A biographical file that includes documentation concerning Nelson Mandela's nomination for chancellorship of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1982. There are forms signed by the nominees, as well as an acceptance of the nomination, signed by Mr. Nelson Mandela.
Articles by Nelson Mandela on the defiance campaign 1952 - 1956. Leaflets issued by the National Action Council calling for a nationwide stay away. April - May 1961. Letter by Nelson Mandela to Sir De Villiers Graaf leader of the white opposition - United party. 23 may 1961 Message from Nelson Mandela to the second national conference 16 June 1985
The collection from the times documenting 1. Helen Suzman on her first meeting with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island 2. The day Madiba was released from prison outside Victor Verster Audio clips on Nelson Mandela statement on January 8 1994 plus slides by Peter Magubane
The personal papers of Ruth First The collection is made up of background material, correspondence and reviews concerning "No Easy Walk to Freedom" edited by Ruth First. Printed copies of Nelson Mandela’s speech at the Rivonia Trial. Drafts of sections of the book, and a typescript of Mary Benson’s statement before the UN Special Committee on Apartheid in 1964, with handwritten alterations. Correspondence, mainly between Ruth First and Heinemann Publishers, as well as clippings of newspaper reviews. Material on political detention between 1963 and 1970, including a copy of the 1963 Detention Act, a radio script by Mary Benson entitled "Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial," and notes produced by Ruth First. Press releases and conference papers concerning the Symposium on the exploitation of Blacks in South Africa and Namibia, organized by the United Nations in 1978, with observances of the 60th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Transcripts of interviews with Robben Island political prisoners. Correspondence from friends and acquaintances, and materials from South African newspapers concerning the Rivonia Trial.
These recordings were generated in the preparation and editing of the "Long Walk to Freedom" book and Anthony Sampson's authorised biography. In both of these projects, Ahmed Kathrada worked closely with Sampson and Stengel (who provided professional support for "Long Walk to Freedom") and Mandela. Transcription and digitisation is in process.
One transcribed extract (extract 5) relates to the Rivonia Trial as Mandela tells Kathrada about a conversation he had with a warder at Pretoria Local Prison during the trial about the fate of the accused.
There may be references to the Rivonia Trial in other recordings and in NMPP2009/57 Rick Stengel Interviews with Nelson Mandela.
Black and white negatives from Rand Daily Mail and Sunday Times newspapers. Selected prints also available. Rivonia Trial photographs consists of: police roadblocks stopping people on their way to hear judgement (11 June 1964); crowds outside the court awaiting judgement; Winnie Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Mandela's mother, Leslie Minford, Annie Goldberg, Hilda Bernstein arriving to hear judgement (11 June 1964); police and Winnie Mandela outside the courtroom, pictures of the accused (Mandela, Sisulu, Mhlaba, Mlangeni, Motsoaledi, Bernstein, Hepple, Kathrada, Mbeki, Goldberg) and others (Ben Turok, Moses Kotane, J B Marks, Tennyson Makiwane, Dr Arthur Letele, Joe Slovo). Also one picture of police at Liliesleaf Farm (PH2003-773).
The Mandela Materials Database is a guide to the Mandela archive located with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Dialogue and elsewhere. Both local and international repositories have been surveyed for any material on Mr Mandela to include in the database. The purpose of this database is to point researchers to the relevant repositories holding the actual archival material. Although much of the material identified in the database does not relate directly to the Rivonia Trial, it has been referenced here as Mandela was one of the main protagonists in the Rivonia Trial. Any material directly related to the Rivonia Trial as been cross-referenced in this database.
Photos of a dialogue held at Glenhove Conference Centre, Johannesburg, facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Brand South Africa. Africa-European economic relations and the challenge of overcoming financial and political alienation was the focus of the dialogue. Participants included Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Alex Stubb, who led the discussion, and Master of Ceremonies for the event, Dr.Petrus de Kock from Brand South Africa.
Nelson Mandela at the Johannesburg Stadium in 1990 at what was probably Mandela’s first rally in Johannesburg (as opposed to Soweto) after his release from prison. Mandela with a raised fist; speaking; Walter Sisulu; Winnie and Albertina Sisulu are also in the photos.
