in Johannesburg. He was 95 years old. After his death was announced, his life was remembered and celebrated in South Africa as well as around the world. Numerous memorial services were held, including one by the South African government on December 10. He was laid to rest at Qunu, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, on December 15.

What is Nelson Mandela known for?

Nelson Mandela is known for several things, but perhaps he is best known for successfully leading the resistance to South Africa’s policy of apartheid in the 20th century, during which he was infamously incarcerated at Robben Island Prison (1964–82). He won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993, along with South Africa’s president at the time, F.W. de Klerk, for having led the transition from apartheid to a multiracial democracy. Mandela is also known for being the first black president of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999.

To whom was Nelson Mandela married?

Nelson Mandela had three wives: Evelyn Ntoko Mase (1944–58) Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1958–96), who was also a noteworthy anti-apartheid champion and Graça Machel (1998–2013), who was the widow of Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique (1975–86), and was Mandela’s wife at the time of his death in 2013.

What publications did Nelson Mandela write?

Nelson Mandela’s writings included I Am Prepared to Die (1964 rev. ed. 1986) No Easy Walk to Freedom (1965 updated ed. 2002) The Struggle Is My Life (1978 rev. ed. 1990) In His Own Words (2003) and Long Walk to Freedom (1994), which chronicles his early life and years in prison. Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years (2017), released posthumously, is the unfinished draft of his second volume of memoirs it was completed by Mandla Langa.

100 yearsOF Madiba

On the front of each banknote you will find a portrait of Nelson Mandela as an elder statesman. On the back is a portrait of a young Mandela, combined with important events from the former president's life.




The lush greenery of the Eastern Cape represents where it all began – the birth of Nelson Mandela in 1918.

Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape on 18 July 1918.

His traditional upbringing in rural Transkei - the language, place and culture - left an indelible mark on the young Madiba.

Imagery of the
village of MVEZO in
the eastern cape

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Imagery of the
village of MVEZO in
the eastern cape

© Benny Cool

Home is home even for those who aspire to serve wider interests and who have established their home of choice in distant regions


The brown bricks of Soweto represents Mandela's home in this historic township and the early days of his political journey.

As a young man, Mandela made his way to Johannesburg. He soon cast off his outsider status and became a charming ‘man about town’ as well as a confident legal professional and committed political activist.

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Vilakazi Street in Orlando West is one of Soweto’s most iconic areas, and is synonymous with the struggle for democracy. It is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Nelson Mandela was an athletic young man and particularly enjoyed boxing and long-distance running. Even after being imprisoned he would still make sure he exercised every morning.

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archive, IDAF collection

Johannesburg has always been the mecca for enterprising people and it was a very important school of life


The red earth represents the capture site at Howick - the moment that changed Nelson Mandela’s life forever.

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Mandela became increasingly active in the liberation movement as a firebrand ANC leader and military commander, but this activism came at a tremendous personal cost. After going underground, he was arrested and became Accused No.1 in the Rivonia Trial.

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On 5 August 1962, police flagged down a car driven by Nelson Mandela on the R103 road near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal. He was recognised as the most wanted man in South Africa and arrested on the spot. The site of his arrest has taken on enormous significance in the history of the struggle for freedom.

The man who stood up for black people rights

Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa. He fought against apartheid, a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights. He served a good portion of his life in prison for his protests, but became a symbol for his people. Later he would become president of South Africa. Where did Nelson Mandela grew up? Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His birth name is Rolihlahla. He got the nickname Nelson from a teacher in school. Nelson was a member of Thimbu royalty and his father was chief of the city of Mvezo. He attended school and later college at the College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand. At Witwatersrand, Mandela got his law degree and would meet some of his fellow activists against apartheid. What did Nelson Mandalas do? Nelson Mandela became a leader in the African National Congress (ANC). At first he pushed hard for the congress and the protesters to follow Mohandas Gandhi's non-violence approach. At one point he started to doubt that this approach would work and started up an armed branch of the ANC. He planned to bomb certain buildings, but only the buildings. He wanted to make sure that no one would be hurt. He was classified as a terrorist by the South African government and sent to prison.

