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Plaque for Red Square (Oriental plaza)

Plaque erected near the south entrance of the Oriental Plaza. This is where the defiance campaign was launched in 1952, it was the first mass anti-apartheid campaign led by Nelson Mandela as volunteer-in chief of the African National Congress.

"My cardboard Mandela statue" created by Darrell Wakelam

"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.

Wakelam, Darrell

Mandela8

Mandela8 is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Its initial vision is to see a permanent artwork that functions as a unique performance, conversation and contemplation space established at a Toxteth Liverpool 8 heritage site, to celebrate, commemorate and pursue the legacy of Nelson Mandela’s outstanding achievement for humanity.

In March 2020, the Mandela8 charity organisation was awarded £95k to carry out a new project to bring together the community.

Liverpool Echo

Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, 2019.07.18, Germiston: [138 Still Images]

Celebration of 10 years of Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, the event was organised by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The City of Ekurhuleni invited city veterans that are 100 years to the celebration.

Main speakers for the event were Mr Lebogang Mahile (MEC for Housing). Mr Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of City of Ekurhuleni), Prof Njabula Ndebele (Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Mr Sello Hatang (Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Ms Patricia Kumalo (Speaker of the council for Ekurhuleni)

Arends, Ethel

Reckoning with Myself, 2019.11.25, Houghton: [154 Still Images]

The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted five authors Sylvester Chauke (Stand Against Bland), Candice Mama (Forgiveness Redefined), Basetsane Kumalo (Bassie: My Journey of Hope), Unathi Nkayi (I Keep Learning), Ndileka Mandela (I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname) to share their stories. Mr Sello Hatang, facilitated by Mr Sylvester Chauke, and closing by Mr Yase Godlo, had the opening of the event.

Distilled Photography

Proceedings of the 17th Nelson Mandela Annual lecture delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, 2019-11-23, Johannesburg: [Recorded event]

Proceedings of the 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoen at the University of Johannesburg on the 23rd of November 2019, under the theme "Constitutionalism as an instrument for transformation".

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Airbnb Shoot, 2019.11, Johannesburg:[Set of 349 Still Images]

The shoot was for a new experience on Airbnb, which will include guests doing a Mandela day activity

Day 1 at Boys and Girls club in Betrams. There were volunteers that posed as Airbnb guests to do the experience, which is Mandela Day, assisting the woman that prepares food for the children and learning to play the Marimba instruments.

Day 2 at Siyakhala garden. Mandela day experience where the guests are required to work in the garden.

Distilled Photography

Ingoyama Trust Dialogue, 2019.10.31, Houghton: [15 Still Images]

The roundtable dialogue hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in collaboration with the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) and the Wits History Workshop. The dialogue sought to discuss the origins of the Ingonyama Trust and its implications for the people of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Ingonyama Trust is a land trust established before the first democratic elections in 1994 administered by the Zulu King.

Arends, Ethel

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

Legacy Ride4Hope Launch, 2019.08.15, Houghton: [93 Still Images]

The launch of Legacy Ride4Hope initiative held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and a panel discussion of the riders include Sello Hatang – Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive, Thabo Leeuw- Thesele Chief Executive Officer, and Anne Mclaren- ATC South Africa Chief Executive Officer.

Cronje, Zoon

Jack Swart, Manfred Jacobs & Brian Sickle visit to the NMF, 2019.08.02, Houghton: [64 Still Images]

Jack Swart, Manfred Jacobs & Brian Sickle visiting the NMF and heritage sites in Johannesburg. Jack Swart, he was Madiba’s warder at his last prison, now called the Groot Drakenstein Correctional Centre, Nelson Mandela Foundation staff interacted with Oom Jack on the life & times of Madiba at Groot Drakenstein.

Arends, Ethel

''Peace Bench" at the UN Plaza unveiled in honour of Nelson Mandela

As a symbol of diplomacy and dialogue, the installation pays tribute to Nelson Mandela and his efforts to bring people together to find effective solutions for peace. The installation will remain at the Headquarters’ plaza through September 2018, when the plan is to transfer it to Oslo and a permanent location near the Nobel Peace Center and the Oslo City Hall.

Mandela Day at Palm Ridge, 2019.07.18, Palm Ridge: [219 Still Images]

Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Human Settlements is honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by building homes for low-income families at Palm Ridge, City of Ekurhuleni. Photographs are showing Nelson Mandela Foundation board of trustees, staff and stakeholders helping with building the house.

Arends, Ethel

Thembekile Mandela Memorial Stone Unveiling Ceremony

The Touwsrivier Heritage and Conservation Society hosted a Memorial Stone Unveiling Ceremony at the Gideon Joubert Memorial Park, Jane Street, Touwsrivier, in the honour of the personal sacrifices of the Mandela Family and to commemorate 50th anniversary since the passing away of Thembekile Mandela and others who died in a car accident just outside Touwsrivier on 13 July 1969.

