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Robben Island

Items recorded and maintained by the prisoners, including internal correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports and discussion papers, orders for equipment as well as other miscellaneous material. Sports activities the organisation and maintenance of such activities in Robben Island. The education of prisoners by prisoners, including formal education (primary and secondary schooling) political education and the Mrabulo materials.

UWC- Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives

Mandela Nelson - African National Congress Presidents' Office Collection

African National Congress Presidents' Office Collection
Consists of records from the office of Nelson Mandela, generated during the period when Mr. Nelson Mandela was the deputy president and then the president of the ANC.
The material dates from 1990 -1999. Few documents dating from 1998 -1999.
The material has been divided and sub divided into various categories as follows:-
Correspondence in boxes 1 – 123; Discussion documents 124 -146;
Minutes of meetings in boxes 147 -152; Reports in boxes 153 -198. Mandela Nelson Statements in boxes 225- 237; ANC departments
Mission offices ; ANC structures; Correspondence with different countries and embassies
Negotiations and Elections; Correspondence with Organisations
Notebooks - office of the president; Publications, Manuscripts of books sent to Mr. Mandela and incomplete typed manuscript of Long Walk to Freedom
Memorabilia; Braille material sent to Nelson Mandela and Audiovisual material

African National Congress (ANC) President's Office

London Photographs

London Photographs- photographs from the ANC London Mission Office
Photographs of Mandela after release when visiting the ANC missions.

African National Congress (ANC)

African National Congress Women Section

African National Congress Women Section has the material from ANC Women's Section Lusaka the records have information. Mandela football club -Circular, The Nelson Mandela international reception committee, Report on Nelson Mandela's visit to the Transkei, Paraphernalia Mandela for president, people's choice. Badges, Statement at the opening of conference by deputy president of the ANC Mr. Nelson Mandela in Lusaka, Videos, " I shall never lose hope", " Nelson Mandela South Africa's other leader" ANC Women Section activities.

African National Congress (ANC)

African National Congress UK/Ireland Mission

ANC -U.K. Ireland Mission Office is the additional part of the ANC London Mission office
The office has information on
Arrest of Nelson Mandela in1963. Birthday 1993. Children's correspondence sent to Nelson Mandela after release. Congratulatory messages upon release. Correspondence 1989-1993. Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70, London concert 1988. Interviews. Correspondence on Overseas visits. Poetry on Nelson Mandela. Correspondence on Black ethnic minority . Seminars Manuscripts Campaigns and events
Free Mandela and all political prisoners
Photographs
Mandela International reception committee, Nelson Mandela Freedom march, Nelson Mandela’s visits in April 1990, Nelson and Winnie Mandela
Also referred to as London Mission

African National Congress (ANC)

African National Congress Uganda Mission

ANC Mission office records from Uganda
Nelson Mandela statements. A personal appeal by Nelson Mandela (fundraising audio visual material) 1 tape 1 video and 1 booklet.

African National Congress (ANC)

African National Congress Lusaka/ Zambia Mission

African National Congress Lusaka Mission
Collection of all records of the ANC in its Zambia Mission including all the parts processed. ANC Lusaka / Zambia mission office the material has Speeches by Nelson Mandela. Congratulatory messages when he was released, drawn card of Nelson Mandela with a message written " We are with you ! Free South Africa! Free all political prisoners. Speech delivered by Nelson Mandela at Soccer city. ANC mission records and on its activities in Zambia

African National Congress (ANC)

African National Congress Australasia and Pacific Mission

The records of the ANC Australia Mission have also material from New Zealand and the surrounding Islands the mission office was known as the Australasia and the Pacific Mission.
The records of the office consists of correspondence on
ANC mission material, activities of the ANC in the region. Free Nelson Mandela. Mandela Nelson Messages of support upon release. Mandela Nelson birthday messages 1989. Release Mandela (Memorabilia). Mandela Nelson (audiocassette)
Photographs of the ANC community and on the visit of Mr. Nelson Mandela to Australia

African National Congress (ANC)

Mandela -196+

Radio South Africa Report on the foreign relations between the United States and SA Reaction to the meeting between the State President of SA, Mr PW Botha and Nelson Mandela of the ANC. An actuality of a state department spokesman Mr Richard Boucher.

