From his boxer's pose with his gloves held aloft to his power salute when he walked out of prison after 27 years, there have been many, many pictures of Nelson Mandela over the years that have captured the strength, determination and spirit of the iconic freedom fighter. To celebrate Madiba's centenary we share 100 pictures, taken at various stages of his life.
Born in Mveso, Transkei, a century ago Mandela has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world with his wisdom, ability to forgive and his absolute kindness. By the time Tata died, he had firmly established himself as a statesman and an example for people from all backgrounds.
We hope that you will enjoy this pictorial journey through Madiba's life and that it will help you remember the spirit of community that he was so determined to foster among all South Africans.
Happy birthday Tata, we salute you!