Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, Nobel Laureate, and world acclaimed international statesman, celebrates his 94th birthday today. Find out more about his fascinating life the prominent role he played in bringing Apartheid to an end in South Africa.
When Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as president of South Africa in 1994, he addressed the crowds at the Union Buildings in Pretoria: "We saw our country tear itself apart in terrible conflict ... The time for healing of wounds has come ... Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one by another."
Find out more about Nelson Mandela:
Biography of Nelson Mandela
View of Mandela's Cell at Robben Island Prison Museum, plus View 2, View 3, View 4, and View 5
Take a photographic tour of Robben Island
Moments in Apartheid: Mandela's Treason Trial