Kweku Mandela

Grandson of Nelson Mandela, speaking for the Zenani Mandela Campaign

Kweku Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, and grew up in America, returning to his homeland in 1993. He attended APA International Film School in Sydney and is very active in the South African Film and Entertainment industries, directing and producing projects with his South African production company Out Of Africa Entertainment and working on a variety of other locally produced films.

Kweku Executive Produced acclaimed Novel “The Bang Bang Club” into a feature film, which was released in early 2011. Kweku is currently co-directing and producing a documentary feature about his grandfather entitled Mandela’s Children. He has worked with and supported Oxfam Australia and Make Poverty History. In mid-2009 he co-founded Africa Rising with his cousin Ndaba Mandela and their dream of changing Africa’s image and fostering young leadership and partnerships around the world was started. He supports the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and the Long Short Walk, a world walk for road safety, in memory of his 13-year old cousin Zenani Mandela who was killed in a crash 2 years ago.