  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1957 (First wife, Evelyn Mase)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1958 (Winnie)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 5 August 1962 (Imprisoned as political prisoner, 27 years)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 ("The Struggle is My Life")
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 11 February 1990 (Released from prison)
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  • Work : Prize 1993 (Nobel Peace Prize)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 ("Long Road to Freedom")
  • Work : Gain social status 2 May 1994 (First black president of South Africa)
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  • Work : Gain social status 10 May 1994 at 12:18 AM (Sworn into office)
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  • Other Family 24 October 1994 (Daughter Zindzi marries Zwelibanzi Hlongwane)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1996 (Winnie)
  • Relationship : Marriage July 1998 (Graca Machel, 28 yrs. younger)
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  • Death of Child 6 January 2005 (Death of only surviving son from AIDS complications)
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  • Death by Disease 5 December 2013 (lung problems, age 95)
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Frances McEvoy reported that her son and daughter-in-law spent a summer in South Africa with the Kennedy Foundation as lawyers. During an afternoon in the entourage of Mandela, they asked his birth time and were told "afternoon." Noel Tyl wrote in May/1994 that he rectified the afternoon time with extremely taxing detail to 2:54 PM, then shared his documentation with Rod Suskin, a well-known South African astrologer who responded with "a veritable catalogue of reinforcement for the time."

South African astrologer Anita Noyes-Smith has a friend in Mandela's office who checked for a time and found that there is no known time of birth. Umtata is a rural area and blacks had no birth certificates. Often, they did not even know the date as it was not valued as important. Himself said 2:45 (Cedra database).

(Formerly, Noel Tyl had speculated 8:45 AM, given in AFANews 1/1994. Daniela Schmuckli had a spec time of 12:45 PM in Astrolog 6/1996. Anita Noyes-Smith speculated 2:12 AM.)


On 10 May 1994 he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected President. On his 80 th birthday in 1998 he married Graça Machel, his third wife.

True to his promise, Mandela stepped down in 1999 after one term as President. He continued to work with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund he set up in 1995 and established the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

In April 2007 his grandson, Mandla Mandela, was installed as head of the Mvezo Traditional Council at a ceremony at the Mvezo Great Place.

Nelson Mandela never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality and learning. Despite terrible provocation, he never answered racism with racism. His life is an inspiration to all who are oppressed and deprived and to all who are opposed to oppression and deprivation.

He died at his home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013.

1. Nelson Mandela's father died in 1930 when Mandela was 12 and his mother died in 1968 when he was in prison. While the autobiography Long Walk to Freedom says his father died when he was nine, historical evidence shows it must have been later, most likely 1930. In fact, the original Long Walk to Freedom manuscript (written on Robben Island) states the year as 1930, when he was 12.

&ldquoI hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.&rdquo

&ldquoDifficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.&rdquo

&ldquoDeath is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.&rdquo

&ldquoThose who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty.&rdquo

&ldquoEveryone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.&rdquo

&ldquoOur march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.&rdquo

&ldquoWhen a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.&rdquo

&ldquoI learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.&rdquo

&ldquoPrison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment.&rdquo

&ldquoI can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.&rdquo

&ldquoDuring my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against Black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.&rdquo

&ldquoFor to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.&rdquo

&ldquoIf you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.&rdquo

&ldquoMan's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.&rdquo

&ldquoI was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.&rdquo

&ldquoThe greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.&rdquo

&ldquoWherever we are in the country, wherever we are in the world, let us reaffirm his vision of a society . in which none is exploited, oppressed or dispossessed by another.&rdquo

The Legacy

The Bhunga Building in Mthatha is a landmark building with a history as complex as that of Nelson Mandela himself. Opened in the 1930s, it has seen successive political organisations come and go, from the colonials to the Transkei Parliament that sat there during apartheid, ironically once presided over by Nelson Mandela’s cousin, Chief Kaizer Matanzima. It is only fitting therefore that it now not only houses the physical artefacts of Nelson Mandela’s life, but also serves as a centre of learning, a place where Nelson Mandela’s philosophy is spoken of and passed on to all who visit.

After Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and became South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994, he was given gifts from people, governments, institutions and nations. Nelson Mandela’s footprints left imprints all over the world and the world wanted to acknowledge his contribution.

He accepted the gifts on condition that he would donate them to the people and that they would be displayed near his home village of Qunu. Instead of building a new space to house the collection, it was decided to create the multi-faceted Nelson Mandela Museum at Mvezo, Qunu and in Mthatha.

Ten years to the day after his release on 11 February 1990, the Nelson Mandela Museum opened its doors. Nelson Mandela insisted it was not just to be a static collection and tribute to him, but a living memorial to his values and vision. It was to inspire and enrich all who visit it, serve as a catalyst for development and should share the heritage and resources linked to him.

‘During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people, I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.’ 7

Embedded in the footprints of Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom are the values of ubuntu, integrity, inspiration and learning. Here, the legacy of his past is juxtaposed against the legacy of his future, where his learning and his teachings will inspire new generations to stay in touch with the past.

‘I have always regarded myself, in the first place, as an African patriot. After all, I was born in Umtata, forty-six years ago. My guardian was my cousin, who was the acting paramount chief of Tembuland, and I am related both to the present paramount chief of Tembuland, Sabata Dalindyebo, and to Kaizer Matanzima, the Chief Minister of the Transkei.

