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Hassen Ebrahim Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2015/51
  • Series
  • 1991-01-01 - 1998-12-31
Digital and textual records of the Transitional Executive Council (TEC), the Conference for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) and the Constitutional Assembly collected by Ebrahim

Ebrahim, Hassen

Bibliography

  • ZA COM MR-B
  • Record Group
Hundreds of books have been written about the late Nelson Mandela in many countries and in many languages. Even more books have covered topics with him as a reference. Still more books, in virtually every genre and about most subjects, refer to him, his experiences and his leadership.

International Solidarity - London 1988

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/52
  • Series
  • 1988
Pamphlet of a protest by the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group and a pamphlet from Embargo/AAM 'Stop Apartheid - Boycott Shell'.

Thurley, Keith

Warrants of Committal - Nelson Mandela

  • NMAP 2010/07
  • Series
  • 1962-11-07 - 1964-06-12
Following Nelson Mandela’s sentencing on 7 November 1962, the Pretoria Magistrates Court issued a warrant committing him to prison for five years.
He had been convicted and sentenced that day to three years for on charges of “inciting to trespass laws” (to strike) and two for leaving South Africa without a passport. It was stipulated that the two sentences were to run consecutively.
The second Warrant of Committal was issued by the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa on June 12, 1964, the same day the judge handed down a sentence of life imprisonment for Mr Mandela and his colleagues, who was convicted on four counts of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial.
The first two counts were for contravening Section 21(1) of the General Laws Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No. 76 of 1962; the third in contravention of Section 11(a), read with Sections 1 and 12 of Act No. 44 of 1950; and the fourth was for contravening Section 3(1) (6), read with Section 2 of Act No. 8 of 1953 (as amended).

Supreme Court of South Africa

Lionel Shapiro Collection, 1964, Pretoria: [Set of 7 still images]

  • 1.1.3.2
  • Series
  • 1964-06-12

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 taking 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 left in the van; and LS004: A supporter outside the court with placard "We are proud of our leaders".

Shapiro, Lionel

Judge Thumba Pillay Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/9
  • Series
  • 1959-01-01 - 1979-12-31
This series consists of two letters smuggled out of Robben Island in 1977. Mac Maharaj gave them to Judge Thumba Pillay of legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. The letters are written by Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada, both of them wishing to appoint the firm to act on their behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused contact with their attorneys, they had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation. The collection includes an envelope that Judge Pillay had posted addressed to his law firm. He did this in the event that the Security Police questioned him about how he received the letters, he would be able to prove that they were posted anonymously to him.
A second donation of Judge Thumba Pillay contains correspondence and documents (mainly copies) pertaining to the case of Mandela vs Minister of Prisons.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Nelson Mandela Tributes

  • ZA COM MR-T
  • Record Group
The Nelson Mandela Tributes Database consists of tributes, and awards bestowed on Nelson Mandela. It includes tributes, awards and honours he received while in prison, after his release, while he was President of South Africa, during his retirement and posthumously.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Rica Hodgson Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/90
  • Series
  • ca. 2010
Manuscripts and transcripts of interviews of Rica Hodgson in the making of her autobiography, Foot Soldier for Freedom. Also includes copies of newsclippings and messages of condolence received by the Hodgson family on the death of Jack Hodgson.

Hodgson, Rica

Ahmed Kathrada Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2009/3
  • Series
  • 1963 to 1964
Consists of an annotated and signed copy of Mandela’s speech from the dock and carbon copy of the charge sheet from the Rivonia Trial, The State vs Mandela and others.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Official visit of President Mandela to the Republic of the Philippines

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/38
  • Series
  • 1997-03-01 - 1997-03-03
Photographs of the Official State Visit of President Mandela to the Republic of the Philippines, with the President of the Philippines; includes visits to sites and a state banquet.

Government of the Philippines

ANC Gifts Collection photos

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/16
  • Series
  • Unknown
5 photo prints received from the ANC from their Gifts Collection, given to Madiba as a birthday present in 2006.
The photographers are unknown.

