The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited Chief Khosi Vho Ravele R.R., five learners and five coordinators from Maulume Village to visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and other legacy sites within Johannesburg. The trip was to give the learners an opportunity to learn about the history of their country as future leaders.
Highlights: Tour of the NMF Centre of Memory, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Hector Pieterson Museum & Vilakazi Street. Insightful engagements in the Centre of Memory about societal issues. Presentation of a vegetable and macadamia oil farming proposal. Exchange of gifts between the Chief and Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive.
Nelson Mandela Foundation Head of Leadership and Knowledge Development Verne Harris was a visiting professor at Dominican University in Chicago during its 2018-9 academic year. As the holder of the Follett Chair in information studies, on 16 April he delivered the annual Follett Lecture for 2019 (text attached). The title for the Lecture was A Time to Remember, A Time to Forget: Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and the Work of Memory.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation pays tributes to Lucia Raadschelders, with family, friends, and colleagues. Following Lucia’s wishes, it was a modest occasion, with the emphasis on storytelling. Three of her nine siblings travelled from the Netherlands to attend. Her brother Jan Raadschelders shared reminiscences from her childhood. A number of her former Operation Vula comrades attested to her courage and her deep commitment to the struggle for freedom in South Africa and elsewhere. Close friends told stories of her love for wilderness and the way in which she had made peace with mortality. Colleagues praised her professionalism as an archivist. And the Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands shared a message of condolence.
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.
A round-table discussion organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Support the Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) about issues surrounding the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
Photos of a dialogue held at Glenhove Conference Centre, Johannesburg, facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Brand South Africa. Africa-European economic relations and the challenge of overcoming financial and political alienation was the focus of the dialogue. Participants included Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Alex Stubb, who led the discussion, and Master of Ceremonies for the event, Dr.Petrus de Kock from Brand South Africa.
Launch of the ''Mandalas for Mandela'' exhibition. A collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Arts Alive and Imbali Visual Arts and the Constitution Hill. The exhibition comprises Mandalas from students from 26 Gauteng schools. It was launched at Constitution Hill on 6 September 2011 to coincide with the Arts Alive festival.
Verne Harris receives the 2009 International Thurgood Marshall Breaking Barriers Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) on behalf of Nelson Mandela. The handover event was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg. Mr Sello Hatang is also present. The award can be found in the Nelson Mandela Awards Collection under # A0070.
The South African athletes met with Nelson Mandela on their return from the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Athletes wearing Mandela Day T-shirts taking group photos with Nelson Mandela in his office, Zindzi Mandela hugging them and a big welcome from NMF staffers.
Dutch Ambassador Rob de Vos hands over a portrait painting of Nelson Mandela by the South African painter Marlene Dumas. The portrait is received by then Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor. Also with Sello Hatang, Verne Harris and Boniswa Qabaka.
An opening of the exhibition with cartoons by Zapiro about Nelson Mandela at the NMF. Shots of the life-size Nelson Mandela puppet cartoons up on the walls, visitors looking at the exhibition and Jonathan Shapiro (aka Zapiro).
An opening of the exhibition ‘Parenting a Nation’. An exhibition honouring Albertina and Walter Sisulu. With members of the Sisulu family, Mrs Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Frene Ginwala, Laloo Chiba, Ahmed Kathrada, Rica Hodgson, Gertrude Shope.
The opening of the exhibition ‘Making Peace’, an exhibition about Albert Luthuli. With Nelson Mandela; Dr Luthuli (Albert Luthuli’s daughter); the artist who painted The Black Christ, Ronald Harrison; Lindiwe Sisulu; Bill Clinton; Ahmed Kathrada; Nthato Motlana; Luli Callinicos and others
An Opening of the exhibition ''Prisoner in the Garden'' at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Shots of Nelson Mandela looking at the exhibition, Donald Card returning Mandela's letter book to him. Group photos.
Photo opportunity with Nelson Mandela: wearing the HIV/AIDS ribbon and the 466/64 shirt, portraits, looking at the archival material, Verne Harris showing Mandela archival materials, the crown of his head, hands, Nelson Mandela looking out of the window, and Zelda la Grange walking with Mandela.
Signing of the MoU between the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and the Market Theatre Foundation (MTF) for the handover of the exhibition 'Between States of Emergency' with NMF staff, MTF staff and Photo Workshop students.