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Rivonia Trial

  • MR-RT
  • Record Group

The Rivonia Trial, arguably the most significant political trial in South African history, generated a vast archive, ranging from the official court records to media coverage of the trial. This database, and the records audit on which it is built,...

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Warrants of Committal - Nelson Mandela

  • NMAP 2010/07
  • Series
  • 1962-11-07 - 1964-06-12

Following Nelson Mandela’s sentencing on 7 November 1962, the Pretoria Magistrates Court issued a warrant committing him to prison for five years.He had been convicted and sentenced that day to three years for on charges of “inciting to trespass l...

Supreme Court of South Africa

Assorted Papers

  • NMPP-PC-2009/5.2
  • Subseries
  • 1980 - 1990

The subseries consists of a 1990 diary given to him by JN and Radhi Singh, Methodist Church Sunday Service booklet and a file of assorted papers.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

The Presidential Years

  • ZA COM 2018/89
  • Series
  • 2014-2016

A series of transcripts of interviews and research documents compiled by Tony Trew in preparation for the Dare Not Linger publication.

Trew, Tony

Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives

  • ZA COM MR-AAO
  • Record Group

The international movement of solidarity with the struggle for freedom in South Africa was arguably the biggest social movement the world has seen. Virtually every country in the world has a history of anti-apartheid activity, in diverse forms. In...

Bibliography

  • ZA COM MR-B
  • Record Group

Hundreds of books have been written about the late Nelson Mandela in many countries and in many languages. Even more books have covered topics with him as a reference. Still more books, in virtually every genre and about most subjects, refer to hi...

Filmography

  • ZA COM MR-F
  • Record Group

Nelson Mandela has been the subject of numerous documentaries, feature films and news specials. This list is not exhaustive. Any additions or comments would be gratefully received, please reach us via archives@nelsonmandela.org. To see whether the...

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Speeches

  • ZA COM MR-S
  • Record Group
  • 1951-2011

The transcriptions contained within this collection encompass all of the roles that Mr Mandela filled both before and during his retirement. This is an ongoing exercise as we continually identify additional speeches made by Mr Mandela. Every speec...

Various

Tributes

  • ZA COM MR-T
  • Record Group

The Nelson Mandela Tributes Database consists of tributes, and awards bestowed on the late Mr Nelson Mandela. It includes tributes, awards and honours he received while in prison, after his release, while he was President of South Africa, during h...

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Rica Hodgson Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009-90
  • Series
  • ca. 2010

Manuscripts and transcripts of interviews of Rica Hodgson in the making of her autobiography, Foot Soldier for Freedom. Also includes copies of newsclippings and messages of condolence received by the Hodgson family on the death of Jack Hodgson.

Hodgson, Rica

Mandela: The Authorised Portrait

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/10
  • Series
  • 2005

Material collected in the course of preparing the book “Mandela: The Authorised Portrait”: 54 typed interview transcripts; 55 cassette tapes; 9 digital audio mini disks (with interviews); 7 3.5" floppy disks (transcripts), with data transferr...

Unknown

Himan Bernadt Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/13
  • Series
  • 1966 to 1990

Files of the legal firm Frank, Bernadt & Joffe concerning certain legal matters pertaining to its client, Mr. Nelson Mandela, between 1966 and 1990. These papers detail examples of his endeavours to secure rights for prisoners through challeng...

Bernadt, Himan

Sahm Venter Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/14
  • Series
  • 1984 to 2000

Documents accumulated by Sahm Venter from ca. 1984-2002 as part of her work as a journalist as well as a dedicated political activist during the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The documents have been categorised and arranged by the follo...

Venter, Sahm

Hunger for Freedom: Anna Trapido

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/15
  • Series
  • 2007 to 2008

23 interviews conducted by Anna Trapido in the making of her cookbook "Hunger for Freedom" a gastro-political biography of Mr. Mandela's journey from his boyhood through his life before and after his imprisonment, to the presidentia...

Trapido, Anna

Peter Magubane Collection I

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/23
  • Series
  • 2009-07-20

Photographic slide shows produced by Peter Magubane, covering the 1970s - ca. 2000:A. Madiba: apartheid and resistance; with Nelson Mandela since his release with Winnie, Graca, the Sisulus, Oliver Tambo, inauguration, Tutu, ralliesB. June 16th: S...

Magubane, Peter

Motsamayi Mpho Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/29
  • Series
  • ca. 1956 - 1995

The collection is made up of copies of material from Motsamayi Mpho and his participation in the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The collection has the rare 1950s and early 60s collection of newspaper clippings amongst which is a photo of...

Mpho, Motsamayi

IDAF Poster Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/35
  • Series
  • Unknown

A collection of posters from the IDAF (International Defence and Aid Fund).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Anonymous Photo Donation

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/75
  • Series
  • 1960s-1990s

This collection consists of 12 photographs taken over a period of time, created by several photographers and used by The Sowetan newspaper in South Africa.

