Sello HatangSello Hatang

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Civic Leadership

Occupational Position: Chief Executive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Professional History

Previously Sello was the Head of Information Communications and spokesperson for the South African Human Rights Commission. Sello participated in the post-1994 transformation of the National Archives, including providing archival support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is a former Director of the South African 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 is also a member of the editorial team for Nelson Mandela.

He has been recognised 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 rare Guest of Honor status. Because of his stature, he was able to secure American President Barack Obama to deliver the 16th Mandela Annual lecture.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow