US Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, delivers THE OLIVER TAMBO ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE 2019 at Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Featured on TIME magazine’s 2018 list of 100 most influential people in the world, Congresswoman Waters has dedicated her life to fighting injustices, not only in her Los Angeles constituency, but across the world. She spent the better part of the 1980s actively protesting and mobilizing support against the apartheid regime, including organizing and participating in sit-ins at the South African Consulate and protesting against individuals who supported the South Africa’s apartheid regime. In 2004 she was conferred with the Companions of O.R. Tambo by the government of South Africa in recognition for her tireless efforts to fight apartheid.