Hear from Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard and anti-apartheid campaigner

Mandela street art - photo by Greg Fullard

  • 19 October 2020
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Don’t miss the chance to hear an amazing speaker this Black History Month. Chris Lubbe lived through and played a part in ending apartheid in South Africa. 

After Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and the fall of apartheid, Chris worked as his bodyguard, and got involved in the delicate negotiations with the ‘apartheid regime’. This resulted in a new agreement and the drafting of the new constitution for the country.

Chris Lubbe with Nelson Mandela

From Apartheid to Freedom

As well as sharing his personal story, Chris will reflect on other lessons learned from working with key figures such as Nelson Mandela and former South African Archbishop and anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu.

My Journey from Apartheid to Freedom with Chris Lubbe will be a free virtual talk on Thursday 29 October, 6.00pm to 7.30pm. 

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Information about other Black History Month resources and events, including a free film screening of White Riot this Sunday 25 October, are available on MyPort.