Rusty Bernstein's Papers includes personal correspondence to family and comrades, professional documentation relating to his career as an architect and inventor, and a large collection of writing, including drafts and material for his political biography Memory Against Forgetting as well as articles, essays and literature relating to prominent events in the liberation struggle (The 1946 Mine Workers Strike, The Freedom Charter and the Rivonia Trial). The collection also includes written material relating to his political career in the Communist Party and involvement with the ANC and as editor/contributor to journals like Fighting Talk and The African Communist and a lecture series given in Moscow to young militants of the ANC. Hilda Bernstein's papers include a series of journals dating from 1967 to 2001 and personal diaries written whilst in prison, and on travels throughout South Africa and Europe. A large part of the collection marks her involvement with women's rights and work for the ANC Women's League. There is also a considerable collection of art records documenting her career in London and Europe. The bulk of the collection is comprised of records relating to Hilda's extensive writings - books, articles and political literature. Of particular prominence is material collected for her most recent book The Rift, which captures the experiences of South African exiles. There is also a large collection of correspondence both personal and professional and political brochures relating to her position as City Councillor for the Communist Party in Johannesburg from 1943 to 1946.
The records kept by Hilda (viewed as 'evidence' of Hilda's activities) far outnumber those kept by Rusty. It would be misleading to presume that this is in any way a complete archive of the Bernstein's activities. On the contrary, there are large gaps. For example, there is very little in the collection relating directly to the Freedom Charter, in which Rusty played a major part in the organizing committee and was responsible for drafting the country-wide submissions that would become the Charter. Consideration should also be made for the possibility that Hilda is a more conscientious record keeper than Rusty was, or that due to persistent banning and arrest Rusty was forced to destroy evidence of his activities or resist the documentation of these activities. In truth, the reasons for the shape of this collection are too numerous and extensive to state. As it stands, the researcher can at best make this deduction - that Hilda's work and influence in the liberation struggle, particularly in the role assigned to woman, is vast and unique, and deserves attention beyond the shadow cast by Rusty's political career. In Hilda's case it is a matter of the biography that has yet to be written.
Collection of historical photographs held by the Mayibuye Archives: Yusuf Dadoo and Joe Slovo in a march in London, 1963, in response to increasing repression against apartheid in South Africa and the arrest of Nelson Mandela and other comrades; Mandela with members of the National Liberation Front of Algeria in 1962; Mandela posing for a photo with Batshaka Cele, a relative of Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
SAIRR correspondence and memorabilia to and from the South African Institute of Race relations.. Correspondence includes New Age article of the letter by Ntsu Mokhehle to Nelson Mandela on the Attack 28 August 1961. Nelson Mandela correspondencewith Si De Villiers Graaf on the inauguration of the Republic
Photographs were taken on the rooftop of flat number 13 Kholvad House, 27 Market Street, Johannesburg. The group photo is with from L to R: Yusuf Cachalia (SAIC), DU Mistry (SAIC), Dan Tloome (SACTU/ANC), Goolam Pahad (SAIC), OR Tambo (ANC), David Bopape (Transvaal ANC), Molvi Cachalia (SAIC).
Robert Sobukwe papers, in the collection there is a copy of the correspondence to the Commanding Officer Robben Island enclosing R100 books for Nelson Mandela and a publication with the title The South Africa Mandela - ANC dialogue euphoria.
Kop en skouers foto van gllimlaggende Nelson Mandela, hoogaangeskrewe leier van die ANC ( African National Congress) en stigterlid van Umkhonto we Sizwe= Head and shoulders photo of smiling Nelson Mandela, acclaimed leader of the ANC (African National Congress) and founder member of Umkhonto we Sizwe. 12cmX17 cm
Nelson Mandela during his 1962 trial for incitement and leaving the country without a passport. He was wearing beads and carrying the jackal skin kaross to emphasise his African identity. The photograph is a grab from a video.
