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Eric Bennet visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2019.04.04, Houghton: [Set of 60 Still images]

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Eric bennet visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation, given a guided tour by Sello Hatang inside the archive, in the temporary and permanent exhibition, inside Nelson Mandela office, and handover of Nelson Mandela Prison Letters book by Sello Hatang. A group photograph was taken next to the Mandela statue, and Eric Bennet in iMadiba site.

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Dialogue with Soul City, 2017.10.10, Houghton: [Set of 17 Images]

Dialogue on revisiting the promise of a new South Africa. Can South Africa be free if women are not free? The dialogue was organised by Soul City and held at Nelson Mandela Foundation. Panelists were Mr Zane Dangor (United Nations Population Fund), Mr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Economic Freedom Fighter), Ms Anne Githuku-Shongwe and Ms Tamara Braam (Indepedent Gender Consultant).

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Donation to the NMF from Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS), 2018.07.02, Houghton; [Set of Seven Still Images]

Sello Hatang receives a donation from Air Traffic Navigation Systems (ATNS) on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, represented by Thabani Mthiyane, CEO and Percy Morokane, External Communications Officer. Siphumelele Khumalo, a journalist from the Star newspaper is also present.

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Visit by Sanjay Wijesekera to Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2018.09.14, Houghton: [Set of 24 Still Images]

Photographs of the visit by Sanjay Wijesekera, Representative of UNICEF (South Africa United Nations Children's Fund) to the NMF. Sello Hatang gave Mr Sanjay Wijeseka a tour of the archive and exhibitions. Mr Sanjay Wijeseka and Sello in front of Nelson Mandela statue, holding a copy of The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela book.

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International colloquium-Listening to the Rivonia Trial: Courts, Archives and Liberation Movements, 2018.09.26, Houghton: [Set of 41 Still Images]

Photographs of an evening celebrating the fully restored Rivonia Trial sound archive as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebration, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event structured around the theme “Listening to the Rivonia Trial: courts, archives and the liberation movements”. The photographs show guests looking at the play and the presentations of restored archives

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Samora Machel Book Launch, 2018.10.18, Houghton: [Set of 61 Still Images]

A book about Samora Machel was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, entitled "Samora Machel". Sylvia Graham was the facilitator and key speakers were Sello Hatang, Albie Sachs, Andre Odendaal, Graça Machel, Shan Balton, and Alves Gomes. A group photograph of Josina Machel, Andre Odendaal, and Graça Machel inside the auditorium holding a copy of Samora Machel book.

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High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles visit to the NMF, 2018.10.30, Houghton: [Set of 28 Still Images]

A visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation by High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles Marie-Antoinette Rose-Duarte and the second secretary of the High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles Terry R.Rose. Sello Hatang gave them a tour to the archive, the permanent exhibition and Nelson Mandela’s office. Sello presented Marie-Antoinette Rose-Duarte with a copy of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela book.

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World Economic Forum delegates visit to the NMF, 2018.11.08, Houghton: [Set of 22 Still Images]

A visit by two World Economic Forum delegates Alekhine Veloso and David Conolly and Mpumi Mabuza from Brand South Africa to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang and Zanele Riba gave them a tour of the Archive. Sello handed each delegate of the World Economic Forum with a copy of “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” book.

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Twitter and Nelson Mandela Foundation civil society convening, 2018.11.06, Houghton: [Set of 11 Still images]

A roundtable training session and Q&A held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The training session included a presentation that covered the following topics: Account management and optimization, Product best practice, Campaigning tips, Advertising on Twitter, Account Security, Trust & safety updates, and Twitter's work on the 'health' of the platform.

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Lucia Raadschelders Memorial Service

The Nelson Mandela Foundation pays tributes to Lucia Raadschelders, with family, friends, and colleagues. Following Lucia’s wishes, it was a modest occasion, with the emphasis on storytelling. Three of her nine siblings travelled from the Netherlands to attend. Her brother Jan Raadschelders shared reminiscences from her childhood. A number of her former Operation Vula comrades attested to her courage and her deep commitment to the struggle for freedom in South Africa and elsewhere. Close friends told stories of her love for wilderness and the way in which she had made peace with mortality. Colleagues praised her professionalism as an archivist. And the Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands shared a message of condolence.

