Proceedings of Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday and the launch of the exhibition Making peace celebrating the legacies of Chief Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela attended by Dr Albertina Luthuli, Bill Clinton, and Jakes Gerwel, Graca Machel, Ahmed Kathrada and Achmat Dangor.
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.
The proceeding of the launch of "The Authorised Portrait" book. Professor Jakes Gerwel welcomes all visitors, Ahmed Kathrada and Trevor Manuel gives comments and input about the book and South African post-apartheid president Thabo Mbeki in attendance.
Video on proceedings on the launch of the exhibition Parenting a Nation with Nelson Mandela, Frene Ginwala, Gertrude Shope,Rica Hodgson, Desmond Tutu, Max Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Mrs Mennel, and Achmat Dangor.
Video on Winnie Mandela Ahmed Kathrada, Photo with the Mandela Family Amina Cachalia, John Nkadimeng, Andrew Mlangeni, Mosie Moola and son, Henry Makgothi, Gertrude Shope. Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizo, Alexio Bizos, photo with Winnie.
Video on Nelson Mandela re-union with ex- treason trial and Rivonia trial members at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Andrew Mlangeni, Bertha Gxowa, John Nkadimeng, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Levy, Mpho Motsamayi, Leon Levy.
Proceedings of the interview of Ahmed Kathrada on their autobiographies/ memoirs while still in Robben island. Kathy mention that people need to know the past saying that currently there is high level of ignorance regarding the struggle against apartheid from the youth.
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.
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.
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.
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.