The item consists of a 1990 diary given to Mandela by JN and Radhi Singh when they visited him at Victor Verster Prison. Mandela made very few entries, and his last entry is on 13 January. He describes a group of ducks that had wandered into the house which served as his jail. Only the pages with writing on it has been digitised and the back and front cover and will be described in detail.
Photographs of Nelson Mandela engaging in diffferent activities, including: Nelson Mandela greeting children in his hometown, Qunu, Christmas Day, 1995. Signing the constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Sharpeville, 10 December 1996, with (from right) Cyril Ramaphosa and mayor of the Lekoa-Vaal Metropolitan Council, Yunus Chamda. At Libertas, the presidential residence in Pretoria, which Nelson Mandela renamed Mahlamba Ndlopfu, meaning. ‘The New Dawn’ in Xitsonga or, literally, ‘the washing of the elephants’.
A variety of Nelson Mandela photographs in 1990s, including: visiting different schools and nursery's in the Cape, with Walter Sisulu, a group photo with members of the cabinet, wearing a HIV Positive t-shirt, with Trevor Manuel embracing a staff member at Hanover Day Hospital.
A variety of Nelson Mandela photographs during his presidency including: Election campaigning in 1994, polishing his shoes aboard the presidential jet, with his son Makgatho, meeting wives of former South African leaders.
Nelson Mandela votes for the first time at Ohlange school, Inanda, 27 April 1994. The venue was near the grave of the first ANC president, Johan Dube. Nelson Mandela with Jessie Duarte, ANC Chief of Operations in the presidency in Shell House, Johannesburg.
launche of the book "Conversations with Myself" in South Africa at Market Theatre. The MC of the day is John Kani who also read the audio version of the book. In the chairs are: Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela and great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.
Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.
The Mandela Legacy Cup: a public tribute that was held at Bidvest Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg . The Proteas played against the Springboks in a friendly cricket match with special performances from Johnny Clegg and Prime Circle, and public team signings to honour Madiba.
Photographs of Nelson Mandela meeting the former South African rugby team, attending the second round of official talks, CODESA meetings, his release from prison as well as his inaugural as the first black President of South Africa. Photograph of Nelson Mandela signing the new Constitution of South Africa into law in 1996 and Cyril Ramaphosa holds it up, alongside Nelson Mandela.
African National Congress (ANC) supporters listening to the address of ANC President Nelson Mandela during the 1994 election campaign, prior to the 27 March 1994 general election, the country's first democratic elections. Taken in a stadium. With a huge 'Mandela for President' banner.
Mandela at Tuynhuys, with Oliver Tambo at ANC's first conference in South Africa since its banning in 1960; Mandela looking at a photo of the Regent of Abathembu, Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo; Mandela wearing a jackal skin kaross he wore in court to emphasise his African identity.
Photographs of Winnie Madikizela- Mandela signing the divorce; Nelson Mandela signing South Africa's new constitution with Cyril Ramaphosa standing next to him looking on; Mandela attending meetings and negotiations; political marches by crowds; President Thabo Mbeki's presentation to the FIFA Executive Committee on South Africa's bid for 2010 Soccer Wold Cup in Switzerland.
Photographs of Nelson Mandela during the defiance campaign; Nelson Mandela boxing with champion Jerry Moloi on the rooftop of the South African Associated Newspapers (SAAN); photograph of Winnie Mandela in 1962, the African National Congress (ANC) delegation; and marches during the Treason Trial, South Africa.
African National Congress (ANC)'s election campaign, Nelson Mandela and President F.W de Klerk making press statements during the first official talks between the South African Government and the African National Congress (ANC); group photo of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and F.W de Klerk.
Photographs taken during the apartheid era. The library at the University of Fort Hare 1946, Nelson Mandela getting married to Winnie in 1958, Mandela and Winnie relaxing with friends, Mandela at a meeting in Addis Ababa during his trip through Africa 1962, Mandela and his eldest son Thembekile, and Mandela in Morocco to receive military training from Algerian Freedom Fighters.
Photographs of events and people between the 1940s and and 1990s, such as Nelson Mandela addressing 21 women who were charged in taking part in the “boycott disturbance” as their lawyer. Nelson Mandela with family, comrades and attending campaigns.
Nelson Mandela on 11 February 1990 making his first speech on the balcony of Cape Town City Hall. The other photograph is a "Free Mandela" slogan spray painted on an electrical box in a township, next to a fruit stall.
Nelson Mandela receiving the Freedom of the City of Cape Town on 27 November 1998; Nelson Mandela at a rally in Mitchells Plain, outside Cape Town ahead of South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994; at an ANC rally in Cape Town; of the jackal skin kaross Mandela wore to his 1962 trial once and now as a bedcover at Mandela House museum, in Soweto and finally Mandela with his lawyer at his house in Soweto.
1990s photographs of Nelson Mandela holding an impromptu press conference outside his house, 8115 Vilakazi Street in Soweto on 13 February 1990, Mandela attending the Convention for Democratic South Africa, riot police.
Nelson Mandela shortly after he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president on 10 May 1994. A jubilant Mandela holding the hands of his predecessor FW De Klerk and his Deputy president Thabo Mbeki.