African National Congress (ANC)

Resolution of Oakland City Council, 1990

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/37
  • Series
  • 1990-02-20
Resolution of Oakland City Council reaffirming support for comprehensive sanctions against apartheid and declaring End Apartheid Week March 5-11, 1990.

Oakland City Council

Mandela Materials

  • MR-MM
  • Record Group
  • 1940s-2013

The archival record relating to the late Mr Nelson Mandela is infinite, fragmentary and scattered, both geographically and institutionally, throughout the world, making it almost impossible to physically locate. The imperative, therefore, is to document this vast resource, facilitate access to it, and promote its preservation and use.

The Mandela Materials Database is a guide to the Mandela archive elsewhere, other than the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Both local and international repositories have been surveyed for any material on Mr Mandela to include in the database. The purpose of this database is to point researchers to the relevant repositories holding the actual archival material.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Rivonia Trial

  • MR-RT
  • Record Group
The Rivonia Trial, arguably the most significant political trial in South African history, generated a vast archive, ranging from the official court records to media coverage of the trial. This database, and the records audit on which it is built, constitutes a first step towards documenting the archive. The need for the database was determined by the fragmentary and scattered nature of the archive.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Motsamayi Mpho Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/29
  • Series
  • ca. 1956 - 1995
The collection is made up of copies of material from Motsamayi Mpho and his participation in the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The collection has the rare 1950s and early 60s collection of newspaper clippings amongst which is a photo of Nelson Mandela in Tunisia and Ethiopia. There are copies of private correspondence. The collection has been organised in the following categories: correspondence, Women's Anti pass Campaign, speeches, pamphlets and publications.

Mpho, Motsamayi

Len Sak Cartoons

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/13
  • Series
  • 1991 to 1994
Copies of Len Sak Cartoons in the Sowetan newspaper during the 3 years leading up to the elections in April 1994. Some of the cartoons were used for a virtual exhibition "The Cartoons of Len Sak 1990 to 1994".

Sak, Len

Nelson Mandela’s state visit to Thailand

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/33
  • Series
  • 1997-07
Two duplicate photos of Mandela meeting King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of Mandela's state visit to Thailand.

Government of Thailand

Mells Park Talks - ANC Notes

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/21-1
  • Series
  • 1987 to 1990
Copies of notes taken by Tony Trew of the secret meetings which took place between the ANC and the apartheid government at Mells Park, United Kingdom.

Trew, Tony

Local Authorities Against Apartheid – Netherlands

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/32
  • Series
  • 1988-07-12 to 1988-07-13
Letter of LOTA (Lagere Overheden Tegen Apartheid-- Anti-Apartheid Local Authorities) to Nelson Mandela to congratulate him on his 70th birthday and to inform him of the founding of LOTA.

Lagere Overheden Tegen Apartheid (LOTA)

Goldstone Commission of Inquiry Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2015/52
  • Series
  • 1991-1994
Judge Richard Goldstone was appointed as chair of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation in Ocotber 1991 by President F W de Klerk, to investigate political violence and intimidation that occurred between July 1991 and the 1994 general election that ended apartheid in South Africa. It became known as the Goldstone Commission.

Goldstone, Richard Joseph

Anthony Sampson

  • ZA COM ASColl
  • Collection

Sampson, Anthony

Himan Bernadt Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/13
  • Series
  • 1966 to 1990
Files of the legal firm Frank, Bernadt & Joffe concerning certain legal matters pertaining to its client, Mr. Nelson Mandela, between 1966 and 1990. These papers detail examples of his endeavours to secure rights for prisoners through challenging the legality of acts carried out by prison officers, his opposing of the state's attempt to have him struck off the role of attorneys, family-related matters, etc.