Ndileka and Nandi Mandela, daughters of the late Madiba Thembekile Mandela unveiled the Memorial Stone, planted two trees near the entrance of Touwsrivier and also planted an Aloe at the accident site along the N1, while Mayor Alderman Antoinette Steyn and Deputy Mayor unveiled an information sign detailing the story surrounding the accident.

Human, Ewald

Vhukoni Education Initiative Johannesburg Tour, 2019.07.06, Johannesburg: [Set of 140 still Images]

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited Chief Khosi Vho Ravele R.R., five learners and five coordinators from Maulume Village to visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and other legacy sites within Johannesburg. The trip was to give the learners an opportunity to learn about the history of their country as future leaders.

Highlights:
Tour of the NMF Centre of Memory, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Hector Pieterson Museum & Vilakazi Street.
Insightful engagements in the Centre of Memory about societal issues.
Presentation of a vegetable and macadamia oil farming proposal.
Exchange of gifts between the Chief and Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive.

Wahome, Noreen

Sahm Venter Farewell

Nelson Mandela Foundation Senior Researcher Sahm Venter Farewell

Arends, Ethel

Narratives of Change: Reflecting on movements in SA, 2019.06.22, Houghton: [Set of 30 Still Images]

Dialogue on Narratives of Change reflecting on movements in SA facilitated by Nikwe Bikitsha and the panellist were Adam Habib (Vice-Chancellor Wits University, author Rebels and Rage), Wandile Ngcaweni (Junior Researcher MISTRA, co-editor We Are No Longer At Ease), and Lovelyn Nwadeyi (AFRE Fellow 2019). Photographs of the panellist and the audience engaging.

Arends, Ethel

Narratives of Change: Reflecting on movements in South Africa

Dialogue on Narratives of Change reflecting on movements in SA facilitated by Nikwe Bikitsha, and the panellist were Adam Habib (Vice-Chancellor Wits University, author Rebels and Rage), Wandile Ngcaweni (Junior Researcher MISTRA, co-editor We Are No Longer At Ease), and Lovelyn Nwadeyi (AFRE Fellow 2019). Photographs of the panellist and the audience engaging.

Makwande Photography

Concert for refugees, 2019.06.21, Parktown: [28 Still Image]

The Concert for Refugees was dedicated to the strength and courage of refugees. The aim of the concert was to encourage public awareness and support of the refugees through this celebration. The concert was organised by Turquoise Harmony Institute (THI) and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and other institutions.

Forbes, David

Isandla Institute National Conference 2019

Nelson Mandela Foundation Dialogue Analyst Sumaya Hendricks giving a keynote address at the Isandla Institute National Conference on “Urban Citizenship as a Verb: Facilitating action through coalitions for change” in Cape Town.

Samson, Trevor

Lucia Raadschelders Award

Former Nelson Mandela Foundation Photo Archivist Lucia Raadschelders received the Posthumous Order of the Companions of O.R Tambo in Silver Award bestowed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Raadschelders family donated the award to the Foundation.

Arends, Ethel

Mandela Day: The Next Chapter

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation launched a new strategy for International Nelson Mandela Day, titled Mandela Day: The Next Chapter, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in May 2019. The new strategy charts a new path for the ten-year-old initiative significantly changing the manner in which it will impact on people’s lives. The launch was attended by stakeholders from global organisations, corporate South Africa and civil society organisations - among them, the United Nations, Habitat for Humanity, Vodacom, early childhood development practitioners and national celebrities.

Distilled Photography

IEC Staff Briefing

Janet Love from the Electoral Commission of South Africa training Nelson Mandela Foundation staff members to be Observers for the 2019 National Elections.

Davies, Lee

The Annual Follet Lecture

Nelson Mandela Foundation Head of Leadership and Knowledge Development Verne Harris was a visiting professor at Dominican University in Chicago during its 2018-9 academic year. As the holder of the Follett Chair in information studies, on 16 April he delivered the annual Follett Lecture for 2019 (text attached). The title for the Lecture was A Time to Remember, A Time to Forget: Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and the Work of Memory.

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Donor recognition event

Nelson Mandela Foundation donor recognition event held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building. Following donors were awarded certificate of an acknowledgement as Legacy Champions: ABSA Bank, Africa Mater Blockchain Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bataung Legacy, Airports Company South Africa (CASA), Discovery, PepsiCo, Uber, Distell Limited, Altron, Andrew and Jeanne Dunn.

Arends, Ethel

Broadening Impact by Reaching Deeper

Nelson Mandela Foundation stakeholder’s event started with a presentation by Sello Hatang Chief Executive on Nelson Mandela Foundation presenting the 20 year’s strategic journey of the foundation. Followed by two dialogues that are in relation to the NMF strategy.

Distilled Photography

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

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.

Distilled Photography

Signing Ceremony of the Project of Emthonjeni, 2019.03.14, Houghton: [Set of 37 Still Images]

The signage ceremony of the Project Emthonjeni between the Embassy of Japan and Emthonjeni Community Centre facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Followed by a guided tour by Sello Hatang to Nelson Mandela Foundation archive and permeant exhibition; and group photo of Sello, Louise, and Norio next to Nelson Mandela statue.

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

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

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