The photos are taken on 12 June 1964, the day of the verdict in the Rivonia Trial. Lionel Shapiro took the photos whilst studying at Wits and taking pictures once a week for the student paper. Nelson Mandela leaving court in a prison van, protestors, Winnie Mandela and Mandela's mother.
The collection consists of 4 photographs - LS001: Winnie Mandela and Mandela's mother, Nosekeni leaving court; LS002: June Mlangeni leaving the court; LS003: The trialists leaving court after the sentencing in a prison van. Mandela is the first person on the left in the van; and LS004: A supporter outside the court with placard "We are proud of our leaders".
Jeremy Baskin collection is made up of workers related issues has material on speech by Nelson Mandela on the release and ado0cument presented by Mandela on violence and the armed struggle. Address to COSATU workshop. Records of the summit convened by President Nelson Mandela on Job creation.
Class actuality- Release of Nelson Mandela. Concept actuality supplied by the parliamentary team of the State president, Mr. P.W. Botha speaking in the house of assembly about the possible release of Nelson Mandela.
Radio South Africa report by Freek Robinson on an international conference in Oslo Norway where Mr Nelson Mandela criticises actions of South African Police and the deputy minister of foreign affairs Mr Leon Wessels says Apartheid was a dreadful mistake.
RSN Interview by reverend Ngcobo with Chief Minister of Kwa Zulu and president of Inkatha Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi about an incident in which eight people who were killed in Natal. In the interview, he voices his views on multi-party democracy and his relationship with Mr. Nelson Mandela.
RSN Class actuality- concept report by Freek Robinson on the Mandela tribute concert at Wembley in London with the actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who attacks the Thatcher government's stand on sanctions.
RSN - Speech report by Anthony Sibambo on the visit to Kangwane homeland by of deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela who accuses farmers of exploiting their workers and saying the homeland policy is the root of this problem.
Radio South Africa Speech Actuality of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela rejecting the concept of group rights at a rally in Soweto- Mr Nelson Mandela also refers to the discussion between the South African government and the ANC.
Radio South Africa - Report of the of the arrival in London of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela by Keith Chalkey Arrival of deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela and, the Rev Jesse Jackson- to attend a pop concert in the honour of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela,
Nelson Mandela at the Johannesburg Stadium in 1990 at what was probably Mandela’s first rally in Johannesburg (as opposed to Soweto) after his release from prison. Mandela with a raised fist; speaking; Walter Sisulu; Winnie and Albertina Sisulu are also in the photos.
Radio South Africa Actuality - Report by Ami Nanackchan on a rally addressed by the Deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela, in Durban. In the address, Mr Mandela refers to violence and killings in Natal and asks the people engaged in violence to throw their weapons into the sea.
Radio RSA English service actuality special live transmission of the release of Mr Nelson Mandela from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl comments by Kathy Fitch- singing cheering crowd- Comments by Clarence Keyter actual release of Mr Nelson Mandela
Radio South Africa - Interview- Clarence Keyter and Pekane Mashillwane in conversation with the ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela on his views on Negotiations; Sanctions; Nationalisation; democracy; White fears- The political future of South Africa and dismantling of Apartheid.
RSN report actuality new political dispensation news conference- Report by Manas Tshungu on a news conference by the released political prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela on Monday 12 February at Bishop's court in Cape Town. - An actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to various political issues in South Africa.
RSN Actuality -report by Sarah Oelofse on a press conference where the president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives his views on the violence in Natal and refers specifically to the role of the South African police in the conflict- Mr Mandela also gives reasons for the suspension of the talks with the South African government.
Radio South Africa -Actuality president FW De Klerk and deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela with Actuality of Mr FW De. Klerk who refers to the future discussions between the government and the ANC.
