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Nelson Mandela Foundation: Interview of Ahmed Kathrada by Sahm Venter, 2009.05.12, Houghton: [Interview]

Proceedings of an interview of Mr Ahmed Kathrada by Sahm Venter. The interview about his life, his involvement in the struggle against Apartheid, imprisonment, Robben Island, release and working for the African National Congress (ANC). The interviews starts with when Kathrada first received his drivers license driving people around and continues to his personal life his relationship with Sylvia, Bram Fischer,arrest, sentencing and being sent to Robben Island.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Mandela Prison memoirs, 2004.09.21, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Footage on the proceedings of the launch of the exhibition and book Reflections in prison. In the same event Nelson Mandela receives the notebooks that mysteriously went missing after a raid in prison. Donald Card an official in prison returns them to Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Envelope

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

Smuggled Letter - Nelson Mandela

This item consists of a letter written by Nelson Mandela to the legal firm of Seedat Pillay & Co. that was smuggled out of Robben Island Prison. Mandela wished to appoint the firm to act on his behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused to allow him contact with his attorneys, he had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Smuggled Letter - Ahmed Kathrada

This item consists of a letter written by Ahmed Kathrada to the legal firm of Seedat Pillay & Co. that was smuggled out of Robben Island Prison. Kathrada wished to appoint the firm to act on his behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused to allow him contact with his attorneys, he had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation.