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Launch of Insurgent Citizens: Reflections on Protest in Democratic South Africa Exhibition

The Nelson Mandela Foundation collaborated with the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) to launch the exhibition Insurgent Citizens- Reflections on Protest in Democratic South Africa at the Foundation’s Centre of Memory. Photographs show guest viewing the exhibition and singing in the Auditorium. The event was facilitated by Sumaya Hendricks and the Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was the keynote speaker.

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Struggle T-shirts: Public Testimony and Political Protest' Exhibition

The Struggle T-shirts: Public Testimony and Political Protest Exhibition Photographs. The exhibition is curated by Frances Andrew and draws on the extensive South African History Archive collection of struggle T-shirts.

The notion of using a T-shirt as a way of making a political statement first came into prominence in South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement, and “struggle T-shirts” were worn not only at rallies and political events, but also at funerals, where special designs were created to celebrate the life and legacy of deceased leaders, and at the release of those leaders who were serving sentences in apartheid jails.

Calls for the release of Mandela and others were emblazoned on many T-shirts both in South Africa and the world. Described by Andrew as “a political imperative for which the physical self was willingly placed in direct danger in order to resist”, the struggle T-shirt was used particularly to unite activists during mass protests by organisations such as the United Democratic Front, civic associations and workers’ unions.

However, outside of political protests and rallies these T-shirts also become ordinary, everyday pieces of clothing, which, as Andrew explains, is where “the true power of the T-shirt was activated”.

Arends, Ethel

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital site dedication

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Photos of the preferred site dedication ceremony for the establishment of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) Annual Children’s Celebration.

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Twitter and Nelson Mandela Foundation civil society convening, 2018.11.06, Houghton: [Set of 11 Still images]

A roundtable training session and Q&A held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The training session included a presentation that covered the following topics: Account management and optimization, Product best practice, Campaigning tips, Advertising on Twitter, Account Security, Trust & safety updates, and Twitter's work on the 'health' of the platform.

Arends, Ethel

AVI Tour at Nelson Mandela Foundation

Australian Volunteer, Jessica Pietsch, in her capacity as Digitisation Project Officer, along with NMF Archive & Research team, participating in a marketing photographic shoot for volunteer sending agency AVI.

Willman, Matthew

Lucia Raadschelders Memorial Service

The Nelson Mandela Foundation pays tributes to Lucia Raadschelders, with family, friends, and colleagues. Following Lucia’s wishes, it was a modest occasion, with the emphasis on storytelling. Three of her nine siblings travelled from the Netherlands to attend. Her brother Jan Raadschelders shared reminiscences from her childhood. A number of her former Operation Vula comrades attested to her courage and her deep commitment to the struggle for freedom in South Africa and elsewhere. Close friends told stories of her love for wilderness and the way in which she had made peace with mortality. Colleagues praised her professionalism as an archivist. And the Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands shared a message of condolence.

Arends, Ethel

(International) Mandela Day Activities 2013

5 folders, several with sub-folders with digital photos of (International) Mandela Day activities and events; also covering the Mandela Day social dialogue on mental health stigma. One folder contains 24 sub-folders (mainly low resolution files) and the other 4 folders together have 556 photos.

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Mandela Day Marathon, 2014.08.31: [Set of Eight Still Images]

The 3rd consecutive Nelson Mandela Day Marathon was held on 31 August 2014 under the rules of IAAF, AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races Distance) and the KZN Athletics Club. The event has 3 raced categorized. It starts at the Manaye Hall in Imbali and finishes at The Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick. The above-mentioned races each meander through the beautiful breathtaking landscape of uMgungundlovu District Municipality passing historic sites along the way and ending at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Runners who complete the race are awarded unique Nelson Mandela Marathon medal which is symbolic of the day South Africa gained its freedom.

Melville, Danielle

Eric Bennet visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2019.04.04, Houghton: [Set of 60 Still images]

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Eric bennet visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation, given a guided tour by Sello Hatang inside the archive, in the temporary and permanent exhibition, inside Nelson Mandela office, and handover of Nelson Mandela Prison Letters book by Sello Hatang. A group photograph was taken next to the Mandela statue, and Eric Bennet in iMadiba site.