Unknown

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital site dedication

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/83
  • Series
  • 2009-07-31

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.

Unknown

George Bizos Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/01
  • Series
  • 1962 - 2010

Manuscript of the book 'Apartheid's Justice' by George Bizos, including correspondence and research materials. A draft of Joel Joffe's book 'The Rivonia Story' is included.

Bizos, George

Mozambican order of arrest

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/11
  • Series
  • 1961-10-27

Copies of documents of the Governor of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, and one photo of Mandela, stuck on black cardboard.In Portuguese. English translation available.

Unknown

Peter Magubane Collection II

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/18
  • Series
  • 1990-03-02

Photo slide show produced by Peter Magubane: Madiba – 20 days after release.

Magubane, Peter

Mells Park Talks - ANC Notes

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/21
  • Series
  • 1987 to 1990

Copies of notes taken by Tony Trew of the secret meetings which took place between the ANC and the apartheid government at Mells Park, United Kingdom.

Trew, Tony

Local Authorities Against Apartheid – Netherlands

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/32
  • Series
  • 1988-07-12 to 1988-07-13

Letter of LOTA (Lagere Overheden Tegen Apartheid-- Anti-Apartheid Local Authorities) to Nelson Mandela to congratulate him on his 70th birthday and to inform him of the founding of LOTA.

Lagere Overheden Tegen Apartheid (LOTA)

International Solidarity - London 1988

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/52
  • Series
  • 1988

One photo of a protest by the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group and a pamphlet from Embargo/AAM 'Stop Apartheid - Boycott Shell'.

Thurley, Keith

e.tv Interview of Achmat Dangor

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/69
  • Series
  • 2010

Interview of Achmat Dangor, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, for the e.TV program Inside Out on1. The work of the Foundation2. The Centre of Memory and Dialogue3. The 7th Nelson Mandela Annual lecture4. Nelson Mandela Day5. 466646. Ac...

Unknown

Judge Thumba Pillay Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/9
  • Series
  • 1959-01-01 - 1979-12-31

This series consists of two letters smuggled out of Robben Island in 1977. Mac Maharaj gave them to Judge Thumba Pillay of legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. The letters are written by Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada, both of them wishing to ...

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Len Sak Cartoons

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/13
  • Series
  • 1991 to 1994

Copies of Len Sak Cartoons in the Sowetan newspaper during the 3 years leading up to the elections in April 1994. Some of the cartoons were used for a virtual exhibition "The Cartoons of Len Sak 1990 to 1994".

Sak, Len

ANC Gifts Collection photos

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/16
  • Series
  • Unknown

5 photo prints received from the ANC from their Gifts Collection. The photographers are unknown.

African National Congress (ANC)

Nelson Mandela’s state visit to Thailand

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/33
  • Series
  • 1997-07

Two duplicate photos of Mandela meeting King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of Mandela's state visit to Thailand.

Government of Thailand

South African Youth Day Declaration Resolution of 1993

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/36
  • Series
  • 1993-06-16

Resolution of the Council of the District of Columbia declaring Wednesday, June 16, 1993 "South African Youth Day" in the District of Columbia, accompanied by proclamation of South African Youth Day in the city of Washington, D.C. by the...

District of Columbia

Resolution of Oakland City Council, 1990

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/37
  • Series
  • 1990/02/20

Resolution of Oakland City Council reaffirming support for comprehensive sanctions against apartheid and declaring End Apartheid Week March 5-11, 1990.

Oakland City Council

Official visit of President Mandela to the Republic of the Philippines

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/38
  • Series
  • 1997-03-01 - 1997-03-03

Photographs of the Official State Visit of President Mandela to the Republic of the Philippines, with the President of the Philippines; includes visits to sites and a state banquet.

Government of the Philippines

Mandela's visit to Gabon in 1991

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/42
  • Series
  • 1991-02-16

Series of photos of Mandela’s visit to Gabon and the Omar Bongo University.

Unknown

Ahmed Kathrada Collection II

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/7
  • Series
  • Unknown

Copies of document in Mandela's hand which serves as a covering note for the document in AM Kathrada's hand and in another hand which follows.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Jack Swart Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/32
  • Series
  • 1988 to 2012

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 ...

Swart, Jack

Apartheid: Slide show by Peter Magubane

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/4
  • Series
  • 2010-11-15

Photo slide show covering the 1950s-1990s with: conditions under apartheid (living, mines, agriculture, pass laws, Bantustans, trains, signage, children, elderly); protest and challenge; trials; vigilantes; train killings; release related; people.

Magubane, Peter

Jacques Moreillon Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/57
  • Series
  • ca. 2004-2009

The collection consists of a report of 3 visits by Dr Jacques Moreillon as ICRC Delegate General for Africa to Robben Island (1973, 1974 and 1975) and his meetings with Nelson Mandela during and after his incarceration. It also includes a manuscri...

Moreillon, Jacques

Anthony Sampson Audio Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/60
  • Series
  • 1990s[?]

