Sello HatangSello Hatang

South Africa


Occupational Information

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Professional History

Sello Hatang is the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He succeeded Achmat Dangor in 2013. Previously, he has worked as the head of information communications and was the spokesperson for the South African Human Rights Commission. He was also the director of the SA History Archive (SAHA) at Wits University.

Sello serves on the boards of SAHA and the Open Democracy Advice Centre, and is a founding member and member of the advisory council of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). He participated in the post-1994 transformation of the National Archives, including providing archival support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  He was also a member of the editorial team for Nelson Mandela.

He has been recognized for his leadership by being given the Keys to Florence, Italy; and, the city of Buenos Aires has given him an honorary diploma and declared him a Guest of Honor, a rarely-given status. Because of his stature, he was able to secure American President Barack Obama to deliver the 16th Mandela Annual lecture for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tag: Leadership, Information Communications, Human Rights, NGO, Communications, Speaker