- Nelson (Rolihlahla). 1918–2013, Black South African statesman: president of South Africa (1994–99).
Jailed in 1962 for 5 years and, in 1964, for life, he was released in 1990 after a
long international campaign; deputy president of the African National Congress (1990–91)
and president (1991–97); elected president of South Africa in 1994; Nobel peace prize
jointly with F. W. de Klerk in 1993
- (Numzano) Winnie. born 1934, Black South African political activist: campaigned for the release of
her husband Nelson Mandela; they divorced in 1996