Launch of the ''Mandalas for Mandela'' exhibition. A collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Arts Alive and Imbali Visual Arts and the Constitution Hill. The exhibition comprises Mandalas from students from 26 Gauteng schools. It was launched at Constitution Hill on 6 September 2011 to coincide with the Arts Alive festival.
Nelson Mandela Foundation and representatives from various political parties paying tribute to veterans of the liberation struggle at a special luncheon in Sandton, Johannesburg. In celebration of South Africa's struggle for liberation and democracy and to remind South Africans once in a while to stop, pause and give thanks to veterans of our struggle.
Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel visiting Xhoma family at their home in Alexandra. The Xhoma family house is where Nelson Mandela rented a room as a young man when he first came to Johannesburg in 1941.
Proceedings of an interview of Mr Ahmed Kathrada by Sahm Venter. The interview about his life, his involvement in the struggle against Apartheid, imprisonment, Robben Island, release and working for the African National Congress (ANC). The interviews starts with when Kathrada first received his drivers license driving people around and continues to his personal life his relationship with Sylvia, Bram Fischer,arrest, sentencing and being sent to Robben Island.
Proceedings of a three day conference Speak truth to power held at Wits University Law School. The conference or forum has been attended by human rights activist from all over the world. There is also a book published by the human right activist Kerry Kennedy aimed at educating young people to value their human rights.
Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Graca Machel and Bill Clinton visits the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johanessburg. The Netcare Sunninghill hospital doctors explain the ailments and procedures performed to young patients.
Video on the audience listening to the audio of Nelson Mandela speaking on children, Nelson Mandela on announcing that the Mandela charities will continue with the works that he has started. Kim Porteus Achmat Dangor, Sibongile Mkhabela Nelson Mandela Jakes Gerwel Shaun Johnson, Chantal Cuddumbey each charity elaborates on how they will celebrate Nelson Mandela’90th programme for the 90th birthday year at Victory Theatre, Johannesburg.
Video on Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel on game drives in Shambala. There are two game drives the firstone has Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel together, in he next game drive Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel are with Josina Machel and 's son Fanon N'zanji Mucave Machel.
Video on Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela visiting St Stithians school where Zenani Mandela junior who is Nelson Mandela ‘s great granddaughter studies. Nelson Mandela visits Zenani Mandela 's class with Zenani junior's grand mother Zindzi Mandela in the the class Zenani and three other read to Nelson Mandela, Madiba applauds the children, after reading and all the other children in the class come and shake his his hand and he asks them what they want to be when they grow up. Nelson Mandela then encourages the children to study in order to be leaders in their communities. He tells them that they cannot be leaders in South Africa and internationally without studying. Asks them to respect the old people. They sing a song dedicated to her and then he asks them to sing the national anthem before leaving.
Footage on the proceedings of the launch of the exhibition and book Reflections in prison. In the same event Nelson Mandela receives the notebooks that mysteriously went missing after a raid in prison. Donald Card an official in prison returns them to Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.
Proceeding of a book launch Tracing the unbreakable thread, held at Constitutional Hill, by South African History Archive in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Hanns Seidel Foundation. People Julie Fredrickse, panellists Ms Obenewa Amponsah (CEO, Steve Biko Foundation), Mr Neeshan Balton (CEO, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation), and Mr Sello Hatang (CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation).
Nelson Mandela message on Emerging voices, a study that focuses on rural communities participating in highlighting the challenges that they are facing regarding rural schools and education. Madiba thanks the communities for their participation and mentions that education provides people with life skills that provide people with life changing opportunities. The study seeks to address and overcome the challenges in the quality of education that prevail in rural area and rural poverty as opposed to the urban areas. The message was first played in a rural education event in Limpopo
Nelson Mandela birthday message to Auto General celebrating twent years in the insurance industry. Nelson Mandela congratulates Douw Steyn for the milestone and also thanking him for his hopsitality when writing his autobiography long walk to freedom, 2005.07.13, Houghton:
Video on Nelson Mandela birthday wishes for 1. Fidel Castro. Nelson Mandela mentions the role played by Cuba both in pre and post the struggle for liberation of South Africa. Nelson Mandela message wishing 2. Bill Clinton a happy birthday, congratulates Bill Clinton excelling in making creating a better life for all. 3. Message for the closing session of the Clinton global initiative 4. Message for the Mo Ibrahim in developing the new criteria for good governance for African continent leader who have the challenge to African communities from poverty 5. Message for the ASCCI presidential awards
Video on Nelson Mandela’s message to the company Johnson and Johnson South Africa that is celebrating seventy fifth birthday in South Africa. Mentions the community community programs that Johnson and Johnson South Africa is involved in and the donations to the Nelson Mandela children's fund wishing the company success.
