Electronic files (MS Word - converted to PDF and jpeg) of Nelson Mandela's original autobiography written on Robben Island. It covers his life story from birth to about 1976. It was intended that the manuscript be published to mark Mr Mandela's 60th birthday in 1978 and help draw attention to the freedom struggle. The ANC leadership decided not to publish it. It later formed the basis for Mr Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".
The subseries consists of 12 printed desk calendars with handwritten notes covering the period between 1976 and 1989. The years 1978 and 1985 are missing from the collection. The calendars were used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contain entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.
Footage of Nelson Mandela 46664 London press conference with the musicians who will be performing the 46664 concert in London. Musicians a general photo opportunity with Nelson Mandela and later each have individual photo opportunity with Nelson Mandela. Annie Lennox and Peter Gabriel addresses the musicians. Fundraising dinner attended by Nelson Mandela with Graca Machel, an auction takes place.
C3.1 Incomplete Afrikaans letter to Jakes Gerwel from unknown sender 1998 C3.2 Letter to Jakes Gerwel from Floris Brown, 10 June 2002 2002 C3.3 Letter from Jakes Gewel to G Barnes and Son re unfinished renovations at his home 2002 C3.4 Letter from Jakes Gerwel to Vodacom regarding hands-free kit 2004 C3.5 Letter extending Jakes Gerwel's membership of the Nelson Mandela Museum Council 2002
C1.1 Early prose and poetry (not itemised, circa early 1970s) (1 folder) C1.1.1 Ms "Die man met die lang kop" dated and signed, 27/5/80. Illustrated. Ms "Die prins en die sonstraaldiamante", dated and signed 29//5/1980. Illustrated. Ms "'n Potlood kan loop", dated and signed 30-31/5/1980. Illustrated. Ts version of each. Unsigned and undated ms report/critique. "Die wind waai hard" and"Vir Pearl Cleage" "Jou mooi bloed op my hande" (Vir Johan) "Sy offer" (kortverhaal) "Gebed om die son" "Grense" "O! My mooi bruin taal" C1.1.2 Fragments of prose and poetry, and doodles C1.1.3 Ms anthology of poems and short pieces (undated) C1.1.4 Ms booklet titled "Tekene van die tyd" Ms booklet titled "UMshushmbo" Ms booklet titled "Creative Art I" Ms booklet titled "Creative Art II" C1.1.5 Anthologies and loose poems C1.1.6 Ms poem "Vir Breyten" Loose poems Ms poems Fragments of prose and poetic pieces C1.1.7 Items pertaining to "Sage van Mistraalshoop" (satirical piece) C1.1.8 Fragments of prose and poetry (loose pages and black hard-cover book)
Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty, presenting the 2015 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus. Photos were taken before, during and after the lecture.
President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, presenting the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 9 August 2014. This event marks the 52nd anniversary of Mr Mandela’s capture on 5 August 1962. The lecture was held at the historic City Hall in the City of Cape Town, a significant and poignant venue, as it is from this location that Mr Mandela gave his inaugural address to the people of South Africa after being released from prison in 1990. The theme of the 2014 lecture is "Building social cohesion through active citizenship". The reception was held immediately after the lecture.
Mary Robinson, keynote speaker at the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town, Graça Machel and Professor Jakes Gerwel, chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation arriving before the start of the lecture and photos of the social event after the lecture.
The Nelson Mandela 5th Annual Lecture with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate. The focuse of the Lecture was on the progress of Africa, that it needed to be balanced on three pillars: security, development and human rights.
Video of the ninth Nelson Mandela annual lecture by Ismail Serageldin (the founding director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the new Library of Alexandria) held at the Linder auditorium, Wits University, Johannesburg.