The AGS was formed in 1974 by several local Africa groups, some of them already active in the early 1960s. It gave unconditional support to the liberation struggle. It began its work by supporting the struggles in the Portuguese colonies and continued to work on Southern Africa lobbying the Swedish government to institute sanctions. It initiated the establishment of the Isolate South Africa Committee (ISAK). In 1992 the AGS merged with the Africa Groups Recruitment Organisation / Afrikagruppernas Rekryteringsorganisation, and continues to operate as Afrikagrupperna.
Occasion: Mandela's call after the Soweto uprising of 1976 Presentation notes: This message was Mandela's call after the Soweto uprising of 1976. It was published by the ANC on 10 June 1980, with an introduction by O R Tambo, President of the ANC at the time.
Radio South Africa report by Freek Robinson on an international conference in Oslo Norway where Mr Nelson Mandela criticises actions of South African Police and the deputy minister of foreign affairs Mr Leon Wessels says Apartheid was a dreadful mistake.
This documentary was made in 1988 while Nelson Mandela was still serving a life sentence in a South African prison, convicted of planning a rebellion. It was a period of darkest repression, and Mandela’s role seemed to have diminished. By recording Mandela’s life in all its integrity, this documentary reaffirms his critical importance as the very symbol of resistance to white rule based on the moral authority of human rights.
It was a period of darkest repression, and Mandela. There are 4 parts in this series: 1. White Laager 2. Generations of Resistance 3. Winnie Mandela 4. Remember Mandela. ms
Nelson Mandela received an early birthday present: a cheque for R3-million from the Sanlam Ubuntu-Botho empowerment partnership. The donation was made to the Nelson Mandela Endowment Fund to help ensure that the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation continues.
Mandela with Douw Steyn in his office, group photos including Graça Machel, and others.
Douw Steyn is a South African businessman who owns Auto and General Insurance and left South Africa in 1992 to launch the Budget Insurance group in London. He also owns Shambala Game Reserve in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Five sick children visit Madiba, organised by the Reach for a Dream Foundation: portraits Mandela, group photos, Nelson Mandela greeting children individually, Zelda la Grange, and members of the Reach for a Dream Foundation.
The ARO was initiated by the AGS 1978, initially to recruit health care workers, teachers and administrators to work in the former Portuguese colonies. It expanded its work to ANC camps and schools and was active in these areas until 1992. When apartheid ended and Namibia became independent, ARO’s main task became to support the reconstruction of South Africa and Namibia. As a consequence, the activities of ARO and the Africa Groups of Sweden became similar, and the organisations merged in 1992 under the name the Africa Groups of Sweden (Afrikagrupperna).
Incomplete set of records of the State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others. The collection includes charge sheets, the indictment, opening address, statements, evidence, evaluation of evidence and exhibits, including photographs, bail applications, sentencing. An important section of the collection relates to preparation of the defence. Also includes a VHS video (no soundtrack) of the cells and court room where the Rivonia Trial was held. This was filmed a long time after the trial. Its reference code is AD1844, D.
Missing volumes are: Volume 21: Walter Sisulu's Evidence (vol. 2); Volume 22: Walter Sisulu's Evidence (vol. 3); Volume 23: Walter Sisulu's Evidence (vol. 4); Volume 27: Denis Goldberg's Evidence; Volume 35: Exhibit: Plan of Liliesleaf and Rivonia. Incomplete: Volume 29: Elias Motsoaledi's Statement. It is not clear why these volumes are missing.
The records in this collection are the Defence set donated originally by Joel Joffe. They are part of the archives of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR).
CD 1 [NMRC1680 v.1] 1 Message from Archbishop Tutu : Archbishop Tutu with music by Johnny Clegg 2 The Ring of the King : Alan Rickman 3 Asmodeus and the Bottler of Djinns : Whoopi Goldberg 4 Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree : Matt Damon with music by Vusi Mahlasela 5 Natiki : Parminder Nagra 6 The Mantis and the Moon : Forest Whitaker 7 How Hlakanyana Outwitted the Monster : Sean Hayes with music by Vusi Mahlasela 8 The Message : Charlize Theron 9 The Wolf Queen : Benjamin Bratt with music by Vusi Mahlasela 10 Musical Interlude
CD 2 [NMRC1680 v.2] 1 The Snake Chief : Scarlett Johansson with music by Johnny Clegg 2 King Lion's Gifts : Ricardo Chavira 3 Words As Sweet As Honey from Sankhambi : Debra Messing 4 Sakunaka, the Handsome Young Man : LaTanya Richardson Jackson with music by Vusi Mahlasela 5 Wolf and Jackal and the Barrel of Butter : Hugh Jackman with music by Johnny Clegg 6 The Guardian of the Pool : Gillian Anderson 7 Sannie Langtand and the Visitor : CCH Pounder 8 The Sultan's Daughter : Blair Underwood with music by Johnny Clegg
CD 3 [NMRC1680 v.3] 1 Van Hunks and the Devil : LeVar Burton with music by Johnny Clegg 2 The Clever Snake Charmer : Samuel L Jackson 3 The Enchanting Song of the Magical Bird : Jurnee Smollett 4 The Hare and the Tree Spirit : Sophie Okonedo 5 The Mother Who Turned to Dust : Helen Mirren with music by Vusi Mahlasela 6 Fesito Goes to Market : Don Cheadle 7 Washo uShaka (Shaka Spoke) : Johnny Clegg 8 Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree Song : Vusi Mahlasela 9 How Hlakanyana Outwitted the Monster Song : Vusi Mahlasela 10 Sakunaka, the Handsome Young Man Song : Vusi Mahlasela 11 Nansi Indaba (Here is the Story) : Johnny Clegg 12 Credits
Service RSN Actuality - Meeting of SA government and ANC News conference after the historic meeting between the South African government delegation and the African National Congress delegation in Cape Town.
Occasion - UDF Rally to celebrate Archbishop Tutu award of the Nobel Peace Prize Summary - Mandela's response to the latest offer of freedom by the South African Government. It was read on his behalf by his daughter Zindzi Mandela.
President of France, François Hollande and First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler meeting with Mrs Graça Machel and Minister Jeff Radebe, welcomed by Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. In their discussion, First Lady, Ms Trierweiler, supported the Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign, which Mrs Machel promotes in her capacity as patron. After the discussion, Mrs Machel accompanied President Hollande and Ms Trierweiler on a guided tour of the Foundation including a visit to the archive of Mr Mandela’s private papers.
This message, from the leaders in Pollsmoor and Robben Island prisons, and signed on their behalf by Nelson Mandela, was read to the Conference and later presented to a press conference in Lusaka on 25 June 1985 by the President of the ANC, Oliver Tambo.