Professor Ariel Dorfman with Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, renowned Zimbabwean-born writer Elinor Sisulu as well as poet and former political activist Doctor Mongane Wally Serote in a discussion on the role of art in consolidating democracy and fighting oppression. Shots of Professor Dorfman signing a book after the event. The event was held in Freedom Park and gathered together authors, writers, journalists, students, scholars and academics to interrogate how art can help build strong and robust democracies.
The 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Doctor Mo Ibrahim. The event was held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) on the 17th of August 2013. The theme for the lecture was “Building social cohesion”: a call for all South Africans to work towards a united, cohesive, democratic and national society. Dr Ibrahim’s address focused on the need for social cohesion not only in South Africa, but also between the 54 nations that make up the African continent.
Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.
Nelson Mandela shortly after he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president on 10 May 1994. A jubilant Mandela holding the hands of his predecessor FW De Klerk and his Deputy president Thabo Mbeki.
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.
The ISS has worked with the OAU and has, amongst others, released a CD-ROM containing all OAU Council of Ministers and Summit decisions, declarations and commitments from 1963 to 2001. The CD also contains the key documents for the following regional organisations: SADC, ECOWAS, IGAD and COMESA. It is a work in progress, and will be updated with documents from other sub-regional organisations and more recent documentation, as it becomes available.
'The Road to Democracy in South Africa' is a series of books published by the South African Democratic Education Trust (SADET). Volume 3 is dedicated to the International Solidarity movement and organisations. Volume 5 deals with the African Solidarity movement.
The Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk which traced Nelson Mandela's passage through Tshwane (Pretoria) to his last resting place. The Walk started at Freedom Park and moved through Kgosi Mampuru Correctional services to Church Square, all the way to Lillian Ngoyi Square, and ended at the Union Buildings.
Fourth annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run in Tswhane. Thousands gathered at the Union buildings for the 5km walk and 10km race to commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. The walkers, runners, speakers and winners.
Walkers and runners. David Makhura, Maya Makanjee, among others, leading the Walk. The route retraced the steps of the motorcade that carried Mandela's body from 1 Military Hospital to the Unions Buildings , where he laid in state for five days after his dead four years ago. The day started with the wreath laying ceremony at the Union Buildings. The photographs are possibly taken with a 'fish-eye' lens.
Legacy Dialogue about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, held at the Z.K.Matthews Great Hall at UNISA. With UNISA Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya, Cuban Ambassador Carlos Fernandes de Cossio, Barbara Masekela, Estela Bravo.
Photographs of Winnie Madikizela- Mandela signing the divorce; Nelson Mandela signing South Africa's new constitution with Cyril Ramaphosa standing next to him looking on; Mandela attending meetings and negotiations; political marches by crowds; President Thabo Mbeki's presentation to the FIFA Executive Committee on South Africa's bid for 2010 Soccer Wold Cup in Switzerland.
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’.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Eqstra Fleet Management donated 10 braille copies of Long Walk to Freedom to the Prinshof School of the Visually impaired (Pretoria) as part of the International Mandela Day activities.
The 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2016 was delivered by Bill Gates on the eve of International Mandela Day at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed the theme “Living Together” in his lecture.
Youth dialogue focusing on the issues of violence and substance abuse. It included the popular South African group Mafikizolo, Sello Hatang (CEO NMF), Hayden Wright, Jijbez Vosloo, Naidoo, Sade Maokwena, Justine Arendse, Born Free (Band), Freddy Arendse (Founder School of Music) and the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi.
In celebrating the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Gauteng City Region, City of Tshwane in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) hosted the third Mandela Remembrance Walk, from Kgosi Mampuru Prison to the Union Buildings.
Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run held in Tshwane, Pretoria, to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Speakers George Bizos, Sophie de Bruyn, runners and walkers, and the announcement of the winners.
17 digital photos of the Legacy Dialogue about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and FIdel Castro, held at the Z.K.Matthews Great Hall at UNISA. With UNISA Vice-Chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya, Cuban Ambassador Carlos Fernandes de Cossio, Barbara Masekela, Estela Bravo
The photos are taken on 12 June 1964, the day of the verdict in the Rivonia Trial. Lionel Shapiro took the photos whilst studying at Wits and doing pictures once a week for the student paper. Nelson Mandela leaving court in a prison van, protestors, Winnie Mandela and Mandela's mother.
The collection consists of 4 photographs - LS001: Winnie Mandela and Mandela's mother, Nosekeni leaving court; LS002: June Mlangeni leaving the court; LS003: The trialists leaving court after the sentencing in a prison van. Mandela is the first person on the let in the van; and LS004: A supporter outside the court with placard "We are proud of our leaders".