The proceeding of the launch of "The Authorised Portrait" book. Professor Jakes Gerwel welcomes all visitors, Ahmed Kathrada and Trevor Manuel gives comments and input about the book and South African post-apartheid president Thabo Mbeki in attendance.
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.
This item consists of a letter written by Ahmed Kathrada to the legal firm of Seedat Pillay & Co. that was smuggled out of Robben Island Prison. Kathrada 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.
Proceedings of Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday and the launch of the exhibition Making peace celebrating the legacies of Chief Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela attended by Dr Albertina Luthuli, Bill Clinton, and Jakes Gerwel, Graca Machel, Ahmed Kathrada and Achmat Dangor.
Video on Nelson Mandela re-union with ex- treason trial and Rivonia trial members at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Andrew Mlangeni, Bertha Gxowa, John Nkadimeng, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Levy, Mpho Motsamayi, Leon Levy.
Video on Winnie Mandela Ahmed Kathrada, Photo with the Mandela Family Amina Cachalia, John Nkadimeng, Andrew Mlangeni, Mosie Moola and son, Henry Makgothi, Gertrude Shope. Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizo, Alexio Bizos, photo with Winnie.
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 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 start with when Kathrada first received his driver's license driving people around and continues to his personal life his relationship with Sylvia, Bram Fischer, arrest, sentencing and being sent to Robben Island.
Proceedings of the interview of Ahmed Kathrada on their autobiographies/ memoirs while still in Robben island. Kathy mention that people need to know the past saying that currently there is high level of ignorance regarding the struggle against apartheid from the youth.
Video on Nelson Mandela 1962 Africa trip diary and the 1962 Notebook handed to the National Archives of SA. Proceedings of the handover of the “Percy Yutar” papers from the Oppenheimer family to the National Archives of South Africa. Place Nelson Mandela Foundation. People Jakes Gerwel, Nicky Oppenheimer, Minister of Arts and Culture Dr Pallo Jordan, Ahmed Kathrada, Verne Harris, Sahm Venter and Rick Stengel.
Video on proceedings on the launch of the exhibition Parenting a Nation with Nelson Mandela, Frene Ginwala, Gertrude Shope,Rica Hodgson, Desmond Tutu, Max Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Mrs Mennel, and Achmat Dangor.
This extraordinary memoir is a story of professional relationships - with Hollywood moguls and of friendships - with mentors including Ahmed Kathrada, Fatima and Ismail Meer and Nelson Mandela, as well as with superstars such as Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Whoopi Goldberg, Amitabh Bachchan, Denzel Washington and Idris Elba. And it is a testament to determination, courage and perseverance- to speak up and speak out through the powerful medium of film.
This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.
46664 HIV/AIDS awareness campaign Concert, held at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Beyonce performing on stage, with Oprah Winfrey seated next to Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel all enjoying the music. Crowds also enjoying the music.