Collection of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from Ahmed Kathrada's imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). Few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to Nelson Mandela from the prison years include letters to prison officials or Government signed by a number of prisoners protesting on bad condition. Requests to prison officials to spend time with Mandela once transferred from Pollsmoor. Lists of purchases requested by prisoners, signed copy of the Rivonia trial record. References to Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family, document re Marxism and the ANC introduction by Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family; documents re Marxism. Records related to Nelson Mandela after their release includes the ANC (especially from conferences, NEC and NWC meetings from 1990's) records on honours and awards received by Mandela including the Nobel peace prize in 1993); records from Kathrada's role as Parliamentary counsellor in the office of the President (especially Mandela' state visit to India in1995) invitations for various events to Mandela or those held for him; newspaper clippings and publications on Mandela
This collection is in two accessions. The first accession contains mainly prison correspondence, study materials from jail, other manuscripts and documents from Kathrada’s prison years, a large number of ANC and other documents from the years following his release, as well as a number of books and artefacts. There are microfilm copies of the prison letters. The only material related directly to the Rivonia Trial in this section is 11. 5, a copy of part of the Rivonia Trial record signed by Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada and Motsoaledi given to them after their move to Pollsmoor Prison.
The second accession consists of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). There are only a few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to the Rivonia Trial are: A2.8: part of Rivonia Trial record (unsigned and unbound) with Robben Island Prison stamp on it (Judgement); A184.108.40.206: Letter to The Head of Prisons Pollsmoor Maximum Prison requesting permission to spend his 60th birthday with Rivonia Trial colleagues (4 August 1989) and follow-up letter (20 August 1989); and B3.6.3: Information re documentary called "Rivonia" from 1990s.
These recordings were generated in the preparation and editing of the "Long Walk to Freedom" book and Anthony Sampson's authorised biography. In both of these projects, Ahmed Kathrada worked closely with Sampson and Stengel (who provided professional support for "Long Walk to Freedom") and Mandela. Transcription and digitisation is in process.
One transcribed extract (extract 5) relates to the Rivonia Trial as Mandela tells Kathrada about a conversation he had with a warder at Pretoria Local Prison during the trial about the fate of the accused.
There may be references to the Rivonia Trial in other recordings and in NMPP2009/57 Rick Stengel Interviews with Nelson Mandela.
ANC, CODESA, Bill of Rights, personal legal cases 1956-1965, regulations used in preparing cases, documents re Defence and Aid Fund, publications Treason trial defence fund press summary. Albie Sachs Papers and publication
The papers of Alison Wessels Champion was known as AWG Champion he was one of the leaders of ICU and was also a member of the ANC. In the collection there is correspondence with Nelson Mandela in August 1950.
The Tenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture and activities with Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation, Climate Justice and former President of Ireland. The theme of the lecture was “Freedom, Truth, Democracy: Citizenship and Common Purpose”.
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.
Acknowledging the significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals and/or groups who augment the richness of this great global society par partnering with the cause of justice and equality of all
The Sixth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 12 July 2008, in Kliptown, Soweto. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during a lecture titled “Behold the new Africa”, stressed the importance of transparent, accountable government and the need to fight corruption in Africa.
Professor Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American author, human rights activist and distinguished professor of Literature and Latin-American Studies presented the Eighth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 31 July 2010. The venue for the lecture was Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium. The theme of the lecture was: Memory, Justice and Reconciliation.
Handover of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Delivery by the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) in partnership with the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international and independent medical humanitarian organisation.
Award presented to Mr Mandela in appreciation of his vision, energy, and commitment towards safeguarding the World's protected areas and with gratitute for his role as Patron and Supporter of the 2003 5th World Parks Congress, Switzerland
Truth Justice and memory, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Compilation of Truth Reconciliation commission (TRC) proceedings, on certain human rights violations that occurred during the Apartheid and transition era in South Africa and the handover of the final Truth Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report to president Nelson Mandela and Frene Ginwala the speaker of parliament.
The records of Anglican church in South Africa includes: correspondence, circulars of amoung the letters there is the ANC letter to Mr. De Klerk, address by Nelson Mandela. Joint undertaking between Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi on peace and the democratic process 1993. Documents on Nelson Mandela 1990 and correspondence between Archbishop Tutu and Pastor Ray Macauley on rights to enquire about Nelson Mandela's religious conviction.
Mandela at Tuynhuys, with Oliver Tambo at ANC's first conference in South Africa since its banning in 1960; Mandela looking at a photo of the Regent of Abathembu, Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo; Mandela wearing a jackal skin kaross he wore in court to emphasise his African identity.
Association of Western European parliamentarians Against Apartheid (AWEPAA). Renamed ‘The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa’ (AWEPA) in 1993 Papers and publications, 1985-1994. Reports on Namibia Publications relating to South Africa destabilization of the neighbouring countries including Angola and Mozambique Media issues relating to South Africa including censorship Publications relating to children under Apartheid AWEPAA news bulletins
Association of West European Parliamentarians for Action against Apartheid (AWEPAA)
National Consultative Committee pamphlets set our leaders free. Memoranda and letters. Minutes. ANC Campaigns - potato boycott. SACTU Stay at home 1961. Multi racial Conference; Anti - Union Festival Committee; Honor Luthuli Committee; Treason Trial. Defence Fund, Human rights and Civil Liberties. All in Africa Conference - Letter from Nelson Mandela the Secretary of All in Africa Confererence 26 March 1961, National Action Council re National Convention to the Secretary SACOD Johannesburg 25 April 1961Personal papers includes treason trial documents- Microfilms
20 faded colour photoprints taken in 1990 in Tanzania on the occasion of Nelson Mandela's first visit there since 1962. Some are taken at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). Other identifiable people appearing in the pictures are: Winnie Mandela, Chris Hani, Ruth Mompati, James Mahlangu(?), Cyril Ramaphosa, Valli Moosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manual, Alpheus Manghezi (head of SOMAFCO).