Jack Swart was Mr Mandela's warder and chef from 7 Dec 1988 to 11 Feb 1990 at Victor Verster Prison. This collection includes notes by Mandela to Swart, correspondence, photographs, recipes and menus of the food Swart cooked for Mandela, and a manuscript of Swart's life story in Afrikaans. It includes a video clip of the drive from the Victor Verster House to the prison gates that Mandela would have taken on 11 Feb 1990 when he was released.
Nelson Mandela's secret meeting with President P.W. Botha. From l to r: General Williamsen, Nelson Mandela, Neil Barnard, Pres. Botha and Kobie Coetsee. Only photograph of the meeting that took place on 5 July 1989. Other people in the photo are General Johan Willemse (Commissioner of Prisons), Niel Barnard (Head of National Intelligence), and Hendrik "Kobie" Coetsee (Minister of Justice).
Adoption of the new Constitution ; It is presumed that the "Remarks at the end of his speech to the Constitutional Assembly" were not written in the prepared speech and thus were entered under this heading.
This item consists of a letter written by Nelson Mandela to the legal firm of Seedat Pillay & Co. that was smuggled out of Robben Island Prison. Mandela wished to appoint the firm to act on his behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused to allow him contact with his attorneys, he had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation.
Programme and photographs of a Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) event in a school in Cape Town around HIV/AIDS. Speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
Arial photos taken in Cape Town areas, showing inequality in living conditions The photos are taken in Hout Bay/Imizamo Yethu, Manenberg/Phola Park, Strand/Nomzamo and Masiphumelele/Lake Michelle in the period 18 April - 10 May 2016.
1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1979. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.
Video about Pregs Govender interview on the book that she wrote on self -transformation. Biography talk held at the Cape Town book fair with Pregs Govender on violence against women on a journey of self-transformation and how to deal with our own fears as human beings.
Ariel Dorfman in a social cohesion sharing session around the issue of xenophobia held at the Gugulethu Community Centre in Cape Town and served as an opportunity to listen to the recurring problems regarding xenophobia.
Photographs of Nelson Mandela meeting the former South African rugby team, attending the second round of official talks, CODESA meetings, his release from prison as well as his inaugural as the first black President of South Africa. Photograph of Nelson Mandela signing the new Constitution of South Africa into law in 1996 and Cyril Ramaphosa holds it up, alongside Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela on 11 February 1990 making his first speech on the balcony of Cape Town City Hall. The other photograph is a "Free Mandela" slogan spray painted on an electrical box in a township, next to a fruit stall.
Nelson Mandela receiving the Freedom of the City of Cape Town on 27 November 1998; Nelson Mandela at a rally in Mitchells Plain, outside Cape Town ahead of South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994; at an ANC rally in Cape Town; of the jackal skin kaross Mandela wore to his 1962 trial once and now as a bedcover at Mandela House museum, in Soweto and finally Mandela with his lawyer at his house in Soweto.
Electronic files (MS Word - converted to PDF and jpeg) of Nelson Mandela's original autobiography written on Robben Island. It covers his life story from birth to about 1976. It was intended that the manuscript be published to mark Mr Mandela's 60th birthday in 1978 and help draw attention to the freedom struggle. The ANC leadership decided not to publish it. It later formed the basis for Mr Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".
International Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work: ''Creating Safe Spaces Across Generations'', 2016 held in South Africa and Sri Lanka with participants from Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka as well as United States of America.
Includes correspondence, minutes of meetings statement, briefings, press releases, press clippings, Amandla, publications.
Records related to Rivonia: 2.1.1. Minutes of meetings 1964: Contains reference to lobbying around Rivonia Trial 2.4. Dealings with Irish Press: Contains references to Rivonia Trial in statements and press conferences 31.1.1 Correspondence with ANC: Contains brief references to Rivonia Trial 39 Press cuttings 1963-1994: Cuttings are in date order and include cuttings from Irish press re arrests at Rivonia, escape of Wolpe and Goldreich and trial.
Prison letters and writings, unpublished manuscripts, and a proposal for documentary on Govan Mbeki (1992). There is no material directly related to the Rivonia Trial but this collection has been included as it provides insight into the life and personality of one of those involved in the Trial.