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).
The Caring4Girls programme driven by the Imbumba Foundation tackles the plight of impoverished girls who often miss school during their menstrual cycles due to the lack of sanitary pads.
The aim of the Caring4Girls programme, which is a Mandela Day project, is to ensure access to much-needed sanitary towels so girls may stay in school, and ensure the development and growth of young South African women with dignity.
Nelson Mandela Centre of Learning is an initiative of the Earthrise Trust. Located in Naledi village on Rustlers Valley farm, near Ficksburg in the Free State and it was opened on the 17th of July 2016.
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.
Prince of Wales, Charles together with Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary's visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Verne Harris, head of Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation shows Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales early photos of Nelson Mandela and other items from the archive.
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.
Video on Nelson Mandela 1962 Africa trip diary and the 1962 Notebook handed to the National Archives of SA. Proceedings of the handover of the “Percy Yutar” papers from the Oppenheimer family to the National Archives of South Africa. Place Nelson Mandela Foundation. People Jakes Gerwel, Nicky Oppenheimer, Minister of Arts and Culture Dr Pallo Jordan, Ahmed Kathrada, Verne Harris, Sahm Venter and Rick Stengel.
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.
The 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Doctor Mo Ibrahim. The event was held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) on the 17th of August 2013. The theme for the lecture was “Building social cohesion”: a call for all South Africans to work towards a united, cohesive, democratic and national society. Dr Ibrahim’s address focused on the need for social cohesion not only in South Africa, but also between the 54 nations that make up the African continent.
Dialogue “The Secret, the Taboo and the Disavowal: Hidden spaces in South Africa’s liberation history”. The Dialogue sessions marked the 10 years since the passing of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
Dialogue between former combatants in the Balkans, Sarajevo. The organizers of the event were the Center for Nonviolent Action Sarajevo-Belgrade, Federal Foundation for the study of communist dictatorship, Archiv Bürgerbewegung Leipzig, Global Leadership Academy, and trips to Mostar and Sarajevo (Jablanica) tour on 8/9 June. Participants re: Dr. Anja Mihr (The Netherlands), Juriy Durkot (Ukraine), Verne Harris (South Africa), Chandre Gould (South Africa), Nenad Vukosavljevi? (Serbia) , Michael Parak (Germany) , Boro Kitanoski (Macedonia), Nicolas Moll (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Ivana Franovi? (Serbia), Adnan Hasanbegovi? (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Vesna Terselic (Croatia), Abdullah Ferizi (Kosovo), Jan Wesseler/David Graf (Germany), Resource person: Mirsad Toka?a (Research and Documentation Center Sarajevo).
Video about Pregs Govender interview on the book that she wrote on self -transformation. Biography talk held at the Cape Town book fair with Pregs Govender on violence against women on a journey of self-transformation and how to deal with our own fears as human beings.
Video on Verne Harris being interviewed on the Mandela Archive and on the work of the Nelson Mandela Centre of memory, recording of some of the Archive contents, the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff on their desks and meetings that were taking place at the Foundation
Video on Verne Harris introducing the Stengile family that gave the Nelson Mandela Foundation the school photo of Healdtown. One of Nelson Mandela's school mates, Nzimeni Stengile kept the photo in his collection and kept on showing his grandchildren that he studied with Nelson Mandela. More people in the school photo are identified a by members of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.
The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.
Session 1 Assessing the process of opening the archive and understanding their continuing role in constituting a post-apartheid. Paper by Sello Hatang- PAIA and the archive act breaking the barrier to access to information. Paper by Ciraj Rasool - Heritge archives museums, heritage practice and museum practice.
The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.
Session 1 (Continuation) Assessing the process of opening the archive and understanding their continuing role in constituting a post-apartheid. Presentation by Noel Solani- Archive and human relations in the digital word. Presentation by Verne Harris Memory systems in trouble at archivists have stopped being activists. Presentation by Sandra Prosalendis- Getting our acts together in order to perform that archive
The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton. Last part of Assessing new network of institutions and structures designed to deliver a transformed national archival system. Continuation of a presentation by Prof Sekgothe Mokgoatsana
Sessions 3 Exploring the distinction between “national interest” and “public interest” and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Input from Ellen Namila. Questions, comments and inputs
Photographs of re-opening refurbished building of Nelson Mandela Foundation and a handover ceremony of material to the National Archives of South Africa. The occasion also marked the introduction of Sello Hatang as Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation as of 1st June 2013 and bidding farewell to the foundations retiring CEO Achmat Dangor. Jack Devnarain welcomed guests including Professor Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele, acting chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the time and chairperson of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
Launch of the new programme of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Life College Association (LCA) to develop an exclusive academic programme titled "Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within". The programme is based on the book "Conversations with Myself" by Nelson Mandela and on his extensive personal archive.
Launch of the Digital archive Project with Google at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. People featured are Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, Paul Mashatile, Minister of Arts and Culture and Ahmed Kathrada.
Nelson Mandela recorded messages for the Interpol book launch and for the Africa Africa productivity conference. Includes the first part of the proceedings of the book launch for "The Meaning of Mandela" held at the Nelson Mandela FOundation
Video on presentation of the birthday commemorative stamps to Nelson Mandela by Vuyo Mahlathi CEO of the South African Post Office for the 90th birthday celebration presentation was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation
Footage of Verne Harris Interviewing Madiba for the book launch of Prisoner in the Garden: Reflections on prison life. The interview focused on both Robben Island and Victor Verster the 1977 media visit.
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 National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton. Ending of the session 3 Exploring colonial and apartheid in post-colonial contexts Questions, comments and inputs
Sessions 4 Exploring the distinctions between “national interest” and “public interest” and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Presentation by Xolela Mangcu- The Authenticity of the record. Presentation by Albie Sachs- Difference between national interest, public and private interest and the role of archives