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  • Nat Bregman, Mandela’s ‘first white friend,’ dies at 88

    August 3, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Nat Bregman, whom anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela described as his “first white friend,” died in Johannesburg.

    Bregman, who shared an office with Mandela for three years at a Johannesburg law firm, died July 20. He was 88.

    He and Mandela were law clerks in the 1940s at the...