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Struggle T-shirts: Public Testimony and Political Protest' Exhibition

The Struggle T-shirts: Public Testimony and Political Protest Exhibition Photographs. The exhibition is curated by Frances Andrew and draws on the extensive South African History Archive collection of struggle T-shirts.

The notion of using a T-shirt as a way of making a political statement first came into prominence in South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement, and “struggle T-shirts” were worn not only at rallies and political events, but also at funerals, where special designs were created to celebrate the life and legacy of deceased leaders, and at the release of those leaders who were serving sentences in apartheid jails.

Calls for the release of Mandela and others were emblazoned on many T-shirts both in South Africa and the world. Described by Andrew as “a political imperative for which the physical self was willingly placed in direct danger in order to resist”, the struggle T-shirt was used particularly to unite activists during mass protests by organisations such as the United Democratic Front, civic associations and workers’ unions.

However, outside of political protests and rallies these T-shirts also become ordinary, everyday pieces of clothing, which, as Andrew explains, is where “the true power of the T-shirt was activated”.

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Donor recognition event

Nelson Mandela Foundation donor recognition event held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building. Following donors were awarded certificate of an acknowledgement as Legacy Champions: ABSA Bank, Africa Mater Blockchain Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bataung Legacy, Airports Company South Africa (CASA), Discovery, PepsiCo, Uber, Distell Limited, Altron, Andrew and Jeanne Dunn.

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Signing Ceremony of the Project of Emthonjeni, 2019.03.14, Houghton: [Set of 37 Still Images]

The signage ceremony of the Project Emthonjeni between the Embassy of Japan and Emthonjeni Community Centre facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Followed by a guided tour by Sello Hatang to Nelson Mandela Foundation archive and permeant exhibition; and group photo of Sello, Louise, and Norio next to Nelson Mandela statue.

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Lucia Raadschelders Award

Former Nelson Mandela Foundation Photo Archivist Lucia Raadschelders received the Posthumous Order of the Companions of O.R Tambo in Silver Award bestowed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Raadschelders family donated the award to the Foundation.

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Sahm Venter Farewell

Nelson Mandela Foundation Senior Researcher Sahm Venter Farewell

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Narratives of Change: Reflecting on movements in SA, 2019.06.22, Houghton: [Set of 30 Still Images]

Dialogue on Narratives of Change reflecting on movements in SA facilitated by Nikwe Bikitsha and the panellist were Adam Habib (Vice-Chancellor Wits University, author Rebels and Rage), Wandile Ngcaweni (Junior Researcher MISTRA, co-editor We Are No Longer At Ease), and Lovelyn Nwadeyi (AFRE Fellow 2019). Photographs of the panellist and the audience engaging.

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Mandela Day at Palm Ridge, 2019.07.18, Palm Ridge: [219 Still Images]

Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Human Settlements is honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by building homes for low-income families at Palm Ridge, City of Ekurhuleni. Photographs are showing Nelson Mandela Foundation board of trustees, staff and stakeholders helping with building the house.

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Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, 2019.07.18, Germiston: [138 Still Images]

Celebration of 10 years of Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, the event was organised by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The City of Ekurhuleni invited city veterans that are 100 years to the celebration.

Main speakers for the event were Mr Lebogang Mahile (MEC for Housing). Mr Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of City of Ekurhuleni), Prof Njabula Ndebele (Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Mr Sello Hatang (Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Ms Patricia Kumalo (Speaker of the council for Ekurhuleni)

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Jack Swart, Manfred Jacobs & Brian Sickle visit to the NMF, 2019.08.02, Houghton: [64 Still Images]

Jack Swart, Manfred Jacobs & Brian Sickle visiting the NMF and heritage sites in Johannesburg. Jack Swart, he was Madiba’s warder at his last prison, now called the Groot Drakenstein Correctional Centre, Nelson Mandela Foundation staff interacted with Oom Jack on the life & times of Madiba at Groot Drakenstein.

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