RECORDBC 19890711

SABC Sound Archives

Mandela -196+

Radio South Africa- Report on Radio Today on United States foreign relations with South Africa. Report by Connie Lawn on the prominent attention in the United States regarding the meeting between ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela. An Actuality of the SA ambassador in the United States, Dr PGJ Koornhofs' reaction to the meeting and relations between SA and the United States.

RECORDBC 19890710

SABC Sound Archives

Mandela -196+

Radio South Africa
Actuality Helena Joe (Allan ) Hendrickse. An Actuality of the Reverend HJ (Allan Hendrickse) commenting on the meeting between Mr, Nelson Mandela and the State President Mr P W. Botha.

RECORD BC 19890714

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa actuality of the state president of South Africa Mr Willem de Klerk who announces the release of political prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl.

RECORDBC1990021

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN report actuality new political dispensation news conference- Report by Manas Tshungu on a news conference by the released political prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela on Monday 12 February at Bishop's court in Cape Town. - An actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to various political issues in South Africa.

RECORDBC 19900212

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa report on Radio Today by Douglas Mc Clure on the life and career of ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela.

RECORDBC 19900209

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Interview- Clarence Keyter and Pekane Mashillwane in conversation with the ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela on his views on Negotiations; Sanctions; Nationalisation; democracy; White fears- The political future of South Africa and dismantling of Apartheid.

RECORDBC 19900215

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality- Mass meeting of the ANC at Soccer City - the First National Bank Stadium in Crown Mines, Johannesburg to welcome back the Freed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela- crowd sings and cheer, a praise singer for Mr Nelson Mandela. Speech by Mrs Albertina Sisulu, speech by Mr Walter Sisulu, who pays tribute to Mr Mandela and introduces him to the people and the Speech by the Freed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the hardships of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom, the crisis in education, the need for the continuation of the armed struggle-- violence in Natal and the country as a whole, the role of the police, nationalisation and distribution of wealth, housing and the economy, the plight of the workers democracy and the importance of a disciplined mass action in the struggle for freedom

RECORDBC 19900213

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio RSA English service actuality special live transmission of the release of Mr Nelson Mandela from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl comments by Kathy Fitch- singing cheering crowd- Comments by Clarence Keyter actual release of Mr Nelson Mandela

RECORDBC 19900211

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Mr Nelson Mandela's first speech at the Parade shortly after his release from prison

RECORDBC 19900211

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Report of the of the arrival in London of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela by Keith Chalkey Arrival of deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela and, the Rev Jesse Jackson- to attend a pop concert in the honour of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela,

RECORDBC 19900416

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa -Actuality president FW De Klerk and deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela with Actuality of Mr FW De. Klerk who refers to the future discussions between the government and the ANC.

RECORDBC 19900406

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Speech Actuality of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela rejecting the concept of group rights at a rally in Soweto- Mr Nelson Mandela also refers to the discussion between the South African government and the ANC.

RECORDBC 19900507

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN - Speech report by Anthony Sibambo on the visit to Kangwane homeland by of deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela who accuses farmers of exploiting their workers and saying the homeland policy is the root of this problem.

RECORDBC 19900324

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality -report by Sarah Oelofse on a press conference where the president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives his views on the violence in Natal and refers specifically to the role of the South African police in the conflict- Mr Mandela also gives reasons for the suspension of the talks with the South African government.

RECORDBC 1990403

SABC Sound Archives

Mandela -196+

Class actuality- Release of Nelson Mandela. Concept actuality supplied by the parliamentary team of the State president, Mr. P.W. Botha speaking in the house of assembly about the possible release of
Nelson Mandela.

RECORDBC 19850201

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa actuality on violence in Worcester, deputy President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela spoke about the violence throughout the country during a rally in Worcester.

RECORDBC 19900918

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Class actuality- concept report by Freek Robinson on the Mandela tribute concert at Wembley in London with the actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who attacks the Thatcher government's stand on sanctions.

RECORDBC 19900416

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Interview by reverend Ngcobo with Chief Minister of Kwa Zulu and president of Inkatha Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi about an incident in which eight people who were killed in Natal. In the interview, he voices his views on
multi-party democracy and his relationship with Mr. Nelson Mandela.

