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I am prepared to die : Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial

  • ZA COM MR-S-010
  • Item
  • 20 April 1964
  • Part of Speeches

In this, the opening of the Defence case, Mandela states that his experiences in South Africa and his pride as an African underlie his actions. He details how and why Umkhonto we Sizwe was formed and what its strategies were. He also responds to the allegations of the State one by one and includes an explanation of both his ideological influences and his ideals.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

The struggle is my life : Press statement issued on 26 June 1961

  • ZA COM MR-S-009
  • Item
  • 26 June 1961
  • Part of Speeches

This statement, issued after the positive response to a three day strike, announces a second phase in the fight against Verwoerd, a country-wide campaign of non-cooperation, and announces a National Convention. It also explains his decision, in accordance with the advice of the National Action Council, to carry on his political work underground rather than leaving the country or giving himself up for arrest to a government he did not recognise.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Nelson Mandela

  • ZA COM MR-S-1298
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  • 2000-09-03
  • Part of Speeches

The

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Address by Former President Nelson Mandela during AIDS Awareness Campaign

  • ZA COM MR-S-1524
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  • 2000-11-04
  • Part of Speeches

AIDS Awareness Campaign ; At the end of this trial, on 7 November 1962, Mandela was convicted and sentenced to three years' imprisonment on the charge of incitement and two years for leaving the country without valid travel documents. At the close of the trial the crowd ignored a

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Message by Mr Nelson Mandela to the Springboks

  • ZA COM MR-S-984
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  • 2007-10-20
  • Part of Speeches

2007 Rugby World Cup ; Video recorded message for broadcast by SABC and viewed by the Springboks before the kick-off for the finals

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