Collection of photographs covering major political events, including: The 1952 Defiance Campaign. The Bantu Education Boycott of 1955. Organising for the 1956 Women's March to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Treason Trial 1956 - 1961, and photographs taken during this period such as Nelson Mandela at Jerry Moloi’s boxing gym in Orlando. Photographs of Nelson Mandela and fellow comrades at meetings. The All in Africa Conference held in Pietermaritzburg in December 1961. Photographs of family and friends at the funeral of Thembekile Mandela, July 1969. Scenes of Nelson Mandela’s visit to Ghana in November 1994. Also featured in the photographs are: Jerry Moloi, a professional featherweight boxer; James Phillips; Ahmed Kathrada; Barney Desai; Ruth First; Joe Slovo; Sonia Bunting; Evelyn Mandela; Winnie Mandela; Aziz Pahad; Helen Joseph; Moses Kotane; Peter Nthite; Walter Sisulu; Harrison Motlana; Ghanaian Head of State, John Jerry Rawlings; and Togolese Prime Minister, Joseph Kokou Koffigoh. Photographers include: Gopal Naransamy, Bob Gosani, Peter Magubane and Jurgen Schadeberg.
The entire collection at Bailey's emanates from Drum Magazine. It includes a full set of South African Drum (1951-1984), issues of its sister publications, Drum from other African countries, and an extensive archive of Drum photographers.
A number of articles in various issues of South African Drum relate to the Rivonia Trial: -August 1963 "The Raid" accompanied by artist Lennie Saks' drawings, re the arrests at Liliesleaf. -December 1963 "South Africa goes on Trial" with photos and text about main protagonists (Vorster, Mandela) -January 1964 entitled "They made the news in 1963" and "While the world watches 40 fight for their lives" about the three sabotage trials (Rivonia Trial in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg) with photographs and captions about each person (available online). -June 1964 "The Rivonia men" with a profile of Mandela, Kathrada, Bernstein, Goldberg, Sisulu, Mbeki and "Rivonia - the three mystery men" profiling Mhlaba, Mlangeni, Motsoaledi. -July 1964 "After the Trial - Sabotage!" and "I'll never forget Rivonia" by Aggrey Klaaste -August 1964 "The strange world after Rivonia"
An article in the Post related to Rivonia: -September 1963 "Kill Goldreich Plot - The one who got away" (available online)
Photographs are arranged under subject headings and are by Drum photographers: Envelope under subject of "Rivonia Trial/Winnie Mandela/Liliesleaf Farm, Drum December 1963-January 1964": -Includes photos of family members outside the court in 1963, mostly Winnie Mandela, Mrs Mandela (Mandela's mother), contact sheets, various shots of the crowd and police cordoning off crowd with dogs, policemen at Liliesleaf Farm entrance.
Two envelopes under subject " Winnie Mandela" -Various pictures of Winnie Mandela and children at different times, these include some from the outside the court during Rivonia Trial (mostly same as in Rivonia Trial envelope)
No Rivonia Trial photos were found under other trialists' names in subject folders. The photographs that exist of them come mostly from the Treason Trial.
Photographs online include ones mentioned above and photo of Lionel Bernstein and photographs of Liliesleaf Farm (search "Rivonia" in online search).
Occasion - UDF Rally to celebrate Archbishop Tutu award of the Nobel Peace Prize Summary - Mandela's response to the latest offer of freedom by the South African Government. It was read on his behalf by his daughter Zindzi Mandela.