‘Today I am attracted by the idea of a classless society, an attraction which springs in part from Marxist reading and, in part, from my admiration of the structure and organisation of early African societies in this country. The land, then the main means of production, belonged to the tribe. There were no rich or poor and there was no exploitation.’ 8

Nelson Mandela continues to battle injustice and ignorance. His fight might have moved to different fronts – he now concentrates on the struggle against HIV/Aids and the rights of the children of South Africa – but his commitment to the moral way remains steadfast.

The Nelson Mandela Museum, spread over these historic sites, tells his story with impact of its reality, set as it is in the authentic landscape of his beginnings.

7. Nelson Mandela, June 1964 before being convicted of sabotage and treason at the Rivonia Trial.

8. Nelson Mandela’s statement from the dock at the opening of his defence in the 1964 trial.

The Milwaukee Public Museum and America's Black Holocaust Museum Invite You to Take a Journey Through the Life of Nelson Mandela at the U.S. Debut of Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) are excited to welcome the United States debut of Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition to Milwaukee Friday, April 23 through Sunday, August 1, 2021. This new global-touring exhibition by Round Room Live takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader.

“When the Milwaukee Public Museum came to us asking to partner on this project,” said Dr. Robert (Bert) Davis, President & CEO, ABHM, “I knew it was something special and we had to be a part of it. For many people, Nelson Mandela is a hero and other people may not know anything about him, but he was a man. A man with integrity, who fought for justice since he wasn’t much older than a boy. His entire life was about helping others find equality. He was a hero, but he was a man, too. It’s important to share that part -- that Mandela was just like everyone else, but made the choice to fight for freedom and equality, just like we can.”

An immersive experience, visitors will discover Nelson Mandela as they have never known him before. The exhibition features previously unseen film, photos and the display of over 150 historical artifacts and personal effects on loan from the Mandela family, museums and archives worldwide to provide fresh insight into the people, places and events that formed his character and the challenges he faced.

Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition reveals his epic story in a series of experiential zones. It takes visitors on Mandela’s life journey, from his little-known beginnings in rural Mvezo, Transkei, through decades of turbulent struggle against the apartheid regime, to his eventual vindication and final years as South Africa’s first black president, “Father of South Africa,” and a globally loved and respected figure.

Even today, Nelson Mandela remains a human rights icon and to be seen as an advocate for change. MPM invites its visitors to join this call to action in continuing the journey of Nelson Mandela through:

  • Onsite exhibit engagements, such as dialogue and mindfulness prompts
  • The MPM “My Mandela Pledge,” supported by The Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation and U.S. Bank, in which visitors are challenged to take a pledge in giving 67 minutes, hours or days of their time back to their community
  • Highlighting community partners and their respective events and programs
  • Virtual panel discussions on systemic racism as well as interviews with change-makers
  • A community-based art project
  • And more.

MPM will virtually debut a new Planetarium program, Stargazers of Africa, in celebration of this exhibition. Presented by Generac, this new show takes visitors on a journey connecting the stars, moon and planets to the people across the great continent of Africa -- from long ago to the stargazers of today.

Teachers and schools will also be provided the opportunity to experience the exhibit virtually through FREE programs and resources which can connect with curriculums beyond the run of the exhibit.

“We know that every educational experience is different right now,” said Dr. Ellen Censky, President & CEO, Milwaukee Public Museum. “Whether a child is virtually learning at home, sitting in the classroom or doing a hybrid of both, we understand that big group outings and field trips just aren’t possible. However, the content of Mandela: The Official Exhibition is so important, and so relevant to what we’re seeing in our country today, that we felt it was imperative to make sure we have plenty of options that can be brought directly to the child.”

Mandela: The Official Exhibition Community Advisory Council

ABHM and MPM also brought together 50 leaders of the Wisconsin civic, corporate, education, government and philanthropic communities to form an advisory council. Including Honorary Co-Chairs Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes plus Billye and the late Henry (Hank) Aaron, this group has assisted the museums with programming, how Mandela’s journey is relevant to the Wisconsin experience and in helping to get the word out about this incredible exhibit.

Exhibition Highlights

Mandela: The Official Exhibition is designed to educate and inspire using many objects never previously seen outside of South Africa. These items include: the suit worn for the opening of the South African parliament in 1996 a traditional headdress gifted to him by The King of Xhosa people, King Xolilzwe Sigcawu as he awarded Mandela the ancient tribal warrior honor of the Isithwalandwe Sesizwe his presidential desk and chair and his iconic beige trench coat.

