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Bikers for Mandela Day, 2011.07.04, Houghton: [Set of 33 Still Images]

Members of the "Bikers for International Mandela Day" contingent met at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to discuss the rally route, the ethos of Mandela Day and safety precautions involved in 2011 Bikers for Mandela Day event,
The Bikers for Mandela Day will depart from Montecasino, Johannesburg, on July 11. Their eight-day ride will end in Tshwane on July 18– Mandela Day.

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Jesse Jackson and Big Nuz visit Nelson Mandela, 2010.04.22, Houghton: [Set of 34 Still Images]

Group photos and one-on-one photos of Jesse Jackson and his entourage with Nelson Mandela in his office: Mandela and Jesse Jackson, Mandela with Jesse Jackson and Jesse children (Jesse Jackson Junior and Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson), and Jesse Jackson with Big Nuz (South African Kwaito musical group).

Yazbek, Debbie

Reckoning with Reconciliation, 2018.10.04, Houghton: [Set of 52 Still Images]

A dialogue on Reckoning with Reconciliation, marking the 20th Anniversary of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report being submitted to President Nelson Mandela. The dialogue was facilitated by Patronella Nqaba, and the main speakers were Chandre Gould, Noel Solani, Sylvia Graham, Imtiaz Cajee. Concurrently launching the:
-Report: A Ground of Struggle-Four Decades of Archival Activism in South Africa by Dr Mbongeni Buthelezi
-An online Archival resource-The Presidential Years launch by Tony Trew and NMF Archive team.

Arends, Ethel

Nelson Mandela receives birthday cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springbok Team, 2008.08.04, Houghton: [Set of 193 Still Images]

Nelson Mandela receiving cakes from both teams, Mandela with both cakes in front of him, players congratulating Mandela, and with Zelda la Grange. The files numbered in the 5000s are the Bafana images and those numbered in the 18000s are Springboks.

Ngwenya, Juda

Douw Steyn meets with Nelson Mandela, 2008.10.29, Houghton: [Set of 23 Still Images]

Mandela with Douw Steyn in his office, group photos including Graça Machel, and others.

Douw Steyn is a South African businessman who owns Auto and General Insurance and left South Africa in 1992 to launch the Budget Insurance group in London. He also owns Shambala Game Reserve in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

van Huyssteen, Alet

Club of Madrid presented Nelson Mandela with the Club de Madrid Democratic Leadership Award, 2008.12.15, Houghton: [Set of 56 Still Images]

The Club of Madrid is presenting Mandela with the Club de Madrid Democratic Leadership Award. Award number: A0550
The Club de Madrid is an independent non-profit organization composed of over 90 democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers from more than 60 different countries, constituting the world´s largest forum of former Heads of State and Government, who have come together to respond to a growing demand for support among leaders in two key areas: democratic leadership and governance; and response to crisis and post-crisis situations.

Yazbek, Debbie

Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife, 1929.10.11, Eastern Cape: [Still Image]

Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife. He became Nelson Mandela’s guardian after the death of Mandela’s father. Nelson Mandela lived at the homestead of Jongintaba from the age of 9 until 16 and was raised together with Jongintaba's children.

Moravian Archives

Luyolo Stengile Collection, 1938, Healdtown: [8 Photographic Prints]

Photos of Healdtown College. In the Class photograph are, among others: Nelson Mandela (back row, fifth from the right), Myrtle Workman (white woman), Rev. Arthur Wellington (next to Myrtle), Rev. S. M. Mokitimi (next to Wellington), Jane Methola (next to Mokitimi) and Gilbert Nzimani (behind Mokitimi).

Stengile, Luyolo

Launch of Insurgent Citizens: Reflections on Protest in Democratic South Africa Exhibition

The Nelson Mandela Foundation collaborated with the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) to launch the exhibition Insurgent Citizens- Reflections on Protest in Democratic South Africa at the Foundation’s Centre of Memory. Photographs show guest viewing the exhibition and singing in the Auditorium. The event was facilitated by Sumaya Hendricks and the Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was the keynote speaker.

Distilled Photography

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”.

Arends, Ethel

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