Nelson Mandela Timeline

Alexander Foote

  • Born July 18, 1918 in the transkei
  • 1925: Attends a primary school near Qunu
  • 1934: Attends boarding institute
  • 1940: Expelled from the University of Fort Hare
  • 1942: Completes BA through the University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • Co-founds the ANC Youth League (ANCYL); marries Evelyn Ntoko Mase – they have four children: Thembekile (1945); Makaziwe (1947 – who dies after nine months); Makgatho (1950); Makaziwe (1954)
  • 1948: Elected national secretary of the ANCYL
  • 1952: Elected President of the ANCYL
  • Defiance Campaign begins; Arrested and charged for violating the Suppression of Communism Act; Elected Transvaal ANC President; Convicted with J.S Moroka, Walter Sisulu and 17 others under the Suppression of Communism Act; Sentenced to nine months imprisonment with hard labour, suspended for two years; Elected first of ANC deputy presidents; Opens South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo

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