Collection of anti-apartheid memorabilia produced by, amongst other organisations, the ANC, International Defence and Aid Fund, Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa and the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Includes t-shirts and wall hangings.
Collection of photographs, including the following: ANC election gathering with Nelson Mandela, held in the Northern Transvaal in 1994. Preparations for an ANC election gathering in the Eastern Transvaal in 1994, with a supporter mounting "Mandela for President" posters. Nelson Mandela flanked by supporters on the day of his inauguration as President of South Africa in May 1994. Placard-carrying supporters of Nelson Mandela and the ANC. Photographs are by Kadir van Lohuizen.
Correspondence, memoranda, campaign materials and lists. The collection includes: -Correspondence between the Komitee Zuidelijk Afrika and the African National Congress (ANC) London office concerning the Rivonia Trial and pressure being placed on the Dutch government to condemn the trial. -Campaigns for the release of the Rivonia Trialists, and about 5000 political prisoners in South Africa.
Working papers of The International Confederation of Trade Unions. Rivonia Trial related records: 4873 Correspondence concerning the Rivonia trial. 1963-1965. 1 folder. 4874-4875 Correspondence concerning the Treason Trials. Including correspondence with the South Africa Defence and Aid Fund. 1956-1969. 2 folders. 48741956-1962. 48751963-1969.
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
Comité Zuid-Afrika (CZA, Committee on South Africa) was founded in 1959 and dissolved in 1971. One of its focus areas was political prisoners. The Defence and Aid Fund Nederland, which was founded in 1971, grew out of CZA.
Following Nelson Mandela’s sentencing on 7 November 1962, the Pretoria Magistrates Court issued a warrant committing him to prison for five years. He had been convicted and sentenced that day to three years for on charges of “inciting to trespass laws” (to strike) and two for leaving South Africa without a passport. It was stipulated that the two sentences were to run consecutively. The second Warrant of Committal was issued by the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa on June 12, 1964, the same day the judge handed down a sentence of life imprisonment for Mr Mandela and his colleagues, who was convicted on four counts of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial. The first two counts were for contravening Section 21(1) of the General Laws Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No. 76 of 1962; the third in contravention of Section 11(a), read with Sections 1 and 12 of Act No. 44 of 1950; and the fourth was for contravening Section 3(1) (6), read with Section 2 of Act No. 8 of 1953 (as amended).
The Civics Academy is an online learning platform to inform and strengthen democratic values and responsible citizenship among young people. It is an initiative between the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
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.
Launch of a series of new Mandela postage stamps by the South African Post Office (SAPO). The SAPO launched the stamps to honour Nelson Mandela's legacy. Portraits of Nelson Mandela seated in front of the ‘90th birthday’ poster, shots of Mandela receiving the framed stamps and Group photos.g
Photographs of re-opening refurbished building of Nelson Mandela Foundation and a handover ceremony of material to the National Archives of South Africa. The occasion also marked the introduction of Sello Hatang as Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation as of 1st June 2013 and bidding farewell to the foundations retiring CEO Achmat Dangor. Jack Devnarain welcomed guests including Professor Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele, acting chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the time and chairperson of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
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.
President of France, François Hollande and First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler meeting with Mrs Graça Machel and Minister Jeff Radebe, welcomed by Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. In their discussion, First Lady, Ms Trierweiler, supported the Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign, which Mrs Machel promotes in her capacity as patron. After the discussion, Mrs Machel accompanied President Hollande and Ms Trierweiler on a guided tour of the Foundation including a visit to the archive of Mr Mandela’s private papers.
The opening of a new exhibition to mark 50 years since the formation of the Umkhonto weSizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress. In Pursuit of Liberty: Legality vs. Justice exhibition was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with Pambili Productions and South African History Online (SAHO).
Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer specialising on archival materials. Google supports a project to digitize the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitization.
Photographs of Ardon Bar-Hama with Richard McKibbon, Canadian intern. Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer, specializing in high quality digital capture of Special Collections in libraries, museums, institutions and private collections. Google supports a project to digitize the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitization.
Ardon Bar-Hama when he came to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for his third visit and third day of work to digitize archival materials. New installation to enable him to take photos of scrolls and documents on the floor.
Visit of Prince of Wales, Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The couple were introduced to children from different schools. All the British visitors were wearing a red poppy; to commemorate those fallen in World War I (WW1).
Prince of Wales, Charles together with Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary's visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Verne Harris, head of Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation shows Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales early photos of Nelson Mandela and other items from the archive.
Nelson Mandela, members of staff, Board members, and visitors celebrate the 10-year service of several members of staff. Nelson Mandela handing over 10-year service certificates to the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff, is introduced to new members of staff and group photos taken per department.
Sahm Venter's research trip to Addis Ababa, tracing back Nelson Mandela’s journey when he secretly left South Africa to undergo military training in Ethiopia. Includes interviews with Ethiopian generals who helped Nelson Mandela in 1962. Included are Colonel Fekadu Wakeni, Tefers Melesse, Co. Mengesh Zedwu at the Police Rapid Deployment Force base.
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.
Tokyo Sexwale, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Dr Ali Bacher, Gwede Mantashe and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce participating in the official global launch of Global Watch, an initiative to end racism in sports.
Photos of the deacidification of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) Archive in four folders taken by Lucia Raadschelders and Razia Saleh. The first folder contains photos of the training staff members by Chief Librarian Isaac Nkadimeng, Christian Legodi and Magretia Masebe of the South African Library, Tshwane. The second folder shows loaded crates ready to be transported to the National Library. The third folder shows photos of Canadian interns, Jamila Ghaddar and Katrina Cohen-Palacios dusting and returning materials to their boxes after being treated at the National Library. The fourth folder contains photos taken by Razia Saleh at the NMF reception with Zunelle Breytenbach, Zanele Riba, Ethel Arends, as well as Florence Garishe.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Nelson Mandela Foundation Staff and CEO Sello Hatang handing over condolences books with messages for the passing of little Zenani Mandela, great grandchild of Nelson Mandela who was killed in a car accident on the 11th of June 2011.
Zoleka and Zindzi Mandela, the granddaughter and daughter of Mr Nelson Mandela, supporting the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 by helping to set up a scholarship for road safety in memory of 13-year-old Zenani Mandela, who tragically died in a car crash on the eve of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Nelson Mandela casting his vote for the first time at Ohlange High School near Durban. Next to him is Gay McDougall, an America Human Rights lawyer who served on the Independent Electoral Commission. The photos are taken inside the voting station whilst most photos of Mandela casting his 'first vote' are taken outside the voting station and are actually of him casting his second vote.
Visit by the Archives team to Mrs Angelinah Hlope, one of the women who participated in the Women’s march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. Mrs Angelina Hlope is also a member of the ‘Gogos for Mandela’ soccer team. The official name of the soccer team is Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted the screening of Shepherds and Butchers, produced by Anant Singh and Brian Cox. A panel discussion on the death penalty preceded the screening; with David Moisi, who was previously on death row and Anant Singh.
Schools for Africa (SFA) initiative: inception in 2005. Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society (HS) are initiators together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Started with the participation of 8 NatComs and Country offices and has increased to 26 in 11 countries.
The commemorative Life of a Legend series is part of the Protea coin series and over the next 12 years a series of coins will be released depicting important scenes from Mandela's life journey. These are complemented by quotes taken from his speeches and autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.
More than 80 communications Directors from companies, associations, government institutions, NGOs and universities gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) to found the African Association of Communication Directors (AACD), Houghton, Johannesburg.
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.