Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer specialising on archival materials. Google supports a project to digitise the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitisation.
Photographs of Ardon Bar-Hama with Richard McKibbon, Canadian intern. Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer, specializing in high quality digital capture of Special Collections in libraries, museums, institutions and private collections. Google supports a project to digitize the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitization.
Ardon Bar-Hama when he came to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for his third visit and third day of work to digitize archival materials. New installation to enable him to take photos of scrolls and documents on the floor.
Sahm Venter's research trip to Addis Ababa, tracing back Nelson Mandela’s journey when he secretly left South Africa to undergo military training in Ethiopia. Includes interviews with Ethiopian generals who helped Nelson Mandela in 1962. Included are Colonel Fekadu Wakeni, Tefers Melesse, Co. Mengesh Zedwu at the Police Rapid Deployment Force base.
Photos of the deacidification of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) Archive in four folders taken by Lucia Raadschelders and Razia Saleh. The first folder contains photos of the training staff members by Chief Librarian Isaac Nkadimeng, Christian Legodi and Magretia Masebe of the South African Library, Tshwane. The second folder shows loaded crates ready to be transported to the National Library. The third folder shows photos of Canadian interns, Jamila Ghaddar and Katrina Cohen-Palacios dusting and returning materials to their boxes after being treated at the National Library. The fourth folder contains photos taken by Razia Saleh at the NMF reception with Zunelle Breytenbach, Zanele Riba, Ethel Arends, as well as Florence Garishe.
Visit by the Archives team to Mrs Angelinah Hlope, one of the women who participated in the Women’s march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. Mrs Angelina Hlope is also a member of the ‘Gogos for Mandela’ soccer team. The official name of the soccer team is Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club.
Legacy dialogues: Legacy leaders and movements. People Verne Harris director of Archives and Memory, Interlocutor- Mac Maharaj, Panellists Hugh Macmillan and Dr Adeke Adebajo. Comments/Inputs /Questions Frene Ginwala, Zolile Mvunelo, George Bizos, Sophie Mokoena, Amukelani Hlavhano, Sipho Mkhwanazi.
Clips of Nelson Mandela with FW De Klerk, Nelson Mandela travelling throughout mentioning that as long as there are challenges in South Africa, that his long walk is not yet ended. Promo showing trustees Tokyo Sexwale, Mrs Irene Menell, Professor Jakes Gerwel and Nelson Mandela on the work of Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Nelson Mandela mentions that education and health are the most important things, building clinics and schools are important in the rural areas as they make sure that the rural community also enjoys the same facilities that are otherwise taken for granted by the people living in the urban areas. People- Nelson Mandela, the trustees Mrs Irene Mennel, Tokyo Sexwale and Professor Jakes Gerwel.
The opening of the exhibition ‘Making Peace’, an exhibition about Albert Luthuli. With Nelson Mandela; Dr Luthuli (Albert Luthuli’s daughter); the artist who painted The Black Christ, Ronald Harrison; Lindiwe Sisulu; Bill Clinton; Ahmed Kathrada; Nthato Motlana; Luli Callinicos and others
An opening of the exhibition ‘Parenting a Nation’. An exhibition honouring Albertina and Walter Sisulu. With members of the Sisulu family, Mrs Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Frene Ginwala, Laloo Chiba, Ahmed Kathrada, Rica Hodgson, Gertrude Shope.
Hand-over of Rivonia Trial Papers to the National Archives of South Africa and of the Kathrada/Rick Stengel Tapes with the interviews conducted for" Long Walk to Freedom" to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The opening of the exhibition “The Meaning of Mandela”, the featured photographers were Jürgen Schadeberg and the late Alf Kumalo. Mandela and Zelda, arriving and leaving; looking at the exhibition (Mandela pointing at a photo in which he smokes).
An Opening of the exhibition ''Prisoner in the Garden'' at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Shots of Nelson Mandela looking at the exhibition, Donald Card returning Mandela's letter book to him. Group photos.
Launch of the Comic Book series at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF): Nelson Mandela meeting with Vincent Maphai of BHP Billiton and with the Umlando group of graphic artists. Also features some school children with Nelson Mandela showing him the 'Black Pimpernel' comic book. Nelson Mandela giving speech in the NMF auditorium and greeted by Anglo American executives.
