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.
Programme and photographs of a Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) event in a school in Cape Town around HIV/AIDS. Speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
Three (3) sub-series of photographs by Ilan Ossendryver. 1. Photos of Nelson Mandela and family took after the press conference in Soweto, probably on 13 or 14 February 1990, just after his release. Photos are taken in the front of his house with nurses greeting him, schoolgirls at the fence. Portraits and full photos of Mandela standing with a raised fist. Close-ups of Mandela with Zindzi Mandela and baby and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Murphy Morobe and Zwelakwe Sisulu are also in the photos.
2. Photos of Nelson Mandela casting his vote at the at the voting station in Houghton, Johannesburg. Zindziswa Mandela is in the photos.
3. Photos of Nelson Mandela attending Arbor day in Soweto holding a spade and planting a tree. Machel, Graça both seated greeting children dressed in green Arbor week T-shirts and yellow hats. Ahmed Kathrada is also in the photos.
Photos of Nelson Mandela arriving at the Banakekeleni Haven (hospice) in Kew, Johannesburg with the birthday cakes he received from Bafana Bafana and from the Springboks. Nelson Mandela is surrounded by children, cutting the cake, children clapping, congratulating and greeting him. Photos of the cakes and of children eating the cake are taken. Zelda la Grange is accompanying him.
Nelson Mandela attending the Presidents Cup. The 2003 Presidents Cup ventured to George. Gary Player led the International Team for the first time that year in a contest against Jack Nicklaus' United States Team. The host venue, The Links at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate, saw the first tie in Presidents Cup history, and the Republic of South Africa President Thabo Mbeki served as the Honorary Chairman.
Nelson Mandela attending the World Aids Day event with Premier Winkie Direko at Bloemfontein (South Africa). The images show: the building wrapped in aids ribbons, Opening ceremony, Mandela lighting candle, Mandela holding speech – huge ribbons as background and ‘good leaders lead’ banner, and Mandela greeting children.
Video on “A calling to care” a campaign started by Nelson Mandela to respond and act to the HIV/AIDS threat that is facing the country. Nelson Mandela travels through South Africa mobilising South Africa’s traditional community leaders to Care for the people who are affected or infected with HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela cautions that people should not discriminate or stigmatise people that are living with the disease and people must talk about sex with the children to make them aware of the dangers of HIV/AIDS in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The campaign focuses on traditional leaders and the role they can play to make the difference.
Video on Marie Bopp an AIDS activist has Breakfast with Nelson Mandela, Later in the day participates in an AIDS awareness campaign organised by Love life. Share a stage with Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton.
The proceedings of the roll out of ARV treatment at the Siyaphila HIV treatment site in Lusikisiki . People King Thandizulu Sigcawu of Qawukeni, Denise Pillay, Dr Bevan Monwabisi Gogqwana, Dr Nthato Motlana, Dr Connie Kganaga.
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.
1. Mandela shaking hands with a lady 2. the Indian Cricket Team meets Mandela 3. Mandela speaking ath Cosatu's Special Congress 4. Mandela, Amina and Yusuf Cachalia photographed from the back 5. Mandela in a Crowd
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.
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.
Media highlights of Nelson Mandela visiting different places in South Africa informing people about the HIV/AIDS Programme - Mobilising United Action on HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS calling to care for four key components. 1. Research 2. Treatment and Care 3. Reviews Education 4. Strong Integrated leadership. Nelson Mandela Foundation HIV programme, with Medisin Sans’ Frontier. The program focuses on ongoing counselling, testing and support in South Africa.