Arends, Ethel

Departure of 'Trek4Mandela', 2014.07.07, Houghton: [Set of 127 Images]

The departure of the 'Trek4Mandela' from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
This expedition was established in 2012 when Richard Mabaso, Chief Executive Officer of the Imbumba Foundation, overheard a fearful conversation between his mom and niece about puberty. Richard invited his friend Sibusiso Vilane, the first black person in the world to conquer the Three Poles Challenge (reaching the South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest), to lead him on his first expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The objectives of the climb were to: Create awareness about the challenges facing impoverished girls in rural and poor schools during their monthly cycles; Raise funds to purchase sanitary towels so that needy girls can go to school when having their menstrual period and to Educate people about Mandela Day and the need to take action beyond 18 July, thereby helping to make every day a Mandela Day.

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Visit by Sanjay Wijesekera to Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2018.09.14, Houghton: [Set of 24 Still Images]

Photographs of the visit by Sanjay Wijesekera, Representative of UNICEF (South Africa United Nations Children's Fund) to the NMF. Sello Hatang gave Mr Sanjay Wijeseka a tour of the archive and exhibitions. Mr Sanjay Wijeseka and Sello in front of Nelson Mandela statue, holding a copy of The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela book.

Arends, Ethel

World Economic Forum delegates visit to the NMF, 2018.11.08, Houghton: [Set of 22 Still Images]

A visit by two World Economic Forum delegates Alekhine Veloso and David Conolly and Mpumi Mabuza from Brand South Africa to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang and Zanele Riba gave them a tour of the Archive. Sello handed each delegate of the World Economic Forum with a copy of “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” book.

Arends, Ethel

Samora Machel Book Launch, 2018.10.18, Houghton: [Set of 61 Still Images]

A book about Samora Machel was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, entitled "Samora Machel". Sylvia Graham was the facilitator and key speakers were Sello Hatang, Albie Sachs, Andre Odendaal, Graça Machel, Shan Balton, and Alves Gomes. A group photograph of Josina Machel, Andre Odendaal, and Graça Machel inside the auditorium holding a copy of Samora Machel book.

Arends, Ethel

Dialogue on Nelson Mandela the Lawyer, 2018.10.11, Houghton: [Set of 41 Still Images]

A roundtable dialogue dedicated to Madiba the Lawyer in which it unloaded the ethics and values that characterised his life and profession and its relevance for reshaping the ethical character of the legal profession today. The event was organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in collaboration with ProBono, the panellists were Lwando Xaso, Sahm Venter, and Albie Sachs. Participants of the dialogue where young South African lawyers. The dialogue started by the panellist discussing their own views on Nelson Mandela the lawyer then followed by the members of the audience interacting and asking the panellist questions.

Cawe, Ayabonga

International colloquium-Listening to the Rivonia Trial: Courts, Archives and Liberation Movements, 2018.09.26, Houghton: [Set of 41 Still Images]

Photographs of an evening celebrating the fully restored Rivonia Trial sound archive as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebration, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event structured around the theme “Listening to the Rivonia Trial: courts, archives and the liberation movements”. The photographs show guests looking at the play and the presentations of restored archives

Arends, Ethel

Listening to the Rivonia Trial: Courts, Archives and Liberation Movements, 2018.09.26, Houghton: [Set of 61 Still Images]

Photographs of an evening celebrating the fully restored Rivonia Trial sound archive as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebration, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event structured around the theme “Listening to the Rivonia Trial: courts, archives and the liberation movements”. The photographs show guests looking at the play and the presentations of restored archives.

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Is’thunzi’ Sabafazi: A conversation that speaks to building a caring and just society that transforms itself to achieve equality between men and women in South Africa, 2018.11.29, Soweto: [Still images]

The Nelson Mandela Foundation with the Graça Machel Trust, Kuhluka Movement, and Zoleka Mandela Foundation hosted an event as part of the "Remembrance period" to mark five years since Madiba’s passing and to recognize the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

The event aimed at focusing on purposefully create a caring society that prioritizes women and adolescents and creates the conditions for a dignified life, in a society like South Africa where the murder rate of women is three times the global average and 68.5% of women have experienced some form of sexual violence.