Bernadt, Himan

e.tv Interview of Achmat Dangor

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/69
  • Series
  • 2010
Interview of Achmat Dangor, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, for the e.TV program Inside Out on
1. The work of the Foundation
2. The Centre of Memory and Dialogue
3. The 7th Nelson Mandela Annual lecture
4. Nelson Mandela Day
5. 46664
6. Achmat Dangor's work as a writer.

Unknown

Bob Hepple Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2013/1
  • Series
  • 1964
Includes 4 textual items: copy of article "Rivonia: The Story of Accused no. 11 by Bob Hepple, reprinted from Social Dynamics 30:1 (2004); Note by Hepple (papers listed in the note were not received); Document Rivonia Trial - Mandela's comment on evidence of Walter Sisulu and copy of letter by Sisulu to Hepple; Programme of ANC 70th anniversary concert, London. Includes Cantata in homage of Mandela.

Hepple, Bob

Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives

  • ZA COM MR-AAO
  • Record Group

The international movement of solidarity with the struggle for freedom in South Africa was arguably the biggest social movement the world has seen. Virtually every country in the world has a history of anti-apartheid activity, in diverse forms. In many countries, anti-apartheid activities were linked (formally or informally) with local struggles against oppression of many kinds. Most anti-apartheid movements (AAMs) did not restrict their activities to South Africa, but supported liberation movements in Southern Africa more broadly. Besides individual countries, a range of regional and international organisations added their voices to the struggles against apartheid.

What follows is an overview of some of the extant archival records of this extraordinary history. It is a first step towards a more comprehensive picture; it is at this point but a marker.

Hunger for Freedom: Anna Trapido

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/15
  • Series
  • 2007 to 2008
23 interviews conducted by Anna Trapido in the making of her cookbook "Hunger for Freedom" a gastro-political biography of Mr. Mandela's journey from his boyhood through his life before and after his imprisonment, to the presidential banquets. It includes some personal and political anecdotes of people who were involved in one way or the other with Mr. Nelson Mandela.
Transcripts of most interviews are available as printouts and electronic copies on CD.

Trapido, Anna

Speeches

  • ZA COM MR-S
  • Record Group
  • 1951-2011
The transcriptions contained within this collection encompass all of the roles that Mr Mandela filled both before and during his retirement. This is an ongoing exercise as we continually identify additional speeches made by Mr Mandela. Every speech is verified prior to accessioning.

Various

Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture [sound/video]

  • ZA COM NMFSV
  • Taxonomy
The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series invites prominent people to drive debate on significant social issues. The lecture series is an important event on the Foundation's calendar, and encourages people to enter into dialogue – often about difficult subjects – in order to address the challenges we face today.

Anti-Apartheid Movements, The Netherlands

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/68
  • Series
  • 1960s-1990s
Mandela- and ANC-related materials from the former Anti-Apartheid Movements in the Netherlands. Included is a large collection of digital photos from the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (ANC) in Tanzania, as well as some other ‘ANC in exile’ photos, documents, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. The materials were created by the ANC, IDAF, and others.

Anti-Apartheid Movement, Netherlands

Good Cheer Mandela (Jindabad Mandela)

  • ZA COM NMAP-2013/2
  • Series
  • 1990
Song written in Bengali for Mandela's visit to Kolkata (Calcutta), India, 1990. Includes English translation by Dr. Nripen Dutta Baruah.

Hazarika, Bhupen

Jack Swart Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/32
  • Series
  • 1988 to 2012
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.

Swart, Jack

Anthony Sampson Audio Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/60
  • Series
  • 1990s[?]
Copies of 2 interviews of Nelson Mandela by Anthony Sampson.

Sampson, Anthony

Jonas Gwangwa Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2011/52
  • Series
  • 2010-10 - 2011-07
Digitised copies of audio interviews conducted by Sam Shakong with Jonas Gwangwa, family, friends, and colleagues for the biography Sam Shakong and Elinor Sisulu are preparing. The draft introduction to the book and several transcripts are included.