An opening of the exhibition with cartoons by Zapiro about Nelson Mandela at the NMF. Shots of the life-size Nelson Mandela puppet cartoons up on the walls, visitors looking at the exhibition and Jonathan Shapiro (aka Zapiro).
Dialogue on 'Archives at Crossroads' which was organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and co-convened with the National Archives and the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Research Project. Participants in the auditorium, NMF building and photos of the ‘Malibongwe’ exhibition. The dialogue was held over two days on 23 and 24 April.
Opening of the exhibition "Intimate Moments"in Pietermaritzburg, organised by Liberty Properties. The exhibition was renamed to “ Love, Empower, Educate” for the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Also with Charlene Wittstock, the future princess of Monaco.
The launch of the coffee table book ‘Mandela: The Authorised Portrait’ with Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Albie Sachs, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manuel, Jakes Gerwel, Graça Machel and others. Some nice photos of Mandela and others with the book cover behind them.
Performance of the theatre play "Rivonia Trial" at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The perfomance was attended by, among others, Nelson Mandela, surviving Trialists, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Nadine Gordimer, Mrs Motsoaledi, AM Wolpe. Playwrigth Mondi Wami.
Opening of the exhibition “My Constitution”. With Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Sello Hatang, the youth who participated in the exhibition and interviews, Elinor Kern, Denis Goldberg, Sahm Venter, Lunga Nene, and Berita.
Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event also marked the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the National Library of South Africa for a de-acidification project to preserve Madiba's papers. The project is funded by the US Embassy. People featuring are Peter Magubane, Ahmed Kathrada, George Bizos, Barbara Hogan, the US Embassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, Steven van Zandt, MC Leanne Manas, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, African National Congress Deputy General Jessie Duarte, Thebe Foundation CEO Mokgethi, and Sello Hatang.
Dialogue “The Secret, the Taboo and the Disavowal: Hidden spaces in South Africa’s liberation history”. The Dialogue sessions marked the 10 years since the passing of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
Launch of the new programme of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Life College Association (LCA) to develop an exclusive academic programme titled "Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within". The programme is based on the book "Conversations with Myself" by Nelson Mandela and on his extensive personal archive.
Opening of the exhibition "Africa Salutes You" at the NMF. Nelson Mandela looking at the exhibition. The exhibition is from Athol Moult with children from Mvezo and was organised by Mandla Mandela. Mandla Mandela with Freddy Chabo Pilusa and Athol Moult in the auditorium. First Lady Thobeka Madiba (#8285), Nelson Mandela with Mandla Mandela, Thobeka Madiba and Graça Machel visiting the exhibition.
launche of the book "Conversations with Myself" in South Africa at Market Theatre. The MC of the day is John Kani who also read the audio version of the book. In the chairs are: Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela and great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.
Researched and used photographs for the first edition of the book ‘The Authorised Portrait’, published by Wild Dog Press in association with PQ Blackwell. The photographs are organised in 3 parts. The pdf files contains the credits for the photographs.
An opening of the exhibition 'Mandela- Gandhi Wall' with Ela Gandhi, Birad Rajaran, Maniben Sita, Virendra Gupta as well as Sello Hatang. The interactive, multimedia display features photographs, QR(quick recognition) codes that can be read by cell phones which then play videos that Birad Rajaran has loaded on to the internet, and a game that visitors can play by answering questions on the back of cards (similar to postcards) and then matching the photo on the card with the one on the wall.
To mark International Literacy Week, Macmillan in association with the READ Trust and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a children’s version of Mr Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. South African author Chris van Wyk was at the launch, held at the READ Educational Trust in Johannesburg. “I’ve been looking forward to this day – I was very honoured when asked to write this book,” said Van Wyk.
Exhibition with condolences books and messages, photos of tributes and condolences received during the 10 days of mourning after Nelson Mandela’s passing in 2013. Also a Telkom phone booth with recorded condolences messages.
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is the title of the virtual exhibition which was made for Mandela Day events in 2011. The title was taken from the children’s song which Nelson Mandela, in the early years after his release, would sing to and with groups of small children. This exhibition not only highlighted Nelson Mandela’s love of children; his own and the children all over the world but also their attraction to him.