Radio South Africa Actuality- Mass meeting of the ANC at Soccer City - the First National Bank Stadium in Crown Mines, Johannesburg to welcome back the Freed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela- crowd sings and cheer, a praise singer for Mr Nelson Mandela. Speech by Mrs Albertina Sisulu, speech by Mr Walter Sisulu, who pays tribute to Mr Mandela and introduces him to the people and the Speech by the Freed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the hardships of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom, the crisis in education, the need for the continuation of the armed struggle-- violence in Natal and the country as a whole, the role of the police, nationalisation and distribution of wealth, housing and the economy, the plight of the workers democracy and the importance of a disciplined mass action in the struggle for freedom
Chaskalson and Nelson Mandela in conversation at the Soccer City rally. This photograph will be used as the cover photograph of Arthur Chaskalson A Life Dedicated to Justice for All Stephen Ellmann book.
The Ecumenical Monitoring programme was established to monitor South African events up to the National elections in 1994. In the collection there is a Joint Statement by Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi at the Royal Hotel in March 1 1994.
Three sub-series of photographs by Pieter Boersma. 1. Nelson Mandela's visits to the Netherlands and France in 1990.; meeting with the Dutch Labour party (PvdA), the Association of West-European Parliamentarians against Apartheid (AWEPA) in Strasbourg and the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement. 2.Nelson Mandela's visits to Belgium in 1993 meeting the Belgian Parliament 3. Nelson Mandela at the ANC Rally in Soweto addressing the crowd in a stadium with Chris Hani standing next to him and Walter Sisulu on stage.
Photograph of Nelson Mandela signing the President's Bible during his inauguration, 10 May 1994, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa. Zenani Mandela stands behind him, as well as FW de Klerk and his wife. Signed by photographer William A. Br[?] (illegible).
Nelson Mandela Foundation and representatives from various political parties paying tribute to veterans of the liberation struggle at a special luncheon in Sandton, Johannesburg. In celebration of South Africa's struggle for liberation and democracy and to remind South Africans once in a while to stop, pause and give thanks to veterans of our struggle.
The proceedings of the 3rd Nelson Mandela annual lecture by the Kenyan environmentalist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and political activist Professor Wangari Mathaai, at Linder Auditorium, Wits University Johannesburg. Includes interview by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr Mamphela Ramphele.
Photos of Nelson Mandela arriving at the Banakekeleni Haven (hospice) in Kew, Johannesburg with the birthday cakes he received from Bafana Bafana and from the Springboks. Nelson Mandela is surrounded by children, cutting the cake, children clapping, congratulating and greeting him. Photos of the cakes and of children eating the cake are taken. Zelda la Grange is accompanying him.
Three (3) sub-series of photographs by Ilan Ossendryver. 1. Photos of Nelson Mandela and family took after the press conference in Soweto, probably on 13 or 14 February 1990, just after his release. Photos are taken in the front of his house with nurses greeting him, schoolgirls at the fence. Portraits and full photos of Mandela standing with a raised fist. Close-ups of Mandela with Zindzi Mandela and baby and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Murphy Morobe and Zwelakwe Sisulu are also in the photos.
2. Photos of Nelson Mandela casting his vote at the at the voting station in Houghton, Johannesburg. Zindziswa Mandela is in the photos.
3. Photos of Nelson Mandela attending Arbor day in Soweto holding a spade and planting a tree. Machel, Graça both seated greeting children dressed in green Arbor week T-shirts and yellow hats. Ahmed Kathrada is also in the photos.
Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel visiting Xhoma family at their home in Alexandra. The Xhoma family house is where Nelson Mandela rented a room as a young man when he first came to Johannesburg in 1941.
The series consists of 31 photographs with Madiba and great-grandson Ziyanda Manaway taken on 10 September 2009 for the launch of the children's version of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.
Photos of Nelson Mandela re-uniting with The Elders at a private lunch in Johannesburg. The Elders are Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu. Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi are honorary Elders.
The Black Stars, the national football team of Ghana, visit Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her Soweto home and procceed to visit Nelson Mandela at his Houghton home after they lost in the 2010 World Cup Soccer tournament.
Arthur Chaskalson, former President of the Constitutional Court and former Chief Justice of South Africa presents Nelson Mandela with a copy of “One Law, One Nation” on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Constitution.