One of South Africa's National Orders. Awarded to Mandela for his exceptional and unequalled contribution to the liberation struggle, national reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa, and for his unwavering commitment to peace and justice in the world. Presented by President Thabo Mbeki. Mandela was the first recipient of the order in the Platinum class.
In this, the opening of the Defence case, Mandela states that his experiences in South Africa and his pride as an African underlie his actions. He details how and why Umkhonto we Sizwe was formed and what its strategies were. He also responds to the allegations of the State one by one and includes an explanation of both his ideological influences and his ideals.
Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela reads out his father's rejection letter, the 'My father says' speech, to a mass gathering in Jabulani Stadium, Soweto. This was when the then State President PW Botha offered Nelson Mandela his freedom on condition that he 'unconditionally rejected violence as a political weapon'.
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.
Nelson Mandela during his 1962 trial for incitement and leaving the country without a passport. He was wearing beads and carrying the jackal skin kaross to emphasise his African identity. The photograph is a grab from a video.
Photographs were taken on the rooftop of flat number 13 Kholvad House, 27 Market Street, Johannesburg. The group photo is with from L to R: Yusuf Cachalia (SAIC), DU Mistry (SAIC), Dan Tloome (SACTU/ANC), Goolam Pahad (SAIC), OR Tambo (ANC), David Bopape (Transvaal ANC), Molvi Cachalia (SAIC).
- Nelson Mandela delivering cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springboks to the Bonakele Hospice in Kew, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008. -Nelson Mandela with Albertina Sisulu meeting a writer of prize winning essay at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2008. -Nelson Mandela meeting one of the children during a Reach for a Dream visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Johannesburg, December 06. -Family painting project for the Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in August 2009 -Nelson Mandela at 92, with children from Qunu and Mvezo at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.
Photos of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela just after his release with one of their grandchildren in the garden of the house in Soweto,February 1990. Shots of Nelson Mandela at Arbor Week in Soweto, Johannesburg, September 2008.
Youth dialogue by Dr. Mo Ibrahim, participants Luvuyo Mandela, Zengeziwe Msimang, Nelisiwe Fente, Thulani Madondo and Mandla Sibeko at the Maboneng precinct downtown Johannesburg, as part of the 11th Annual lecture dialogue conversation.
Women ‘s dialogue with Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Kave Bulambo, Ferial Haffajee, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Aisha Mohammed, Mrs Graca Machel, Mrs Zanele Mbeki held at Freedom Park as part of the Annual lecture dialogue conversation.
The Mandela Legacy Cup: a public tribute that was held at Bidvest Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg . The Proteas played against the Springboks in a friendly cricket match with special performances from Johnny Clegg and Prime Circle, and public team signings to honour Madiba.
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.