Visitors will also gain unique insights from close family and friends of Nelson Mandela as well as those who admired him from afar. These firsthand insights combined with his personal artifacts reveal the deeper stories behind the headlines and bring us closer to the man behind the myth.

Ticketing Information

Mandela will be open to the public at MPM Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from April 23 through August 1. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting or by calling 414-278-2728. Admission is $22 for adults (18-64), $18 for seniors (65+), $22 for teens (14-17) and $16 for youth (4-13). Children under age three are free. Members receive free admission to MPM’s permanent exhibits and Mandela.

COVID-19 visitor procedures, such as, but not limited to, timed ticketing and entry, social distancing, no food and beverage, one-way paths and mandatory masks, will also apply throughout the run of the exhibit. For up-to-date information, please visit

MPM and ABHM would like to thank the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Rockwell Automation Charitable Trust, David & Madeleine Lubar, Susan Lubar and the Joan Lubar and John Crouch family, the Schoenleber Foundation and the Alvin & Marian Birnschein Foundation for their support, as well as our official hotel partner, the Hilton City Center Milwaukee, in bringing the exhibition to Wisconsin.

About the Milwaukee Public Museum (

The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium. The Museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts some half a million visitors each year.

MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.

About America’s Black Holocaust Museum (

America’s Black Holocaust Museum was founded by lynching survivor Dr. James Cameron in 1988 to educate the world about the history of African Americans from pre-captivity to the present as an integral part of U.S. history. Rooted in themes of Remembrance, Resistance, Redemption, and Reconciliation, the mission of ABHM is to build public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery and Jim Crow in America and promote racial repair, reconciliation, and healing. We are unique in operating two complementary spaces: a recently relaunched virtual museum and a brand-new physical space located in Milwaukee’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood, on the very footprint of its predecessor. The physical museum is set to reopen when it is safe to gather again. To learn more about the museum and see our virtual galleries, please visit


Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela is the traditional leader of Mvezo and the grandson of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. In 2007, when the Chieftancy and family title was restored, Nkosi Zwelivelile was installed as Chief of Mvezo and head of the Mandela clan under the direction of his grandfather Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Since then, Nkosi Zwelivelile has fulfilled several primary roles including: establishing and invigorating a community development arm, The Mvezo Development Trust building a primary school and initiating the Mandela School of Science and Technology with Siemens Corp. developing the Mvezo Komkhulu Museum and the future home of this exhibition launching annual cultural, political and sports related programs and activities in the Eastern Cape and, providing community and spiritual leadership as defined by centuries of culture and tradition.

Nkosi Zwelivelile was appointed as a Member of Parliament by the African National Congress following elections in 2009 and again in 2014. He has served on the Public Works and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committees. Today, he is an ANC Whip in the Minerals and Energy Portfolio Committee. He is also the owner and chair of MK Freight Systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate degree in political science from Rhodes University.


Round Room Live is a producer and promoter of live entertainment, that specializes in transforming both new and iconic intellectual property into engaging and thrilling live events. Round Room creates unique live experiences tailored to the distinct character of each property and produces the highest quality productions for audiences around the world.

Their current roster of touring theatrical shows includes: Baby Shark Live!, Blippi The Musical, Peppa Pig Live, and PJ Masks Live! Save the Day. In addition to Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Round Room’s Immersive and Entertainment Experiences division is currently touring Mandela: The Official Exhibition and The Infinite: Living Among the Stars. Following the global success of PJ Masks Live, Entertainment One acquired a majority position in Round Room Live in 2018. Entertainment One is now a division of Hasbro.

PICS: New Nelson Mandela banknotes launched

Pretoria - In celebration of the centenary of former President Nelson Mandela, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) launched its first commemorative banknote series at Freedom Park on Friday morning.

A dazzling exhibition of the notes and R5 coin is set-up at the foyer for attendees to see.

The larger than normal notes namely the R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200 depict Mandela’s historical journey from his birthplace to his last days.

Governor Lesetja Kganyago said: “For the first time in its history of nearly 100 years, the SARB is launching commemorative banknotes and a third commemorative R5 circulation coin, in honour of our first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela.”

The R10 banknote is inspired by the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape, featuring Madiba’s humble birthplace of Mvezo.

The R20 banknote features Mandela’s home in Soweto, where he defined his political life alongside other struggle icons.

The R50 banknote depicts the site where Madiba was captured near Howick, following 17 months in hiding.

This moment set in motion events that would change his life forever.

As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the bank, will also issue a new commemorative circulation R5 coin.

The notes will be circulation by July 18.

Among distinguished attendees were Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene, Ndileka Mandela and the Mandela Foundation and governors from Lesotho and Botswana.

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