October is Tambo Month.

It’s a month to commemorate commemorates late struggle icon, consummate diplomat and doyen of democracy, Oliver Reginald Tambo.  We are proud to be working with the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation on a number of upcoming events in the month of October.

In honour of O.R. Tambo’s birthday, on the 27th of October, the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation has a planned a series of activities throughout the course of the month to honour the life and times of this great man. 
Oliver Tambo would have turned 102 in 2019. He dedicated his life to fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy today. Thanks to his humble, self-effacing manner, firm but fair leadership style, and the wisdom that he engendered to combat racism and fight for equality, Tambo will forever live in the hearts and minds of the people of South Africa and the many countries he criss-crossed around the globe. 
The Tambo Foundation have lined up a programme of fantastic memorial events that celebrate his life and we do hope to see you at some, or all, of them! To attend one of the Tambo Month, follow the links below. If you have any questions please contact us directly/

The Tambo Foundation partners with Imbawula to bring you Tambo Lives! – stories about or inspired by O.R. Tambo. 
Tambo had a fierce love for all Africans and had a consciousness for women’s rights at a time when many dismissed it as a distraction. These values are more important than ever at this difficult time in our country’s history. The stories told will unpack these values in varied ways, through unique accounts that will explore his influence, personal anecdotes and his contemporary significance. 

  • Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, Minister of State Security
  • Pontsho Pilane, Journalist and Imbawula alumna
  • Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, hospitality industry business leader
  • Thebe Ikalafeng, marketer and Brand Africa advocate

MC: Greg Maloka
Music: Melo B Jones 
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Market Theatre
Cost:  R100 

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The proceeds from the Tambo Lives event will assist in the provision of rape survivor kits and sanitary pads in Tambo’s birthplace, Nkantolo, in the Eastern Cape.

The sixth annual Oliver Tambo Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Featured on Time magazine’s 2018 list of the 100 most influential people in the world,  Congresswoman Waters has dedicated her life to fighting injustices, not only in her Los Angeles constituency, but across the world. She spent the better part of the 1980s actively protesting and mobilising support against the apartheid regime, including organising and participating in sit-ins at the South African Consulate and protesting against individuals who supported the South Africa’s apartheid regime. 
In 2004 she was conferred with the Companions of O.R Tambo by the government of South Africa in recognition for her tireless efforts to fight apartheid.
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2018 
Time: 6pm  
Venue: O.R. Tambo Conference Room, Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Ekurhuleni
Dress code: Business formal or traditional
Cost: Entry is free, but registration is vital.  So register here.

The Business Breakfast is set to feature fascinating insights from three of South Africa’s top financial and academic thinkers. They will address the theme of,
“Realising Tambo’s Vision for an Equal Society: A Retrospective of 25 Years of Democracy”

The panel will be:

  • Dr David Masondo, Principal of the O.R Tambo School of Leadership
  • Gov Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
  • Ms Gill Marcus, 9th Governor of the South African Reserve Bank

Facilitator: Ms Siki Mgabadeli
Date: 30 October 2019
Time: 7am – 9am
Venue: GIBS, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
Cost:  R1 500 per person

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