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Agence France-Press (AFP), 1950s-1990s, South Africa: [Set of 11 Still Images]

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.

Agence France-presse

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

Judge Thumba Pillay Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/9
  • Series
  • 1959-01-01 - 1979-12-31
This series consists of two letters smuggled out of Robben Island in 1977. Mac Maharaj gave them to Judge Thumba Pillay of legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. The letters are written by Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada, both of them wishing to appoint the firm to act on their behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused contact with their attorneys, they had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation. The collection includes an envelope that Judge Pillay had posted addressed to his law firm. He did this in the event that the Security Police questioned him about how he received the letters, he would be able to prove that they were posted anonymously to him.
A second donation of Judge Thumba Pillay contains correspondence and documents (mainly copies) pertaining to the case of Mandela vs Minister of Prisons.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_1_001.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_1_002.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_002.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_003.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_004.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_005.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_006.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_007.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_008.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_009.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_2_010.jpg

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

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_3_001.jpg

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.

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_3_002.jpg

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.

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Legacy dialogues: Legacy leaders and movements, 2014.04.14, Houghton: [Dialogue]

Legacy dialogues: Legacy leaders and movements. People Verne Harris director of Archives and Memory, Interlocutor- Mac Maharaj, Panellists Hugh Macmillan and Dr Adeke Adebajo. Comments/Inputs /Questions Frene Ginwala, Zolile Mvunelo, George Bizos, Sophie Mokoena, Amukelani Hlavhano, Sipho Mkhwanazi.

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)

Opening Centre of Memory, 2004.09.21, Houghton: [Set of 65 Still Images]

An opening of the Centre of Memory. Featuring Brad Pitt looking at the exhibition, Nelson Mandela arriving with Zelda la Grange, Nelson Mandela looking at the exhibition, Nelson Mandela and Nelson Mandela Foundation staff group photos, Ahmed Kathrada and Mac Maharaj looking at the exhibition ’Prisoner in the Garden’; Shots of archival materials, Donald Card and his wife.

Willman, Matthew

Proceedings of Nelson Mandela celebrating Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday in 2007, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

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.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Researched photographs for the exhibition "Mandela-Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator", 1950s-1990s

Researched photographs for the exhibition ''Mandela- Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman. Exhibition for the Apartheid Museum celebrating the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Opened in 2008 as part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.

Various

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.

Unveiling of the Nelson Mandela Statue at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg

281 Digital photos of the Unveiling of the statue at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, with, among others, MC Basetsana Kumalo, Ndileka Mandela, Zindzi Mandela, Amina Cachlia, John Samuel, Miss Teen SA 2003, a school choir, Mac Maharaj, Ahmed Kathrada, Gary Vipond (manger of the Square), and granddaughter Dorothy Mandela.

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