Talking Points: OR Tambo Centenary
celebrate 100 years of the birth of OR Tambo.
v We celebrate the life of a giant of our liberation and freedom.
v Let us learn about and learn from the lives of those who fought
tirelessly to bring us our freedom.
v The life and legacy of OR Tambo reminds us that every person has the
ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
v Throughout his life OR fought for justice and equality for the people of
v He is the embodiment of all that is good about our great nation.
Join us as we celebrate
the life of OR Tambo.
v The nation will pay homage to OR Tambo at the place of his birth on 27
v President Jacob Zuma will lead the commemoration in Mbizana in the
Eastern Cape on 27 October.
v President Jacob Zuma will unveil a statue of OR Tambo at the OR Tambo
International Airport on 19 October 2017.
v The SABC will flight a special documentary on the life of OR Tambo
v A new R5 coin commemorating the centenary of OR Tambo entered into
circulation from 1 October 2017
and legacy of OR Tambo.
v OR Tambo played a
pivotal role in the country’s struggle against apartheid.
v His stewardship of the
liberation movement galvanised world opinion against the apartheid.
v He played a pivotal role in ensuring our freedom, and was one of the
architects of the constitution.
v He laid the foundation for our sound relations with many countries all
over the world.
Working together we can
protect and build on OR’s legacy.
v Each sector of our society has a role to play in ensuring that we
protect and build on our freedom.
v It is up to this generation to ensure that we defeat the scourge of
poverty, inequality and unemployment.
v Let us join together to create a united and prosperous nation as he
v Government, business, labour and civil society must work together to
create the country OR Tambo envisaged.
v We call on all South Africans to play an active role in their
communities, and to continue working towards a better life for all.