Mandela, Nelson

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Mandela, Nelson Gender: M
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
born on 18 July 1918 at 14:54 (= 2:54 PM )
Place Mvezo, South Africa, 31s57, 28e31
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°04' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 23°41'

Nelson Mandela
photo: South Africa The Good News, license cc-by-2.0


South African President, a civil rights hero and martyr who claimed victory in his lifetime crusade to establish a non-racial democracy for South Africa. He was arrested as a political prisoner on August 5, 1962 and spent 27 years in prison, released on February 11, 1990. A charismatic personality, he went on lecture tours to run for public office. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and became the nation's first black president on May 2, 1994. He was sworn in on May 10, 1994 at 12:18 PM EET, beaming and eyes glistening. He served as his nation's president until June 1999.

Mandela is the author of "Long Walk to Freedom" (1994) and "The Struggle is My Life" (1986).

Mandela was educated at University College of Fort Hare but was suspended for participating in a strike. He completed his studies by taking correspondence courses. He attended the University of Witwatersrand where he qualified in law in 1942. A member of the African National Congress, he protested the apartheid policies of the ruling National Party. He was tried for treason in 1956-1961 but was acquitted. Although the African National Congress was banned in 1960, Mandela continued his resistance efforts. He was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labor. While he was in prison, on June 12, 1964 he was further sentenced to life imprisonment. But his popularity grew. After his release on February 11, 1990, he continued his life's work to banish apartheid policies. In 1991, he was elected President of the African National Congress at its first conference since it had been banned more than thirty years earlier.

Mandela has been married three times. In 1957 he divorced his first wife. That year he met Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela (Winnie) and they married in June 1958; they had two daughters. They separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996.

Mandela celebrated his 80th birthday by marrying his sweetheart, 52 year-old Graca Machel, on July 18, 1998. The two exchanged vows in a private civil ceremony at Mandela's home outside of Johannesburg, followed by his birthday celebration the next day attended by 2,000 guests. It was attended by such renowned people as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Danny Glover and Naomi Campbell.

On January 6, 2005, Mandela’s 54-year-old son died in Johannesburg, South Africa of septic shock and pneumonia associated with AIDS. Makgatho was the only surviving son of the revered South African leader.

Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at his home, after several months of fighting with pneumonia.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1957 (First wife, Evelyn Mase)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1958 (Winnie)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 5 August 1962 (Imprisoned as political prisoner, 27 years)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 ("The Struggle is My Life")
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 11 February 1990 (Released from prison)
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  • Work : Prize 1993 (Nobel Peace Prize)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 ("Long Road to Freedom")
  • Work : Gain social status 2 May 1994 (First black president of South Africa)
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  • Work : Gain social status 10 May 1994 at 12:18 AM (Sworn into office)
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  • Other Family 24 October 1994 (Daughter Zindzi marries Zwelibanzi Hlongwane)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1996 (Winnie)
  • Relationship : Marriage July 1998 (Graca Machel, 28 yrs. younger)
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  • Death of Child 6 January 2005 (Death of only surviving son from AIDS complications)
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  • Death by Disease 5 December 2013 (lung problems, age 95)
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Source Notes

Frances McEvoy reported that her son and daughter-in-law spent a summer in South Africa with the Kennedy Foundation as lawyers. During an afternoon in the entourage of Mandela, they asked his birth time and were told "afternoon." Noel Tyl wrote in May/1994 that he rectified the afternoon time with extremely taxing detail to 2:54 PM, then shared his documentation with Rod Suskin, a well-known South African astrologer who responded with "a veritable catalogue of reinforcement for the time."

South African astrologer Anita Noyes-Smith has a friend in Mandela's office who checked for a time and found that there is no known time of birth. Umtata is a rural area and blacks had no birth certificates. Often, they did not even know the date as it was not valued as important. Himself said 2:45 (Cedra database).

(Formerly, Noel Tyl had speculated 8:45 AM, given in AFANews 1/1994. Daniela Schmuckli had a spec time of 12:45 PM in Astrolog 6/1996. Anita Noyes-Smith speculated 2:12 AM.)

Starkman rectified it to 14.51.32 EET


  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (Survived 27 years in prison)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Married at age 80 to Graca)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (To Graca, 28 yrs. younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Only son died in 2005)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (27 yrs. political prisoner)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (President of the African National Congress)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure