The Nelson Mandela 5th Annual Lecture with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate. The focuse of the Lecture was on the progress of Africa, that it needed to be balanced on three pillars: security, development and human rights.
11 photographs of the official visit to South Africa by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. They meet President Nelson Mandela and Deputy President Thabo Mbeki in Cape Town at the official residence, Tynhuys.
Series of conversations launched by the Nelson Mandela Foundation focussinged on the creation of social cohesion in communities where xenophobic violence is a problem. The conversations were facilitated by Bea Abrahams and Ken Mutuma.
Proceedings of the launch of the exhibition Reflections in prison include Nelson Mandela receiving his two personal Notebooks that mysteriously went missing after a raid in Robben Island prison. Donald Card an ex-prison official in Robben Island at the time of the notebooks going missing returns them to Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg in 2004. Video recording of the proceedings of the launch of the exhibition Reflections in prison together with the return of the two of personal notebooks of that belonged to Nelson Mandela while he was serving a prison sentence in Robben Island. The two Notebooks mysteriously went missing after a raid at the prison.
Electronic files (MS Word - converted to PDF and jpeg) of Nelson Mandela's original autobiography written on Robben Island. It covers his life story from birth to about 1976. It was intended that the manuscript be published to mark Mr Mandela's 60th birthday in 1978 and help draw attention to the freedom struggle. The ANC leadership decided not to publish it. It later formed the basis for Mr Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".
The subseries consists of 12 printed desk calendars with handwritten notes covering the period between 1976 and 1989. The years 1978 and 1985 are missing from the collection. The calendars were used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contain entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.
Typed statement issued and signed by Nelson Mandela in his capacity as Secretary of the All-in-African National Action Council. The statement expresses disgust at the action of the authorities in closing the Fort Hare and Healdtown educational institutions, thereby victimising students for participating in a peaceful nation-wide protest (being a stay-away which was organised by the Council to coincide with South Africa's becoming a Republic on 31 May 1961). Includes covering note and envelope.
Clips of Nelson Mandela with FW De Klerk, Nelson Mandela travelling throughout mentioning that as long as there are challenges in South Africa, that his long walk is not yet ended. Promo showing trustees Tokyo Sexwale, Mrs Irene Menell, Professor Jakes Gerwel and Nelson Mandela on the work of Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu attending the 48th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) in Durban.The inscription reads: Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, ANC 48th National Conference, Durban.
Possibly the launch of the Nelson Mandela School Initiative in Mthatha. Guests, groups of children, traditional dancing, MultiChoice Africa. The photos have been taken out of the huge frame for preservation.
Students of the General Smuts High School holding panels which make up a photograph of Nelson Mandela. Students forming the South African flag by the colours of their t-shirts. The smaller photographs are duplicates.
Three sub-series of photographs by Pieter Boersma. 1. Nelson Mandela's visits to the Netherlands and France in 1990.; meeting with the Dutch Labour party (PvdA), the Association of West-European Parliamentarians against Apartheid (AWEPA) in Strasbourg and the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement. 2.Nelson Mandela's visits to Belgium in 1993 meeting the Belgian Parliament 3. Nelson Mandela at the ANC Rally in Soweto addressing the crowd in a stadium with Chris Hani standing next to him and Walter Sisulu on stage.
Neslon Mandela visiting theANC School Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO), Mandela addressing the meeting at Somafco, wearing a Pioneer’s scarf with Winnie Mandela, President Nyerere and Ruth Mompati.
Mandela Day activities at the Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School with Nelson Mandela staff, Graça Machel, P&G staff and Robyn Hills from food and trees for Africa: gardening and upgrading the building
Photograph of Nelson Mandela signing the President's Bible during his inauguration, 10 May 1994, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa. Zenani Mandela stands behind him, as well as FW de Klerk and his wife. Signed by photographer William A. Br[?] (illegible).
The collection consists of a report of 3 visits by Dr Jacques Moreillon as ICRC Delegate General for Africa to Robben Island (1973, 1974 and 1975) and his meetings with Nelson Mandela during and after his incarceration. It also includes a manuscript, “Moments with Madiba”; a letter to Mandela dated 25 April 2005; and a brief resume of Moreillon, dated 2009. The report and manuscript cover the period 1963-2004, focusing on 1973 onwards.
Jack Swart was Mr Mandela's warder and chef from 7 Dec 1988 to 11 Feb 1990 at Victor Verster Prison. This collection includes notes by Mandela to Swart, correspondence, photographs, recipes and menus of the food Swart cooked for Mandela, and a manuscript of Swart's life story in Afrikaans. It includes a video clip of the drive from the Victor Verster House to the prison gates that Mandela would have taken on 11 Feb 1990 when he was released.
This series consists of two letters smuggled out of Robben Island in 1977. Mac Maharaj gave them to Judge Thumba Pillay of legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. The letters are written by Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada, both of them wishing to appoint the firm to act on their behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused contact with their attorneys, they had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation. The collection includes an envelope that Judge Pillay had posted addressed to his law firm. He did this in the event that the Security Police questioned him about how he received the letters, he would be able to prove that they were posted anonymously to him. A second donation of Judge Thumba Pillay contains correspondence and documents (mainly copies) pertaining to the case of Mandela vs Minister of Prisons.
Photographic slide shows produced by Peter Magubane, covering the 1970s - ca. 2000: A. Madiba: apartheid and resistance; with Nelson Mandela since his release with Winnie, Graca, the Sisulus, Oliver Tambo, inauguration, Tutu, rallies B. June 16th: Soweto uprising; with Brenda Fassie’s song Memesa C. 8115 Orlando West: mainly in and around the house; Winnie and the children
Documents accumulated by Sahm Venter from ca. 1984-2002 as part of her work as a journalist as well as a dedicated political activist during the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The documents have been categorised and arranged by the following subjects or formats: Personal papers Organisations / Community based organisations Court cases, Petitions and Appeals Speeches and writings Universities Publications.
Files of the legal firm Frank, Bernadt & Joffe concerning certain legal matters pertaining to its client, Mr. Nelson Mandela, between 1966 and 1990. These papers detail examples of his endeavours to secure rights for prisoners through challenging the legality of acts carried out by prison officers, his opposing of the state's attempt to have him struck off the role of attorneys, family-related matters, etc.
Nelson Mandela's 75th birthday celebration held in his then office the Shell House, which was the Headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC). The local community of Newclare had baked a cake for the President's birthday and asked Ismail the then Political Correspondent of the Sowetan to deliver it.