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.
Five sick children visit Madiba, organised by the Reach for a Dream Foundation: portraits Mandela, group photos, Nelson Mandela greeting children individually, Zelda la Grange, and members of the Reach for a Dream Foundation.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted five authors Sylvester Chauke (Stand Against Bland), Candice Mama (Forgiveness Redefined), Basetsane Kumalo (Bassie: My Journey of Hope), Unathi Nkayi (I Keep Learning), Ndileka Mandela (I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname) to share their stories. Mr Sello Hatang, facilitated by Mr Sylvester Chauke, and closing by Mr Yase Godlo, had the opening of the event.
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.
The Launch of Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run 2018 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. An audience and participants, a presentation on the history of the Mandela remembrance walk and run and speakers for launch.
Speakers and guests to the 'Remebering Madiba' evening, a Nelson Mandela Foundation organised commemoration event. Praise singer Jessica Mbangeni, President of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Sophia de Bruyn and many others. Bantu Holomisa was the guest speaker.
Research for the Exhibition ''Kukude Lapho Sivelakhona: The Life and Times of Jonas Gwangwa''. Researched photographs for the exhibition, organised by copyright holders in 13 folders. Mix of low and high res copies.
Research for the Exhibition ''Between States of Emergency''. Only photographs of 8 of the 40 participating photographers are included. The PDF file contains 2 photographs per photographer and all the text of the exhibition.
Sahm Venter's research trip to Addis Ababa, tracing back Nelson Mandela’s journey when he secretly left South Africa to undergo military training in Ethiopia. Includes interviews with Ethiopian generals who helped Nelson Mandela in 1962. Included are Colonel Fekadu Wakeni, Tefers Melesse, Co. Mengesh Zedwu at the Police Rapid Deployment Force base.
Researched and used photographs and documents for the exhibition ''Remember Africa – Remember Sobukwe'' in honour of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founding member and first President of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC).
Researched and used photographs for the first edition of the book ‘The Authorised Portrait’, published by Wild Dog Press in association with PQ Blackwell. The photographs are organised in 3 parts. The pdf files contains the credits for the photographs.
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.
Manuscripts and transcripts of interviews of Rica Hodgson in the making of her autobiography, Foot Soldier for Freedom. Also includes copies of newsclippings and messages of condolence received by the Hodgson family on the death of Jack Hodgson.
The Nelson Mandela Legacy RIDE4HOPE aims to create a platform to carry Mandela’s message of hope as it cuts across two provinces; from Vilakazi Street in Soweto (Gauteng) to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick (KwaZulu-Natal). The ride was 554km, which was split into 4 days, and the photographs show cyclists at Mandela House and on the road and the arrival to Howick.
Photographs of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Ride4Hope event to mark the 100 years centenary commemoration at Orlando Seventh Day Adventist School. The 554km Ride4Hope purpose is to carry out the Nelson Mandela call to make the world a better place for all. Photographs of school pupils cheering and waving as a group of cyclist off from Soweto early on 28 August 2018.
Performance of the theatre play "Rivonia Trial" at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The perfomance was attended by, among others, Nelson Mandela, surviving Trialists, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Nadine Gordimer, Mrs Motsoaledi, AM Wolpe. Playwrigth Mondi Wami.
This collection consists of photographs taken in Robben Island prison 1971 and 1977, and photographs of Islanders reunion at Victor Verster in 1989. Photographs taken during 1997 state-organised media visit to Robben Island are presumably taken from Nelson Mandela’s Department of Justice prison files.
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).
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.
A book about Samora Machel was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, entitled "Samora Machel". Sylvia Graham was the facilitator and key speakers were Sello Hatang, Albie Sachs, Andre Odendaal, Graça Machel, Shan Balton, and Alves Gomes. A group photograph of Josina Machel, Andre Odendaal, and Graça Machel inside the auditorium holding a copy of Samora Machel book.
Nelson Mandela received an early birthday present: a cheque for R3-million from the Sanlam Ubuntu-Botho empowerment partnership. The donation was made to the Nelson Mandela Endowment Fund to help ensure that the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation continues.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted the screening of Shepherds and Butchers, produced by Anant Singh and Brian Cox. A panel discussion on the death penalty preceded the screening; with David Moisi, who was previously on death row and Anant Singh.
In conversation with Sello Hatang, he was one of the Trek4Mandela climbers in August 2019, he made a presentation and shared his experiences with the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff facilitated by Samantha Mashapa.
Actor Sello Motloung visits the Nelson Mandela Foundation to prepared for his role as Nelson Mandela in an upcoming feature film ''An Act of Defiance' by listing to the sound recordings of Mandela's speech from the Dock.
One of the seminars on African Development: Forum of Thinkers with CONGAD (Council of non-governmental development support) and representatives of Civicus. Portraits, group sessions. 51 prints have not been numbered nor de-acidified.
The signage ceremony of the Project Emthonjeni between the Embassy of Japan and Emthonjeni Community Centre facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Followed by a guided tour by Sello Hatang to Nelson Mandela Foundation archive and permeant exhibition; and group photo of Sello, Louise, and Norio next to Nelson Mandela statue.
Schools for Africa (SFA) initiative: inception in 2005. Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society (HS) are initiators together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Started with the participation of 8 NatComs and Country offices and has increased to 26 in 11 countries.
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 legacy of Nelson Mandela was given wings with the unveiling of the Mandela Day logo by South African Airways (SAA) on the first aircraft of its entire fleet. The new branded A330-200 Airbus, fourth out of six new aircraft, was revealed to sponsors and the media at the airways’ technical park in Johannesburg. Siza Mzimela, CEO of SAA in her opening address said, “As an African carrier with global reach, it is only natural for SAA to strengthen its relationship with the Nelson Mandela Foundation by sharing our icon’s message with the world.” From left to right: UN representative Dr Stella Anyangwe; Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Achmat Dangor; SAA Chairperson Cheryl Carolus
South African Ambassador to Australia, Tebogo Seokolo and and his wife visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang, Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation gave them tour of the Foundation and of the archives.
Resolution of the Council of the District of Columbia declaring Wednesday, June 16, 1993 "South African Youth Day" in the District of Columbia, accompanied by proclamation of South African Youth Day in the city of Washington, D.C. by the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Photograph of a handicapped child holding a ball. The silver plate that was on the frame is inscribed with: To President Nelson Mandela. In honour of the inspiration and hope you have given to Special Olympics athletes and their families around the world. Signed at the back by the photographer.
The Struggle T-shirts: Public Testimony and Political Protest Exhibition Photographs. The exhibition is curated by Frances Andrew and draws on the extensive South African History Archive collection of struggle T-shirts.
The notion of using a T-shirt as a way of making a political statement first came into prominence in South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement, and “struggle T-shirts” were worn not only at rallies and political events, but also at funerals, where special designs were created to celebrate the life and legacy of deceased leaders, and at the release of those leaders who were serving sentences in apartheid jails.
Calls for the release of Mandela and others were emblazoned on many T-shirts both in South Africa and the world. Described by Andrew as “a political imperative for which the physical self was willingly placed in direct danger in order to resist”, the struggle T-shirt was used particularly to unite activists during mass protests by organisations such as the United Democratic Front, civic associations and workers’ unions.
However, outside of political protests and rallies these T-shirts also become ordinary, everyday pieces of clothing, which, as Andrew explains, is where “the true power of the T-shirt was activated”.
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.
Dialogue programme with theme ''Taking responsibility: Finding sustainable solutions to xenophobia'', co-organised with Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Event held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.