Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

From Prisoner to President: The World-Changing Work of Nelson Mandela

By Felix Kessler. Images Edited By Bloomberg Photos. - 2013-12-05T23:27:21Z

Photograph by Guy Tilliman/AFP via Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
7 of 19

 

While jailed, first on Robben Island off Cape Town, where he broke limestone in a quarry, and later in a warder’s house, Mandela refused to denounce the ANC’s armed struggle. In the late 1980s, he opened secret talks with the government.

Left, Mandela visits his former prison cell on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, on Feb. 10, 1995.

Advertisement