Collection of gifts and awards presented to Nelson Mandela during his tenure as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. The collection includes gifts from Heads of State, well-known personalities, and ordinary citizens from across the world. There are gifts from former US President Bill Clinton, current US President George W. Bush, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and the late Yasser Arafat. There are gifts from children ranging between the ages of 3 and 18 from across the world, as well from former anti-apartheid activists. The awards include honorary fellowships, Freedom of the City awards, honorary citizenships, honorary degrees, peace and human rights awards, literary awards, media awards and orders of merit from more than 50 countries around the world. Amongst these are the Nobel Peace Prize, one of thirteen existing facsimiles of the Salisbury Magna Carta, and the Official Presidential Medallion commemorating President Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994.
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The monument forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum, a development that also comprises the proposed Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre at Qunu, a few meters from Mandela's home, and a museum in Mthatha that houses gifts and awards.
Video recording of Nelson Mandela celebrating his 87th birthday in Mvezo, his birthplace. He is met by the chief of Mvezo and some community members. The children are asked what standard they are in school, some community members inform him about their participation in the struggle for liberation. Community members and the children sing happy birthday for him and he leaves.
The series consists of 379 photographs taken on 16 April 2007 in Mvezo, South Africa, of Mandla’s installation as Chief, with Mandla Mandela, members of the family, the ceremony where he was inducted, friends and dignitaries. Included are photographs of the landscape and the surroundings around Mvezo.
Rural Schools Development Programmes: Taking forward Mandela's Legacy in Education and Rural Development in Mthatha, South Africa. By the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development (NMIERD).
Photos of Xoliswa Ndoyiya at home in Transkei with family members. She was Nelson Mandela’s cook and has written and launched a cooking book with Nelson Mandela's favourite meals. The photos were taken for the book.
Handover of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Delivery by the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) in partnership with the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international and independent medical humanitarian organisation.
Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife. He became Nelson Mandela’s guardian after the death of Mandela’s father. Nelson Mandela lived at the homestead of Jongintaba from the age of 9 until 16 and was raised together with Jongintaba's children.
Photographs of Nelson Mandela engaging in diffferent activities, including: Nelson Mandela greeting children in his hometown, Qunu, Christmas Day, 1995. Signing the constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Sharpeville, 10 December 1996, with (from right) Cyril Ramaphosa and mayor of the Lekoa-Vaal Metropolitan Council, Yunus Chamda. At Libertas, the presidential residence in Pretoria, which Nelson Mandela renamed Mahlamba Ndlopfu, meaning. ‘The New Dawn’ in Xitsonga or, literally, ‘the washing of the elephants’.
Four sub-series of photos taken during the 10 days of National Mourning after the passing of Nelson Mandela. The sub-series are taken in Cape Town, Houghton, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Mthatha and in Qunu.
Schools opened by the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development (NMIERD) in Mthatha, South Africa, aiming at building sustainable rural education solutions and taking forward Mandela's Legacy in Education and rural development.
-Photos of Nelson Mandela with his grandson Bambatha in Qunu, 1990. -Nelson Mandela visiting Kwa Ndebele, March 1994 -Nelson Mandela visiting schools, January 1995 -Nelson Mandela visiting Victor Vester Prison which is now known as Drakenstein Correctional Centre.October 1996 at Paarl, South Africa. -Nelson Mandela visiting pre-schools and crèches on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa, June 1997 -Annual Gold Award Ceremony of the President’s Award, South Africa, 25 November 1994 Birthday celebrations, July 1997; At the opening of Cape Town SOS Children’s Village, Cape Town, South Africa, 25 May 1996 Birthday celebrations, July 1997.
The Xolilizwe Sangoni Comprehensive High School was opened by Nelson Mandela in 1999. The photographs especially cover the vocational training sections. This formed part of the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development programme.