Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu

South Africa’s Eastern Cape Region has renamed the King Holmes Building in King William’s Town, after struggle icon Albertina Sisulu.

This is part of paying homage to Mama Sisulu as the country celebrates her centenary anniversary.

The building has been earmarked to house the provincial department of transport following its purchase by the Department of Public Works.

Linda Ginyibhulu Sisulu says her family is honoured by the gesture and that any institution or road that’s named after her represents everybody, especially the women of South Africa.

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, one of the prominent anti-apartheid South African leaders, widely referred to as the “Mother of the Nation” was born 21 October 1918.

She was a nurse, a political activist and council to her husband former Secretary-General and Deputy President of the African National Congress Walter Sisulu.