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Ride4Hope Event, 2019.08.28-31, South Africa: [4 Albums]

The Nelson Mandela Legacy RIDE4HOPE aims to create a platform to carry Mandela’s message of hope as it cuts across two provinces; from Vilakazi Street in Soweto (Gauteng) to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick (KwaZulu-Natal). The ride was 554km, which was split into 4 days, and the photographs show cyclists at Mandela House and on the road and the arrival to Howick.

Sage Lee Voges Photography

Mandela’s Death- Who planned for it?

The fifth anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing away; a dialogue on the media coverage of the Nelson Mandela’s passing held at Nelson Mandela Foundation. The dialogue was facilitated by Tim Modise a veteran journalist, the panellist were Thabo Masebe Gauteng spokesperson, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) at the time of Mandela’s passing, Sally Burdett head of eNCA news anchor team, Milton Nkosi, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa bureau chief, Angie Kapelianis South African Broadcasting Corporation national radio current affairs editor, Mondli Makhanya City Press editor-in-chief, and Leanne Manas South African TV presenter and media personality. The audience shared their memories of the day and made statements regarding Nelson Mandela leadership and his role in media.

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Nelson Mandela Tribute by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Nelson Mandela Foundation partnered with the University of South Africa to remember Nelson Mandela Foundation five years after his passing away. The event was headlined by internationally renowned author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Photographs of guests arriving at the venue, ushers, and group photos of NMF trustees, NMF stakeholders, panellist, Mandela family and NMF Staff members with Chimamanda.

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Japan, 2013: [Set of Two Still Images]

In celebration of ‘Mandela Day’ the Mission identified the disabled as a sector of the Japanese society that is disadvantaged. It learned about the concept of Swan bakeries and recognised the values as similar to those of the spirit of Nelson Mandela emphasising ‘social cohesion’. In this regard, embassy staff spent the morning of Saturday 18 July at the Swan bakery in Akasaka teaching the staff to cook famous South African dishes such as Bobotie, magwenya and milk tart. At the end of the cooking session, the embassy staff and their family members sat down with the employees of the bakery and had a marvellous lunch that had been jointly prepared.

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Jamaica, 2013: [Set of Three Still Images]

First picture is an activity for Mandela Day organized by Scotia Bank, “Take a child to work” where students were addressed by Mrs. Shirley Hoyana on Mr Mandela’s work ethics.
The last two pictures are kids at the Middleton Primary school where the Mission celebrated the Nelson Mandela Day.

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Activities for Mandela Day elsewhere, 2013, South Africa: [Set of 39 Still Images]

The Great Park Synagoge hosted a 67 minutes drive to collect blankets, clothes and non-perishable foods.
The Friends of the Inner City spent 67 minutes cleaning Lorna Court in Johannesburg's CBD as part of their ‘ Build your Neighbourhood’ initiative.
The Conference Connection donated food and gifts to St Martins’ Children’s home and blankets to Reservoir Hills residents in Durban
The DEC planted trees.
Scorpion Legal Protection provided lunch to the Durban Children’s Home
Free State Treasury planted trees
A baby named after Mandela
Moyo restaurant took party packs, face painters and drummers to the Umthombo Street Children in Durban and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg. They also provided entertainment at a care centre for disabled children in Khayelitsha.
Roedean School collected blankets and food for organisations which care for orphans and vulnerable children.

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Launch of Mandela Day, 2012, Soweto: [Set of 138 Still Images]

The Launch of Mandela Day took place at the Tlatlohang Primary School, a disadvantaged school situated in White City, Jabavu
As the emphasis for Nelson Mandela Day 2012 is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives, namely the Container Library Project and the 94+ Schools Project, inspired to improve the conditions of our more impoverished schools and encourage literacy to children within our historically disadvantaged communities.

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The 14th annual CycAlive challenge to honour Mandela Day, 2011.08.21, Norwood: [Set of 66 Still Images]

150 learners, teachers and cycling enthusiasts convened at the Torah Academy campus in Norwood, Johannesburg, for the 14th annual CycAlive challenge, a youth highlight in the Mandela Day activities calendar.
Field Band Foundation from Springs, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan -the dean of the Torah Academy, Dan Zimba, Rabbi Mottie Hadar, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Sello Hatang, Marlene Bethlehem, Lelo Mzaca, a 702 sports, Johannesburg Steelwings Harley Davidson Club-who arrived to show their support, and Ian Freeman of RAM.

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