Few have lived as fantastic a life as the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Born in the line of royalty on 18 July 1918, in a tiny village in the former Transkei, Rolihlahla means “troublemaker”. Schooled in the Eastern Cape, he moved to the City of Gold in his 20s before joining the ANC at 26, and quickly climbed the ranks. During the Rivonia Treason Trial Mandela, 44, said the ANC would triumph over racism. In 1994, after spending 27 years in prison, he was sworn in as President of South Africa and promised to continue the fight to unify the country.