"My cardboard Mandela statue" is a statue created by Darrell Wakelam for Mandela day in honour of Nelson Mandela. The project was meant to educate and motivate children in schools about the values of Nelson Mandela. Following the hashtag, #AStatueToBeProudOf on twitter, the schools nominated themselves to win the sculpture and the winner was Kelsall Primary School.
The programmes and documents in this collection illustrate what life was like for ordinary South Africans under Apartheid, as well as documenting key political moments.
Items related directly to the Rivonia Trial: -BBC Television programme: Panorama: Race Problems Around the World. The documentary deals with the growth of racial tension in the Britain and the USA as Mandela is imprisoned for life. This programme was first broadcast on 15 June 1964. 50 minutes, 25 seconds in length. Contains a report by Robin Day from Pretoria where Mandela and others have been sentenced in the Rivonia Trial. Includes interviews with those who condemn the trial and sentencing: Helen Suzman, Alan Paton, Winnie Mandela. -Letter from a cameraman about "Panorama" programme (28 June 19964). This letter was sent by Ernest Christie to the series producer David Wheeler on South African press reaction to Robin Day's segment in the "Panorama: Race Problems Around the World" which he had filmed.
Mandela addressed the Willesden Trades Council in 1962. The honour was supposed to have been conferred in April 1990 when Mandela visited Brent but it failed to get the necessary support. Hence this was only done in 2013. See https://wembleymatters.blogspot.com/2019/01/i-am-pleased-to-kick-off-new-year-with.html
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne and granted to Mandela for his dedicated services to his peers, his community and to Canada
Portraits and group photos of Nelson Mandela's visit to London. Shots of Mandela arriving by car, in his hotel room reading the newspaper with his feet on a stool. Journalists, Archie Sibeko, David Cameroon and family are also in the photos.
Former president Mr. Nelson Mandela celebrates his birthday with South African children. Nelson Mandela took time out to celebrate his 89th birthday with children at his annual children's party, tributes continue to pour in for South Africa's anti- apartheid icon.
The anniversary was on the eve of the 90th anniversary of Oliver Tambo's birth. The lecture series was born from this discussion. The inaugural Lecture was delivered by the then South African Foreign Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Papers of Anthony Sampson has a section on "Materials relating to Mandela: The authorised biography.'' This material comprises of research notes made by Sampson it ranges from photocopies and papers, mainly relating to Nelson Mandela’s life. The collection also has audio visual material.
This archive will eventually contain the digital reproduction of every page, article and advert published in the Guardian (since 1821) and the Observer (since 1791). Currently it is up to 2000. A search for Rivonia Trial reveals articles from both newspapers.
The UK programme is administered by Canon Collins Educational Trust for South Africa since 1998, enables postgraduates from disadvantaged communities to study in the UK in areas, which are not available in their own country, and will contribute positively to the transformation process-taking place there
Bernie Grant collection documents the concerns of numerous oppressed peoples of and diverse communities the material includes an official invitation and programme to the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, footage and newspaper articles.
The transcript on page one of the Transcript section comes from the South African Government Information Website. The transcript on page two of the transcript section is from the ANC website. It is assumed that page one was the version actually presented but this has not been confirmed.
For over half a century your name has become synonymous with freedom and reconciliation" Signed Dr Frances M Alguire, Chairperson World Methodist Council and Dr Joe Hale, General Secretary World Methodist Council