Mandela House is named after Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, (born 18 July 1918-died 5 December 2013), was a black nationalist and the first black President of South Africa (1994–99). His negotiations in the early 1990s with South African President F.W. de Klerk helped end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation and ushered in a peaceful transition to majority rule. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993 for their efforts.
On June 12, 1964, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, narrowly escaping the death penalty. The South African government periodically made conditional offers of freedom to Mandela who refused offers, the second major offer on the premise that only free men were able to engage in such negotiations and, as a prisoner, he was not a free man.
Mandela House is led by Mrs S Parker.