Material collected in the course of preparing the book “Mandela: The Authorised Portrait”: 54 typed interview transcripts; 55 cassette tapes; 9 digital audio mini disks (with interviews); 7 3.5" floppy disks (transcripts), with data transferred to 1 CD. The interviews were carried out by Tim Couzens and Amina Frense in 2005.
Sita’s 1963 diary, with additional entries from 1962. Also includes leaflets: “The Group Areas Act & Mr. Nana Sita” (1964?), SA Indian Congress, London; and pamphlets: “I Accuse!” Speeches to court by Nelson Mandela, 1962-1963 trial (origin unknown); “South Africa’s Treason Trial” (1957), “Afrika!” Publications, Johannesburg.
Sita had concealed these documents in a cushion to avoid them being confiscate during raids by the security police at her family home. In 2008, Sita gifted the cushion to Mandela for his 90th birthday stating on an accompanying note that he will find the contents of the cushion interesting. When the gift was received, the cushioned was unstitched revealing the documents.
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.
Collection of paper-based material from the period when Nelson Mandela was president. The material was among the Children's correspondence that was written to Mr Mandela and Mrs Rosa Parks. The material was separated with the intention to send it back to the National Archives. The process has been very long and the Nelson Mandela Foundation decided to accession it for accountability purposes.
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.
Public Dialogue organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), the Oslo Freedom Forum, Media Monitoring Africa and the Hanns Seidel Foundation with speakers, members of the audience and at the end of the series a tour of the archive.
President of France, François Hollande and First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler meeting with Mrs Graça Machel and Minister Jeff Radebe, welcomed by Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. In their discussion, First Lady, Ms Trierweiler, supported the Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign, which Mrs Machel promotes in her capacity as patron. After the discussion, Mrs Machel accompanied President Hollande and Ms Trierweiler on a guided tour of the Foundation including a visit to the archive of Mr Mandela’s private papers.
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.
The collection is made up of copies of material from Motsamayi Mpho and his participation in the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The collection has the rare 1950s and early 60s collection of newspaper clippings amongst which is a photo of Nelson Mandela in Tunisia and Ethiopia. There are copies of private correspondence. The collection has been organised in the following categories: correspondence, Women's Anti pass Campaign, speeches, pamphlets and publications.
Programme and photographs of a Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) event in a school in Cape Town around HIV/AIDS. Speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
Dialogue on ART (Antiretroviral) Strategic Plan at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The focus is on ART Delivery. With Deputy Minister of Health, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge; Mrs Graça Machel; Dr Mothomang Diaho; Dr Faisel Randera; Naomi Warren; Mark Heywood (TAC); Dr Liz Floyd; Sibongile Mkhabela (NCMF).
Photos taken at Nelson Mandela’s Houghton home on the occasion of Ndileka’s 47th birthday. With Nelson Mandela, Ndileka Mandela (daughter of the late Thembi), Amina Cachalia, Pamela Dos Santos as well as Graca Machel.
Photos of the preferred site dedication ceremony for the establishment of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) Annual Children’s Celebration.