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Oliver Tambo

South African,  Politician
Total Quotes : 26
Practice Apartheid

Apartheid is inherently a practice of violence.

- Oliver Tambo

Apartheid Must Either

Apartheid either is or is not. And it must not be.

- Oliver Tambo

Patriotism Rest Country

The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.

- Oliver Tambo

Decades Until Resisted

For decades, we resisted violence - until Sharpeville.

- Oliver Tambo

Defeat Go Means

To go back means defeat.

- Oliver Tambo

Politics Woman Assault

I can see quite clearly that if there was a single event that launched me on the road to ultimate involvement at the heart of South African politics, it was an assault on an African woman by her white employer in a kitchen in Fort Hare.

- Oliver Tambo

Country Conservative

The struggle to conquer oppression in our country is the weaker for the traditionalist, conservative, and primitive restraints imposed on women by man-dominated structures within our movement, as also because of equally traditionalist attitudes of surrender and submission on the part of women.

- Oliver Tambo

Next Minimal Regime

The violence associated with the A.N.C. is minimal, infinitesimal next to the violence of the apartheid regime.

- Oliver Tambo

Thought White Would

I would not hesitate to vote for a white person as president if I thought he was the best person for the job.

- Oliver Tambo

Africa South Africa South

My problem in calling for pressures on South Africa is to convince the youth to convince their governments and people that it is not the South African goods that are cheap, but the forced labor of the Africans.

- Oliver Tambo

New Always Most

It was always my desire to strike new ground and help to lend weight where it was most required.

- Oliver Tambo

Abolition Based Aims

We had to forge an alliance of strength based not on colour but on commitment to the total abolition of apartheid and oppression; we would seek allies, of whatever colour, as long as they were totally agreed on our liberation aims.

- Oliver Tambo

About Part South

Using the power you derive from the discovery of the truth about racism in South Africa, you will help us to remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe on which all - of which all of humanity can be proud.

- Oliver Tambo

Distance Prey Tolerated

You were not wanted. You were, at best, tolerated. You had to be constantly on your guard, like an animal in a jungle full of beasts of prey. You experienced it all within the short distance of five miles from the gates of St. Peter's to Park Station in the city.

- Oliver Tambo

Private Which Shared

The land on which the cattle grazed was communal property. It was owned by no one. It was nobody's private farm. It was the common property of the people, shared by the people. So the practice of sharing was central to the concept of ownership of property.

- Oliver Tambo

Education Joe South

The results showed that Joe Mokoena and I had made history. For the first time in the history of education in South Africa, two African students had passed the JC with a First Class degree, regarded as a rare achievement for any student.

- Oliver Tambo

Africa South Africa Which

We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity.

- Oliver Tambo

System Apartheid About

Our target is not negotiations, it is the end of the apartheid system. There can be no compromise about that.

- Oliver Tambo

Apartheid Hunt Issue

Those who want to perpetuate apartheid also seek to divert your attention to the false issue of communism, to send the entire American public on a witch hunt.

- Oliver Tambo

Africa South Africa United

The A.N.C. is a national movement. We all - Communists and non-Communists alike - want a nonracial, democratic, united South Africa.

- Oliver Tambo