ANS started in 1973 as a not-for-profit US news agency. For two decades it gathered news about Africa related issues and the US foreign policy towards Africa. It continues to operate as AllAfrica Global Media.
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.
Handwritten speeches and papers by Nelson Mandela for the Pretoria Regional Court Trial (1962) and the Rivonia Trial (1963-1964). The collection includes further notes by Nelson Mandela for his defence; the application for the remand of the trial; an application challenging the right of the court to try him and his preparatory notes. Rivonia Trial records are a typed copy of Mandela's statement from the dock (signed); final clause of statement from the dock (manuscript); notes that Mandela intended to use if he were sentenced to death when asked if he had anything to say (manuscript). There are copies of these in the Legal Resources Centre, Bram Fischer Library, Johannesburg.
Launch of the Digital archive Project with Google at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. People featured are Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, Paul Mashatile, Minister of Arts and Culture and Ahmed Kathrada.
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.
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.
Joel Joffe was one of the defence lawyers in the Rivonia Trial. This collection contains a copy of the book written by him on the Rivonia Trial, The Rivonia Story, accompanied by copies of documents in Nelson Mandela's handwriting. The documents include his application for remand in the Pretoria Regional Court on 15 October 1962, a typed account of his speech in the Pretoria Regional Court, first draft of his speech and notes to be used if he was sentenced to death.
The African Activists Archive Project at Michigan State University works to preserve the history of US organisations and people in the struggle against apartheid. The very substantial website contains a directory of archives with descriptions. The project also has a substantial section on organisations outside the USA.
Photos of Xoliswa Ndoyiya at home in Transkei with family members. She was Nelson Mandela’s cook and has written and launched a cooking book with Nelson Mandela's favourite meals. The photos were taken for the book.
The South African athletes met with Nelson Mandela on their return from the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Athletes wearing Mandela Day T-shirts taking group photos with Nelson Mandela in his office, Zindzi Mandela hugging them and a big welcome from NMF staffers.
African Skies is a foundation for audio-visual archives and productions on Southern Africa. African Skies was founded in 1995, shortly after the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994. The roots of African Skies can be found in the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement. The Dutch AAM facilitated and sponsored the foundation of African Skies.
First public speech by Mandela in 27 years, after his release from prison. Mandela ends this address with a quote from his speech from the dock given at Rivonia trial in 1964. Note he is quoting from the prepared speech and not as he actually delivered at the trial. Both the verbatim and prepared speeches are reproduced.
David Dimbleby interviews F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela on the eve of De Klerk's departure for the United States (September 1990). De Klerk is asked about the violence between Inkatha and ANC supporters, the possible existence of a "third force" of right wing whites, the security forces' intervention in the fighting (Operation Iron Fist) and the relationship between Nelson Mandela and himself. Mr Mandela attacks government measures to curb the violence, threatens a possible withdrawal from the peace talks, comments on a possible meeting between Inkatha and the ANC, and responds to criticism of his wife, Winnie.
RSN Actuality Report by Clement Ntombela on a press conference where the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives his views on the violence in Natal and also reacts to the steps announced the State President to curb the violence.
Copies of records of the Delmas Treason Trial. Members of the 22 accused included Patrick Baleka, Popo Molefe, Patrick "Terror" Lekota and Moses Chikane. The records include references to, and police reports on the Release Mandela Campaign of the 1980s, Rivonia, and campaigns for the release of all political prisoners. The records also include state prosecution assessments of witness statements.