Sello Hatang biography, profile, family, profession & program

Sello Hatang is a South African civic leader and activist. He is the Chief Executive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

He served as the Head of Information Communications and spokesperson for the SA Human Rights Commission.


Sello Hatang biography
Sello Hatang, Chief Executive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
NameSello Hatang
NationalitySouth African
ProfessionCivic leader, activist
PositionChief Executive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation


Sello was born into a family of six (6) children. He is the fifth child and the first in his family ‘to qualify and study’ at a university.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


He took part in the “post-1994 transformation of the National Archives”. 

Sello participated in providing archival support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

He is an archivist and carries the role of portraying South African history with accuracy.

He was a Director of the South African History Archive (SAHA) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University).

He serves on the boards of SAHA and the Open Democracy Advice Centre.

Sello is a founding member and member of the Advisory Council of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).

He is a member of the editorial team for Nelson Mandela.

Sello has received recognition for his leadership skills, he was given the Keys to Florence, Italy.

Sello was able to secure President Barack Obama to deliver the 16th Mandela Annual lecture.

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