African National Congress

Mama Albertina Sisulu

2018 marks the Centenary of mama Albertina Sisulu. We will remember and celebrate her life and outstanding contribution to the cause of freedom & democracy of our South African Citizens

2018 South Africa will mark the centenary of the life Albertina Sisulu, a fearless champion of democracy and human rights. The centenary celebrations will run for the entire year and will be marked by a series of commemorative events.

The theme for the centenary is: Albertina Sisulu “A woman of fortitude” in recognition of her courage, discipline, integrity and love for her country.

Ma Sisulu was truly a woman of fortitude. Her strength, resilience and the will to carry on shone like a beacon in the darkest days of apartheid.

Albertina Sisulu dedicated her life to her country and its people. She will forever be remembered as a fearless leader in the struggle and a mother to the nation. She worked tirelessly towards creating a better and more equitable South Africa.

Throughout her life she worked to ensure that all people in South Africa should enjoy the benefits of freedom and democracy.

"You must remember me, going in and out of jail up to the last case of tries and trial, being the only woman amongst 50 man,  not fighting for my own intrest or my own family but for the oppressed people of South Africa as whole" - Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu