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The Nelson Mandela Speeches database consists of interviews, speeches, addresses, messages, media releases, testimony, lectures, toasts, tributes, oaths and declarations made by the late Nelson Mandela.

These encompass all of the roles that Mr Mandela filled both before and during his retirement. 

This is an ongoing exercise as we continually identify additional speeches made by Mr Mandela. Every speech is verified prior to accessioning.

Therefore, this database serves as a source for accurate quotations by the late Mr Mandela, with the added contextualisation of his full remarks.

This database is a work in progress and if you have any information to support its development, please contact us.

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