Copies of 2 interviews of Nelson Mandela by Anthony Sampson.

Sampson, Anthony

Anti-Apartheid Movements, The Netherlands

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/68
  • Series
  • 1960s-1990s

Mandela- and ANC-related materials from the former Anti-Apartheid Movements in the Netherlands. Included is a large collection of digital photos from the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (ANC) in Tanzania, as well as some other ‘ANC in exile’ phot...

Anti-Apartheid Movement, Netherlands

Nelson Mandela signing the 'President's Bible'

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/9
  • Series
  • 1994-05-10 - ?

Photograph of Nelson Mandela signing the President's Bible during his inauguration, 10 May 1994, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa. Zenani Mandela stands behind him, as well as FW de Klerk and his wife. Signed by photographer William A....

William A (Br[?])

George Hallett Collection – Mandela Photos

  • ZA COM NMAP 2013/21
  • Series
  • 1994 - 2000

Three prints by and from George Hallett:(a) Mandela on the Election Trail, Athlone Stadium, April 1994(b) Madiba at his Houghton Residence, April 1994(c) Nelson Mandela, Cape Town 2000.

Hallett, George

Abdul Bham Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2014/7
  • Series
  • c1954-1980s

The collections consists of documents, memorial booklets, pamphlets, photographs and musical sheets of struggle songs. It includes a letter signed by Walter Sisulu and appendices, from the National Action Council of the Congress of the People; sev...

African National Congress (ANC)

Hassen Ebrahim Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2015/51
  • Series
  • 1992 - 1996

Digital and textual records of the Transitional Executive Council (TEC), the Conference for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) and the Constitutional Assembly collected by Ebrahim

Ebrahim, Hassen

Goldstone Commission of Inquiry Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2015/52
  • Series
  • 1991-1994

Judge Richard Goldstone was appointed as chair of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation in Ocotber 1991 by President F W de Klerk, to investigate political violence and intimidation that occurred be...

Goldstone, Richard Joseph

Maniben Sita Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2009/1
  • Series
  • 1957-1964

Sita’s 1963 diary, with additional entries from 1962. Also includes leaflets: “The Group Areas Act & Mr. Nana Sita” (1964?), SA Indian Congress, London; and pamphlets: “I Accuse!” Speeches to court by Nelson Mandela, 1962-1963 trial (origin un...

Sita, Maniben

Ahmed Kathrada Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2009/3
  • Series
  • 1963 to 1964

Consists of an annotated and signed copy of Mandela’s speech from the dock and carbon copy of the charge sheet from the Rivonia Trial, The State vs Mandela and others.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Jonas Gwangwa Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2011/52
  • Series
  • 2010-10 - 2011-07

Digitised copies of audio interviews conducted by Sam Shakong with Jonas Gwangwa, family, friends, and colleagues for the biography Sam Shakong and Elinor Sisulu are preparing. The draft introduction to the book and several transcripts are included.

Shakong, Sam

Mohammed Ismail Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2012/69
  • Series
  • 1999-08-13

Photo negatives from Mohammed Ismail of Nelson Mandela receiving a Mercedes Benz S500 from Century Motors in Carletonville.Several have been digitised.

Ismail, Mohammed

Bob Hepple Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2013/1
  • Series
  • 1964

Includes 4 textual items: copy of article "Rivonia: The Story of Accused no. 11 by Bob Hepple, reprinted from Social Dynamics 30:1 (2004); Note by Hepple (papers listed in the note were not received); Document Rivonia Trial - Mandela's c...

Hepple, Bob

Good Cheer Mandela (Jindabad Mandela)

  • ZA COM NMAP-2013/2
  • Series
  • 1990

Song written in Bengali for Mandela's visit to Kolkata (Calcutta), India, 1990. Includes English translation by Dr. Nripen Dutta Baruah.

Hazarika, Bhupen

Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture [sound/video]

  • ZA COM NMFSV
  • Taxonomy

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series invites prominent people to drive debate on significant social issues. The lecture series is an important event on the Foundation's calendar, and encourages people to enter into dialogue – often about ...

Private and Personal Papers

  • ZA COM NMPP 2009/7
  • Series
  • c1930-2007

This series is divided into 2 subseries:I: Nelson Mandela’s 3 passports, including his first legal passport, which was issued on 19 February 1990.II: A copy of the death certificate of Mandela’s mother, Fanny Nosekeni Mandela and 6 Methodist churc...

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Notebooks and Notes

  • ZA COM NMPP 2009/8
  • Series
  • 1990 - 2001

This series consists of 28 notebooks, 11 folders of notes written on a variety of sheets of paper, in notebooks and diaries by Nelson Mandela. It also includes 2 diaries kept by his secretaries.It contains Nelson Mandela’s handwritten notes from t...

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Mandela notes during CODESA

  • ZA COM NMPP-2009/84
  • Series
  • 1992

Two notes by Mandela: one to Winnie on CODESA notebook page; one with notes on back of ‘while you were out’ slip.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla