Series NMAP 2012/32 - Jack Swart Collection

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Reference code

ZA COM NMAP 2012/32


Jack Swart Collection


  • 1988 to 2012 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Digital images
628 TIFF and 628 JPEG images; 1 video clip 9.09 min

73.3 GB (TIFF)

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Transferred by Jack Swart to the Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Jack Swart was Mr Mandela's warder and chef from 7 Dec 1988 to 11 Feb 1990 at Victor Verster Prison. This collection includes notes by Mandela to Swart, correspondence, photographs, recipes and menus of the food Swart cooked for Mandela, and a manuscript of Swart's life story in Afrikaans. It includes a video clip of the drive from the Victor Verster House to the prison gates that Mandela would have taken on 11 Feb 1990 when he was released.

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Access by permission of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

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  • Afrikaans
  • English

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Network [N:\ArchiveDocumentMaster\TIFF\Jack Swart Final]

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  • English



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