Three (3) sub-series of photographs by Ilan Ossendryver. 1. Photos of Nelson Mandela and family took after the press conference in Soweto, probably on 13 or 14 February 1990, just after his release. Photos are taken in the front of his house with nurses greeting him, schoolgirls at the fence. Portraits and full photos of Mandela standing with a raised fist. Close-ups of Mandela with Zindzi Mandela and baby and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Murphy Morobe and Zwelakwe Sisulu are also in the photos.
2. Photos of Nelson Mandela casting his vote at the at the voting station in Houghton, Johannesburg. Zindziswa Mandela is in the photos.
3. Photos of Nelson Mandela attending Arbor day in Soweto holding a spade and planting a tree. Machel, Graça both seated greeting children dressed in green Arbor week T-shirts and yellow hats. Ahmed Kathrada is also in the photos.
- 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.
Video on Nelson Mandela’s message to the company Johnson and Johnson South Africa that is celebrating seventy fifth birthday in South Africa. Mentions the community community programs that Johnson and Johnson South Africa is involved in and the donations to the Nelson Mandela children's fund wishing the company success.
Video on Marie Bopp an AIDS activist has Breakfast with Nelson Mandela, Later in the day participates in an AIDS awareness campaign organised by Love life. Share a stage with Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton.
Video on Nelson Mandela birthday wishes for 1. Fidel Castro. Nelson Mandela mentions the role played by Cuba both in pre and post the struggle for liberation of South Africa. Nelson Mandela message wishing 2. Bill Clinton a happy birthday, congratulates Bill Clinton excelling in making creating a better life for all. 3. Message for the closing session of the Clinton global initiative 4. Message for the Mo Ibrahim in developing the new criteria for good governance for African continent leader who have the challenge to African communities from poverty 5. Message for the ASCCI presidential awards
Arthur Chaskalson, former President of the Constitutional Court and former Chief Justice of South Africa presents Nelson Mandela with a copy of “One Law, One Nation” on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Constitution.
Nelson Mandela birthday message to Auto General celebrating twent years in the insurance industry. Nelson Mandela congratulates Douw Steyn for the milestone and also thanking him for his hopsitality when writing his autobiography long walk to freedom, 2005.07.13, Houghton:
Footage on the proceedings of the launch of the exhibition and book Reflections in prison. In the same event Nelson Mandela receives the notebooks that mysteriously went missing after a raid in prison. Donald Card an official in prison returns them to Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.
Proceedings of the HIV/AIDS dialogue held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation attended by deputy minister Noziwe Madlala- Routledge. The dialogue was part of the process of reviewing the Nation Strategic plan on HIV/AIDS. Input from the participants was submitted to the National Department of Health to influence policymaking.
Nelson Mandela message on Emerging voices, a study that focuses on rural communities participating in highlighting the challenges that they are facing regarding rural schools and education. Madiba thanks the communities for their participation and mentions that education provides people with life skills that provide people with life changing opportunities. The study seeks to address and overcome the challenges in the quality of education that prevail in rural area and rural poverty as opposed to the urban areas. The message was first played in a rural education event in Limpopo
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.
Proceedings of an interview of Mr Ahmed Kathrada by Sahm Venter. The interview about his life, his involvement in the struggle against Apartheid, imprisonment, Robben Island, release and working for the African National Congress (ANC). The interviews starts with when Kathrada first received his drivers license driving people around and continues to his personal life his relationship with Sylvia, Bram Fischer,arrest, sentencing and being sent to Robben Island.
Until 2006 it focused on supporting a wide range of projects dear to Mr Mandela’s heart. In 2004 the Foundation established the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory & Dialogue to promote Mr Mandela’s legacy. It contains an archive about the life and work of Mr Mandela which also attempts to provide links to the many other archival references to him and a Dialogue programme which seeks to foster Mr Mandela’s spirit of community and humanity in bringing people together to discuss a range of crucial issues facing South Africa and the world