RECORDBC 19900620

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba-1990

Radio South Africa Actuality - Report by Ami Nanackchan on a rally addressed by the Deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela, in Durban. In the address, Mr Mandela refers to violence and killings in Natal and asks the people engaged in violence to throw their weapons into the sea.

RECORDBC 19900226

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

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.

RECORDBC 19900828

SABC Sound Archives

Mandela -196+

Radio South Africa interview by Lily Anne Stroobach with the director of the Institute for Strategic studies at the University of Pretoria Prof. Michael Hough, about a statement issued by the political
prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela after his meeting with the State President Mr P.W. Botha. Mr Mandela refers to the issue of negotiations in South Africa.

RECORDBC 19890713

Hough, Michael

Mandela -196+

President P. W. Botha's speech concerning black people: In the speech, he mentions the possibility of Nelson Mandela's conditional release from prison- SA ambassador in London Dennis Worrall.

Report by Benson Terry

RECORD BC 19860131

Benson, Terry

Nelson Mandela

Kop en skouers foto van gllimlaggende Nelson Mandela, hoogaangeskrewe leier van die ANC ( African National Congress) en stigterlid van Umkhonto we Sizwe= Head and shoulders photo of smiling Nelson Mandela, acclaimed leader of the ANC (African National Congress) and founder member of Umkhonto we Sizwe.
12cmX17 cm

Mandela, H

Mandela, H Headman, location No 15, called Mvezo successor, Ntabezulu Mtirara

PACSA Collection

PC 11/1/7/1
Rivonia Treason Trial 1963 - Biographies of the accused including Nelson R. Mandela

South African Institute of Race Relations

Archives of the South African Institute of Race Relations the collection has a folder on the correspondence between Bantu Welfare Trust and Nelson Mandela 1946-1958 digitised

South African Institute of Race Relations

South African Institute of Race Relations

SAIRR correspondence and memorabilia to and from the South African Institute of Race relations.. Correspondence includes New Age article of the letter by Ntsu Mokhehle to Nelson Mandela on the Attack 28 August 1961. Nelson Mandela correspondencewith Si De Villiers Graaf on the inauguration of the Republic

South African Institute of Race Relations

Robert Sobukwe

Robert Sobukwe papers, in the collection there is a copy of the correspondence to the Commanding Officer Robben Island enclosing R100 books for Nelson Mandela and a publication with the title The South Africa Mandela - ANC dialogue euphoria.

Sobukwe, Robert Mangaliso

Bernstein Hilda and Rusty Papers 1931-2006

Rusty Bernstein's Papers includes personal correspondence to family and comrades, professional documentation relating to his career as an architect and inventor, and a large collection of writing, including drafts and material for his political biography Memory Against Forgetting as well as articles, essays and literature relating to prominent events in the liberation struggle (The 1946 Mine Workers Strike, The Freedom Charter and the Rivonia Trial). The collection also includes written material relating to his political career in the Communist Party and involvement with the ANC and as editor/contributor to journals like Fighting Talk and The African Communist and a lecture series given in Moscow to young militants of the ANC.
Hilda Bernstein's papers include a series of journals dating from 1967 to 2001 and personal diaries written whilst in prison, and on travels throughout South Africa and Europe. A large part of the collection marks her involvement with women's rights and work for the ANC Women's League. There is also a considerable collection of art records documenting her career in London and Europe. The bulk of the collection is comprised of records relating to Hilda's extensive writings - books, articles and political literature. Of particular prominence is material collected for her most recent book The Rift, which captures the experiences of South African exiles. There is also a large collection of correspondence both personal and professional and political brochures relating to her position as City Councillor for the Communist Party in Johannesburg from 1943 to 1946.

The records kept by Hilda (viewed as 'evidence' of Hilda's activities) far outnumber those kept by Rusty. It would be misleading to presume that this is in any way a complete archive of the Bernstein's activities.
On the contrary, there are large gaps. For example, there is very little in the collection relating directly to the Freedom Charter, in which Rusty played a major part in the organizing committee and was responsible for drafting the country-wide submissions that would become the Charter. Consideration should also be made for the possibility that Hilda is a more conscientious record keeper than Rusty was, or that due to persistent banning and arrest Rusty was forced to destroy evidence of his activities or resist the documentation of these activities. In truth, the reasons for the shape of this collection are too numerous and extensive to state. As it stands, the researcher can at best make this deduction - that Hilda's work and influence in the liberation struggle, particularly in the role assigned to woman, is vast and unique, and deserves attention beyond the shadow cast by Rusty's political career. In Hilda's case it is a matter of the biography that has yet to be written.

