Jorge Sampaio, Helena Ndume received award of inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize (Download PDF)


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About Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid innovative, politician and promoter. He was President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. UN General Assembly (UNGA) Establish Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize in June 2014.

Jorge Sampaio and Helena Ndume

Jorge Sampaio and Helena Ndume

Winner of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

  • It was established in honor to former South African President Nelson Mandela for his extraordinary life and compromises for Country.
  • This award was established for them who have dedicated their life for the service of humanity and social unity.

About Jorge Sampaio:

  1. Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio , born on 18 September 1939 in Lisbon.
  2. He is a Portuguese lawyer and politician.
  3. He was the 18th President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006.
  4. He starts his political career as college student of the Faculty of Law in the University of Lisbon.
  5. In 1995, he won the election of 14 January 1996 in the first round against Anbal Cavaco Silva (former prime-minister) and became president on 9 March 1996. After that he was re-elected as President on 14 January 2001.

About Helena Ndume:

  1. Helena Ndume was born in Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region. She studied medicine in Germany.
  2. Dr. Helena Ndume is a Namibian ophthalmologist. She is very helpful for the people who sufferers of eye-related illnesses.
  3. Dr. Ndume has secured near about 30,000 blind Namibians eye surgery and fitted with intra-ocular lens implants free of charge.
  4. She is currently the head of the Ophthalmology department at Windhoek Central Hospital, Namibia’s largest hospital, and is one of only six Namibian ophthalmologists.


  • Jorge Sampaio and Helena Ndume received award of the inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize.
  • This award was part of the annual memorial of Nelson Mandela International Day which observed every year on 18 July.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 29, 2015


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