It is here that he met Walter Sisulu who helped him in gaining access to documents with a legal firm and then in 1941 he completes his law degree by correspondence at the University of South Africa.
He went on to the University of Witwatersrand 1943 and by 1952 Mandela had managed to open the first black law firm in the country with his friend from Fort Hare University, Oliver Tambo.
As the son of Nonqaphi Nosekeni and henry Mgalda Mandela, a chief councillor of the Tehmbu tribe, he was initially named as Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela, but later changed his named to Nelson Mandela to fit into the 'white mans society'.
He spent his early childhood in the Transkei, being groomed to become a chief, and after his fathers death in 1930 he became the paramount chief's ward to be trained to assume high office.
Introduction Tuesday 19th May 2009 NELSON MANDELA His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
He was born in Transkei, South Africa on the 18th July 1918.
It can be a desire for power as a means to achieve ideal or selfish goals, or to power “for its own sake” in order to enjoy the sense of prestige it gives.” The above ideal goals are the most promising, but also the most difficult ones to achieve.
The pursuit of such ideal goals determines the purity of the political leader’s intentions.
In the process of forming a group, some of its members begin to play a more active role than others – they are given preferences, they are listened to with great respect. In this way, the group members are divided into leaders and followers.
This is the phenomenon of leadership in the classical form, But certain conditions of the external environment leave a mark on the personality of the leaders, their views and ways of achieving goals.