Hilda and Rusty Bernstein Papers

Ecumenical Monitoring

The Ecumenical Monitoring programme was established to monitor South African events up to the National elections in 1994. In the collection there is a Joint Statement by Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi at the Royal Hotel in March 1 1994.

Ecumenical monitoring

Jeremy Baskin

Jeremy Baskin collection is made up of workers related issues has material on speech by Nelson Mandela on the release and ado0cument presented by Mandela on violence and the armed struggle. Address to COSATU workshop. Records of the summit convened by President Nelson Mandela on Job creation.

Baskin, Jeremy

Diplomacy of Change from Apartheid to Democracy

The author's memoir reflects the journey of a fellow traveller through a certain period of time - it is not about an individual but about the journey. Jacobs Dawie's journey will resonate with some, and perhaps not with others. The memoir connects with the fields of history that he ended up traversing. There is both humour and pain, two vital ingredients of life. An honest memoir should draw a smile as well as a tear.

Jacobs, Dawie

I know this to be true about Nelson Mandela

In this book, two former colleagues of Nelson Mandela, Sello Hatang and Verne Harris, share little-known stories from his life as they explore the qualities and disciplines that enable him to lead a country through seemingly insurmountable challenges. With excerpts from Mandela's own reflections, this book is a moving reminder of his legacy and encourages every reader to find and nurture the leader within.

Hatang, Sello Koos

Robben Island Rainbow Dreams: The making of Democratic South Africa's First National Heritage Institution

The book offers the first intimate, behind-the-scenes account of the ongoing saga of the making of democratic South Africa's first national heritage institution. In doing so, it draws on the perspectives of historians, architects, visiting artists, ex-political prisoners, residents of the island and a host of heritage professionals, including debates on Mandelarisation and commemorating Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe.

Lekgotla laga Ramoupi, Neo

Breakthrough: The Struggles and Secret Talks that Brought Apartheid South Africa to the Negotiating Table

Breakthrough sheds new light on the process that led to the formal negotiations. Focusing on the years before 1990, the book reveals the skirmishes that took place away from the public glare, as the principal adversaries engaged in a battle of positions that carved a pathway to the negotiating table. Drawing from material in the prison files of Nelson Mandela, minutes of the meetings of the ANC Constitutional Committee, the NWC and the NEC, notes about the Mells Park talks led by Professor Willie Esterhuyse and Thabo Mbeki, communications between Oliver Tambo and Operation Vula, the Kobie Coetsee Papers, the Broederbond archives and numerous other sources, the authors have pieced together a definitive account of these historic developments. While most accounts of South Africa's transition deal with what happened during the formal negotiations, Breakthrough demonstrates that an account of how the opposing parties reached the negotiating table in the first place is indispensable for an understanding of how South Africa broke free from a spiralling war and began the journey to democracy.

Maharaj, Mac

Reassessing Mandela

The book reconsiders aspects of Mandela's life and makes an important contribution to the historiography of the anti-apartheid political struggle.
This book provides a scholarly counter weight both to uncritical celebration of Mandela and also to a simplistic attribution of post-apartheid shortcoming to the person of Mandela.

Bundy, Colin

Prisoner 913: The Release of Nelson Mandela

Stemmet and co-author Riaan de Villiers bring some of the most compelling secrets to light. Among others, it reveals that the covert collaboration between Mandela and the last NP government went way further than is generally known, and included an attempt by Mandela to broker a deal between the apartheid regime and the ANC in exile prior to his release. It also reveals that F.W. de Klerk made Mandela an offer that, if accepted, would have fundamentally changed the latter's role in the South African transition. Prisoner 913 casts new - often startling - light on the hidden dynamics behind one of the most important events in South Africa's political history."

de Villers, Riaan

A Lawyer's Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond

Henry brown tells his story. His early law experience in Cape Town cast him into the eye of the Struggle when he represented key anti-apartheid activists, including Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, Winnie Mandela, Albie Sachs, and many others.

