Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer specialising on archival materials. Google supports a project to digitise the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitisation.
The Great Park Synagoge hosted a 67 minutes drive to collect blankets, clothes and non-perishable foods. The Friends of the Inner City spent 67 minutes cleaning Lorna Court in Johannesburg's CBD as part of their ‘ Build your Neighbourhood’ initiative. The Conference Connection donated food and gifts to St Martins’ Children’s home and blankets to Reservoir Hills residents in Durban The DEC planted trees. Scorpion Legal Protection provided lunch to the Durban Children’s Home Free State Treasury planted trees A baby named after Mandela Moyo restaurant took party packs, face painters and drummers to the Umthombo Street Children in Durban and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg. They also provided entertainment at a care centre for disabled children in Khayelitsha. Roedean School collected blankets and food for organisations which care for orphans and vulnerable children.
The departure of the 'Trek4Mandela' from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This expedition was established in 2012 when Richard Mabaso, Chief Executive Officer of the Imbumba Foundation, overheard a fearful conversation between his mom and niece about puberty. Richard invited his friend Sibusiso Vilane, the first black person in the world to conquer the Three Poles Challenge (reaching the South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest), to lead him on his first expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The objectives of the climb were to: Create awareness about the challenges facing impoverished girls in rural and poor schools during their monthly cycles; Raise funds to purchase sanitary towels so that needy girls can go to school when having their menstrual period and to Educate people about Mandela Day and the need to take action beyond 18 July, thereby helping to make every day a Mandela Day.
Researched and used photographs for the first edition of the book ‘The Authorised Portrait’, published by Wild Dog Press in association with PQ Blackwell. The photographs are organised in 3 parts. The pdf files contains the credits for the photographs.
The launch of the Award-winning South African group, Mafikizolo's Album ''Reunited''. The event was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The group announced that part of the proceeds of the sale of the album will go to the Foundation.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Operation Hydrate and Proudly South African joining forces and launching the country's biggest “Water Drive”, in an effort to bring much needed and urgent relief to communities in drought stricken areas across the country.
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is the title of the virtual exhibition which was made for Mandela Day events in 2011. The title was taken from the children’s song which Nelson Mandela, in the early years after his release, would sing to and with groups of small children. This exhibition not only highlighted Nelson Mandela’s love of children; his own and the children all over the world but also their attraction to him.
Opening and photos of the exhibition "Poisoned Pasts". Poisoned Pasts is a joint project with the Institute for Security Studies and aims to provoke questioning about our difficult pasts and to honour the victims of South Africa’s chemical and biological warfare programme. The Reverend Frank Chikane, himself a victim of the chemical and biological warfare programme, gave the keynote address.
International Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work: ''Creating Safe Spaces Across Generations'', 2016 held in South Africa and Sri Lanka with participants from Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka as well as United States of America.
Dialogue programme and meetings of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), a grant-making foundation which supports local, national and regional organizations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment.
Research for the Exhibition ''Between States of Emergency''. Only photographs of 8 of the 40 participating photographers are included. The PDF file contains 2 photographs per photographer and all the text of the exhibition.
Researched photographs for the exhibition ''Mandela- Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman. Exhibition for the Apartheid Museum celebrating the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Opened in 2008 as part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.
Photographs used in the ''Poisoned Past'' exhibition. Poisoned Pasts is a joint project with the Institute for Security Studies and aims to provoke questioning about difficult pasts and honour the victims of South Africa's chemical and biochemical warfare programme. Period in which the photographs were taken varies. The PDF file contains the credits list.
Researched and used photographs and documents for the exhibition ''Remember Africa – Remember Sobukwe'' in honour of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founding member and first President of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC).
The Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture and activities with Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation, Climate Justice and former President of Ireland. The theme of the lecture was “Freedom, Truth, Democracy: Citizenship and Common Purpose”.
The 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2016 was delivered by Bill Gates on the eve of International Mandela Day at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed the theme “Living Together” in his lecture.