Documents accumulated by Sahm Venter from ca. 1984-2002 as part of her work as a journalist as well as a dedicated political activist during the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The documents have been categorised and arranged by the following subjects or formats: Personal papers Organisations / Community based organisations Court cases, Petitions and Appeals Speeches and writings Universities Publications.
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.
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.
Hand-over of Rivonia Trial Papers to the National Archives of South Africa and of the Kathrada/Rick Stengel Tapes with the interviews conducted for" Long Walk to Freedom" to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Dialogue held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on the role of the European Union in global affairs, notably in its relations with Africa. The European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, former President F.W. De Klerk, and Prof. Njabulo Ndebele participated in the dialogue.
Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.
The Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk which traced Nelson Mandela's passage through Tshwane (Pretoria) to his last resting place. The Walk started at Freedom Park and moved through Kgosi Mampuru Correctional services to Church Square, all the way to Lillian Ngoyi Square, and ended at the Union Buildings.
The Nelson Mandela 5th Annual Lecture with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate. The focuse of the Lecture was on the progress of Africa, that it needed to be balanced on three pillars: security, development and human rights.
Professor Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American author, human rights activist and distinguished professor of Literature and Latin-American Studies presented the Eighth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 31 July 2010. The venue for the lecture was Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The theme of the lecture was: Memory, Justice and Reconciliation.
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.
Mary Robinson, keynote speaker at the Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town, Graça Machel and Professor Jakes Gerwel, chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation arriving before the start of the lecture and photos of the social event after the lecture.
Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty, presenting the 2015 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus. Photos were taken before, during and after the lecture.
The 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2016 was delivered by Bill Gates on the eve of International Mandela Day at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed the theme “Living Together” in his lecture.
1990s photographs of Nelson Mandela holding an impromptu press conference outside his house, 8115 Vilakazi Street in Soweto on 13 February 1990, Mandela attending the Convention for Democratic South Africa, riot police.
Photographs of King Kong musical, a South African Jazz-influenced musical that played an extraordinary role in enhancing collaboration between black and white South African in the international entertainment field, and as a direct challenge to apartheid. Photographs of Chief Albert Luthuli, Albertina Luthuli, Robert Sobukwe, Ahmed Kathrada,
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.
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 ‘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.
20 faded colour photoprints taken in 1990 in Tanzania on the occasion of Nelson Mandela's first visit there since 1962. Some are taken at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). Other identifiable people appearing in the pictures are: Winnie Mandela, Chris Hani, Ruth Mompati, James Mahlangu(?), Cyril Ramaphosa, Valli Moosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manual, Alpheus Manghezi (head of SOMAFCO).
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.
Tokyo Sexwale, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Dr Ali Bacher, Gwede Mantashe and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce participating in the official global launch of Global Watch, an initiative to end racism in sports.
Nelson Mandela, members of staff, Board members, and visitors celebrate the 10-year service of several members of staff. Nelson Mandela handing over 10-year service certificates to the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff, is introduced to new members of staff and group photos taken per department.
Gauteng Department of Education (DoE), LeadSA and Proudly SA launched a joint Mandela Day Initiative, aiming to improve the literacy rate and called to donate books to schools, libraries and other organisations in need.
The series begins with the visit of Auma Obama (half-sister of US President Barack Obama), US Ambassador Donald Gips, his wife and sons to the gifts room and the archives. Followed by photographs of Bill Clinton making a speech, Achmat Dangor (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO of the time), Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Leslie Maasdorp (vice-Chairman ABSA Capital), Audience in the auditorium,
The launch of the coffee table book ‘Mandela: The Authorised Portrait’ with Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Albie Sachs, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manuel, Jakes Gerwel, Graça Machel and others. Some nice photos of Mandela and others with the book cover behind them.
launche of the book "Conversations with Myself" in South Africa at Market Theatre. The MC of the day is John Kani who also read the audio version of the book. In the chairs are: Ahmed Kathrada, Zindzi Mandela and great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.
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.
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.
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.