Brown, Henry

A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela's Hope for his Nation

As Nelson Mandela lived and worked under the unjust system of apartheid, his desire for freedom grew. South Africa separated people by races, oppressing the country's non-white citizens with abusive laws and cruel restrictions. Every day filled Mandela with grief and anger. But he also had hope--hope for a nation that belonged to everyone who lived in it.

From his work with the African National Congress, to his imprisonment on Robben Island, to his extraordinary rise to the presidency, Nelson Mandela was a rallying force against injustice. This stirring biography explores Mandela's long fight for equality and the courage that propelled him through decades of struggle. Illustrated in the bold, bright colors of South Africa, A Plan for the People captures the spirit of a leader beloved around the world.

McDivitt, Linsey

1988 Desk Calendar

  • ZA COM NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-11
  • Item
  • 1988-01-01 - 1988-12-31
  • Part of Prison Collection

The item consists of 1 printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1988. 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.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Proceedings of the launch of the exhibition Reflections on prison life and Nelson Mandela receiving his two personal Notebooks from an ex prison official Donald Card.

Proceedings of the launch of the exhibition Reflections in prison include Nelson Mandela receiving his two personal Notebooks that mysteriously went missing after a raid in Robben Island prison. Donald Card an ex-prison official in Robben Island at the time of the notebooks going missing returns them to Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg in 2004. Video recording of the proceedings of the launch of the exhibition Reflections in prison together with the return of the two of personal notebooks of that belonged to Nelson Mandela while he was serving a prison sentence in Robben Island. The two Notebooks mysteriously went missing after a raid at the prison.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela message for rural education institute, 2007.06.28, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Nelson Mandela message on rural education for the Nelson Mandela institute for rural education institute, Madiba mentions that the institute plans to make education accessible to all children in the rural areas. Explains that the rural communities in South Africa experience more challenges than their urban counterparts.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela gala dinner recorded message, thanking the London community for ercting statue on Parliament square in his honour 2007.08.21: [Recorded Event]

Nelson Mandela recorded message thanking the London community for erecting a statue in his honour and British support in the fight against Apartheid. Madiba remembers a joke that he shared with the late Oliver Tambo in 1962 envisaging that one day a statue of a black person’s statue be erected Parliament square in London.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela message to the Crown Prince, 2007.09.29, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Nelson Mandela messages for Bafana-Bafana and United States (US) challenge, and Vision of African child. Nelson Mandela messages the Crown Prince, Bafana- bafana participation in the international Nelson Mandela challenge benefiting the children’s fund and the Vision of the African child, as a framework of the African former heads of states supporting the children’s fund.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela message recording for Monaco Grand Prix, 2007.05.24, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Nelson Mandela recording of the message for the Monaco Grand Prix and the Nelson Mandela final recorded message for to be viewed at the Monaco grand prix. Monaco grand prix is a Formula one motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. The race has been run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport. The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige". Nelson Mandela's Monaco message was used for wishing well the Monaco grand prix and thanking them for donating some of its proceeds to the three Nelson Mandela charities

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: The recording of Nelson Mandela's message to the 60th annual congress of the world association of newspapers. Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Nelson Mandela message recording for the 60th annual congress of the world association of newspapers as well as to the 14th world editors forum simultaneously held in Cape Town. It was the first time that the annual congress world association of newspapers was held in Africa in 2007. In the message Nelson Mandela welcomes the congress and thanks them for coming to Africa. Later Madiba mentions that newspapers allow us to hold up a mirror of ourselves and we must look squarely at it.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela message for Synergos, 2007.05.11, Houghton: [Recorded event]

Nelson Mandela message recording for the Synergos Institute. Synergos is a non-profit organization which aims to reduce global poverty through “inclusive partnerships” that bring together government, business, civil society and local communities. Thanks David Rockerfeller and daughter Peggy Dulany and Synergos institute for conferrining to him the David Rockerfeller bridging leadership award. Thanks the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for their work in poverty alleviation.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Proceedings of Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday celebrations and the launch of the exhibition Making peace, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

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.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela message recording for the unveiling of the Statue in London, 2008.08.24, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Nelson Mandela recorded message for the unveiling of the replica of his statue in Parliament square. Madiba thanks the London community for the statue and the support of the British during the struggle for liberation. The message played at the unveiling of the statue function in Parliament square in London Britain.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

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