Shakong, Sam

IDAF Poster Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/35
  • Series
  • Unknown
A collection of posters from the IDAF (International Defence and Aid Fund).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Jacques Moreillon Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/57
  • Series
  • ca. 2004-2009
The collection consists of a report of 3 visits by Dr Jacques Moreillon as ICRC Delegate General for Africa to Robben Island (1973, 1974 and 1975) and his meetings with Nelson Mandela during and after his incarceration. It also includes a manuscript, “Moments with Madiba”; a letter to Mandela dated 25 April 2005; and a brief resume of Moreillon, dated 2009. The report and manuscript cover the period 1963-2004, focusing on 1973 onwards.

Moreillon, Jacques

Ahmed Kathrada Collection II

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/7
  • Series
  • Unknown
Copies of document in Mandela's hand which serves as a covering note for the document in AM Kathrada's hand and in another hand which follows.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Private and Personal Papers

  • ZA COM NMPP 2009/7
  • Series
  • c1930-2007
This series is divided into 2 subseries:
I: Nelson Mandela’s 3 passports, including his first legal passport, which was issued on 19 February 1990.
II: A copy of the death certificate of Mandela’s mother, Fanny Nosekeni Mandela and 6 Methodist church membership cards (Sunday School).

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

The Presidential Years

  • ZA COM 2018/89
  • Series
  • 2014-2016
A series of transcripts of interviews and research documents compiled by Tony Trew in preparation for the Dare Not Linger publication.

Trew, Tony

Sahm Venter Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/14
  • Series
  • 1984 to 2000
Documents accumulated by Sahm Venter from ca. 1984-2002 as part of her work as a journalist as well as a dedicated political activist during the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The documents have been categorised and arranged by the following subjects or formats:
Personal papers
Organisations / Community based organisations
Court cases, Petitions and Appeals
Speeches and writings
Universities
Publications.

Venter, Sahm

Notebooks and Notes

  • ZA COM NMPP 2009/8
  • Series
  • 1990 - 2001
This series consists of 28 notebooks, 11 folders of notes written on a variety of sheets of paper, in notebooks and diaries by Nelson Mandela. It also includes 2 diaries kept by his secretaries.
It contains Nelson Mandela’s handwritten notes from the time of his release until his retirement from politics. There are also desk diaries from the Presidential period. It documents deliberations, personal thoughts, important meetings with heads of state, ANC meetings and communication with comrades, formal and informal discussion with people from all walks of life. Also included are notes received from other people by Mr Mandela.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Maniben Sita Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2009/1
  • Series
  • 1957-1964

Sita’s 1963 diary, with additional entries from 1962. Also includes leaflets: “The Group Areas Act & Mr. Nana Sita” (1964?), SA Indian Congress, London; and pamphlets: “I Accuse!” Speeches to court by Nelson Mandela, 1962-1963 trial (origin unknown); “South Africa’s Treason Trial” (1957), “Afrika!” Publications, Johannesburg.

Sita had concealed these documents in a cushion to avoid them being confiscate during raids by the security police at her family home. In 2008, Sita gifted the cushion to Mandela for his 90th birthday stating on an accompanying note that he will find the contents of the cushion interesting. When the gift was received, the cushioned was unstitched revealing the documents.

Sita, Maniben

George Bizos Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/01
  • Series
  • 1962 - 2010
Manuscript of the book 'Apartheid's Justice' by George Bizos, including correspondence and research materials. A draft of Joel Joffe's book 'The Rivonia Story' is included.

Bizos, George

Abdul Bham Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2014/7
  • Series
  • c1954-1980s
The collections consists of documents, memorial booklets, pamphlets, photographs and musical sheets of struggle songs. It includes a letter signed by Walter Sisulu and appendices, from the National Action Council of the Congress of the People; several photographs taken during Nelson Mandela's trip through Africa in 1962, in Morroco.

African National Congress (ANC)

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital site dedication

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/83
  • Series
  • 2009-07-31
Photos of the preferred site dedication ceremony for the establishment of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) Annual Children’s Celebration.

