Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo, longest-serving president of South Africa’s liberation movement the African National Congress (ANC) and one of the key architects of a free and democratic South Africa, would have turned 100 years old this year, were he alive. Tambo galvanized international solidarity in the fight against Apartheid and the building of a truly united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, and prosperous South Africa.
His Excellency Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu played a critical role in the processes leading up to the first democratic South Africa. Mahlangu has represented his country on international platforms, including the UN and G20 Speakers Conferences, as leader of the delegation to the Pan-African Parliament, and as president of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. He was appointed the ambassador in October 2014.