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Nelson Mandela Presidential Gifts

Collection of gifts and awards presented to Nelson Mandela during his tenure as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. The collection includes gifts from Heads of State, well-known personalities, and ordinary citizens from across the world.
There are gifts from former US President Bill Clinton, current US President George W. Bush, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and the late Yasser Arafat. There are gifts from children ranging between the ages of 3 and 18 from across the world, as well from former anti-apartheid activists. The awards include honorary fellowships, Freedom of the City awards, honorary citizenships, honorary degrees, peace and human rights awards, literary awards, media awards and orders of merit from more than 50 countries around the world. Amongst these are the Nobel Peace Prize, one of thirteen existing facsimiles of the Salisbury Magna Carta, and the Official Presidential Medallion commemorating President Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994.

South African Government Presidency

Childhood Days

Chapter 1 of the unpublished autobiography written on Robben Island in 1976, covering the period between his birth and his passage of rite into manhood.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Address by President Nelson Mandela at the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Steve Biko's death

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  • 1997-09-01
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Unveiling of a statue on th 20th anniversary of Steve Biko's death ; Page one of the Transcript is from the ANC Website and page two is from the South African Government Information Website and has one different and one extra paragrpah:

"A new attitude of mind and way of life are required in our efforts to change the huma

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Nelson Mandela Monument in Mvezo, Eastern Cape

The monument forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum, a development that also comprises the proposed Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre at Qunu, a few meters from Mandela's home, and a museum in Mthatha that houses gifts and awards.

Madiba at Home - Mvezo

Video recording of Nelson Mandela celebrating his 87th birthday in Mvezo, his birthplace. He is met by the chief of Mvezo and some community members. The children are asked what standard they are in school, some community members inform him about their participation in the struggle for liberation. Community members and the children sing happy birthday for him and he leaves.

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife, 1929.10.11, Eastern Cape: [Still Image]

Supreme chief of the Tembu Jongintaba Dalindyebo with his wife. He became Nelson Mandela’s guardian after the death of Mandela’s father. Nelson Mandela lived at the homestead of Jongintaba from the age of 9 until 16 and was raised together with Jongintaba's children.

Moravian Archives

AMO, 1995-1996, South Africa: [Set of 13 Images]

Photographs of Nelson Mandela engaging in diffferent activities, including:
Nelson Mandela greeting children in his hometown, Qunu, Christmas Day, 1995. Signing the constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Sharpeville, 10 December 1996, with (from right) Cyril Ramaphosa and mayor of the Lekoa-Vaal Metropolitan Council, Yunus Chamda. At Libertas, the presidential residence in Pretoria, which Nelson Mandela renamed Mahlamba Ndlopfu, meaning. ‘The New Dawn’ in Xitsonga or, literally, ‘the washing of the elephants’.

AMO

Louise Gubb, 1990s: [Set of 10 Images]

-Photos of Nelson Mandela with his grandson Bambatha in Qunu, 1990.
-Nelson Mandela visiting Kwa Ndebele, March 1994
-Nelson Mandela visiting schools, January 1995
-Nelson Mandela visiting Victor Vester Prison which is now known as Drakenstein Correctional Centre.October 1996 at Paarl, South Africa.
-Nelson Mandela visiting pre-schools and crèches on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa, June 1997
-Annual Gold Award Ceremony of the President’s Award, South Africa, 25 November 1994 Birthday celebrations, July 1997; At the opening of Cape Town SOS Children’s Village, Cape Town, South Africa, 25 May 1996 Birthday celebrations, July 1997.

Gubb, Louise

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