Unknown

Mandela's visit to Gabon in 1991

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/42
  • Series
  • 1991-02-16
Series of photos of Mandela’s visit to Gabon and the Omar Bongo University.

Unknown

Mozambican order of arrest

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/11
  • Series
  • 1961-10-27
Copies of documents of the Governor of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, and one photo of Mandela, stuck on black cardboard.
In Portuguese. English translation available.

Unknown

Anonymous Photo Donation

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/75
  • Series
  • 1960s-1990s
This collection consists of 12 photographs taken over a period of time, created by several photographers and used by The Sowetan newspaper in South Africa.

Unknown

Peter Magubane Collection I

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/23
  • Series
  • 2009-07-20
Photographic slide shows produced by Peter Magubane, covering the 1970s - ca. 2000:
A. Madiba: apartheid and resistance; with Nelson Mandela since his release with Winnie, Graca, the Sisulus, Oliver Tambo, inauguration, Tutu, rallies
B. June 16th: Soweto uprising; with Brenda Fassie’s song Memesa
C. 8115 Orlando West: mainly in and around the house; Winnie and the children

Magubane, Peter

Nelson Mandela signing the 'President's Bible'

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/9
  • Series
  • 1994-05-10 - ?
Photograph of Nelson Mandela signing the President's Bible during his inauguration, 10 May 1994, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa. Zenani Mandela stands behind him, as well as FW de Klerk and his wife. Signed by photographer William A. Br[?] (illegible).

William A (Br[?])

Mandela notes during CODESA

  • ZA COM NMPP-2009/84
  • Series
  • 1992
Two notes by Mandela: one to Winnie on CODESA notebook page; one with notes on back of ‘while you were out’ slip.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Assorted Papers

  • NMPP-PC-2009/5.2
  • Subseries
  • 1980 - 1990
The subseries consists of a 1990 diary given to him by JN and Radhi Singh, Methodist Church Sunday Service booklet and a file of assorted papers.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Filmography

  • ZA COM MR-F
  • Record Group
Nelson Mandela has been the subject of numerous documentaries, feature films and news specials. This list is not exhaustive. Any additions or comments would be gratefully received, please reach us via archives@nelsonmandela.org. To see whether the NMF has copies of these films please check the NMF Film & Sound Collection.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Apartheid: Slide show by Peter Magubane

  • ZA COM NMAP 2012/4
  • Series
  • 2010-11-15
Photo slide show covering the 1950s-1990s with: conditions under apartheid (living, mines, agriculture, pass laws, Bantustans, trains, signage, children, elderly); protest and challenge; trials; vigilantes; train killings; release related; people.

Magubane, Peter

George Hallett Collection – Mandela Photos

  • ZA COM NMAP 2013/21
  • Series
  • 1994 - 2000
Three prints by and from George Hallett:
(a) Mandela on the Election Trail, Athlone Stadium, April 1994
(b) Madiba at his Houghton Residence, April 1994
(c) Nelson Mandela, Cape Town 2000.

Hallett, George

Peter Magubane Collection II

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/18
  • Series
  • 1990-03-02
Photo slide show produced by Peter Magubane: Madiba – 20 days after release.

Magubane, Peter

Mandela: The Authorised Portrait

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/10
  • Series
  • 2005
Material collected in the course of preparing the book “Mandela: The Authorised Portrait”: 54 typed interview transcripts; 55 cassette tapes; 9 digital audio mini disks (with interviews); 7 3.5" floppy disks (transcripts), with data transferred to 1 CD. The interviews were carried out by Tim Couzens and Amina Frense in 2005.

Unknown

South African Youth Day Declaration Resolution of 1993

  • ZA COM NMAP 2011/36
  • Series
  • 1993-06-16
Resolution of the Council of the District of Columbia declaring Wednesday, June 16, 1993 "South African Youth Day" in the District of Columbia, accompanied by proclamation of South African Youth Day in the city of Washington, D.C. by the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia