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.
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.
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.
Three (3) sub-series of photographs by Ilan Ossendryver. 1. Photos of Nelson Mandela and family took after the press conference in Soweto, probably on 13 or 14 February 1990, just after his release. Photos are taken in the front of his house with nurses greeting him, schoolgirls at the fence. Portraits and full photos of Mandela standing with a raised fist. Close-ups of Mandela with Zindzi Mandela and baby and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Murphy Morobe and Zwelakwe Sisulu are also in the photos.
2. Photos of Nelson Mandela casting his vote at the voting station in Houghton, Johannesburg. Zindziswa Mandela is in the photos.
3. Photos of Nelson Mandela attending Arbor day in Soweto holding a spade and planting a tree. Machel, Graça both seated greeting children dressed in green Arbor week T-shirts and yellow hats. Ahmed Kathrada is also in the photos.
Programme and photographs of a Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) event in a school in Cape Town around HIV/AIDS. Speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
Hip-hop artist Drake visits the Nelson Mandela Foundation. CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Sello Hatang and Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe welcome him and give him a tour of the Foundation.
The Great Park Synagoge hosted a 67 minutes drive to collect blankets, clothes and non-perishable foods. The Friends of the Inner City spent 67 minutes cleaning Lorna Court in Johannesburg's CBD as part of their ‘ Build your Neighbourhood’ initiative. The Conference Connection donated food and gifts to St Martins’ Children’s home and blankets to Reservoir Hills residents in Durban The DEC planted trees. Scorpion Legal Protection provided lunch to the Durban Children’s Home Free State Treasury planted trees A baby named after Mandela Moyo restaurant took party packs, face painters and drummers to the Umthombo Street Children in Durban and the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg. They also provided entertainment at a care centre for disabled children in Khayelitsha. Roedean School collected blankets and food for organisations which care for orphans and vulnerable children.
67 blankets for Mandela Day knitted at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Gardens of the Union Buildings covered with thousands of handmade blankets as part of a Guinness World Record attempt by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
SA Taxi supporting Nelson Mandela Day. Activities of the day included: Mandela Day with bumper stickers on 10 000 taxis at the rank were handout, MTN and Coca Cola were part of the activation and they provided a mobile stage and promo material that can also carry the Mandela Day messaging.
Celebration of 10 years of Mandela Day at Germiston Civic Centre, the event was organised by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The City of Ekurhuleni invited city veterans that are 100 years to the celebration.
Main speakers for the event were Mr Lebogang Mahile (MEC for Housing). Mr Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of City of Ekurhuleni), Prof Njabula Ndebele (Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Mr Sello Hatang (Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation), Ms Patricia Kumalo (Speaker of the council for Ekurhuleni)
In conversation with Sello Hatang, he was one of the Trek4Mandela climbers in August 2019, he made a presentation and shared his experiences with the Nelson Mandela Foundation staff facilitated by Samantha Mashapa.
Press conference to announce the speaker of the 2016 Annual Lecture preceded by a tour of the NMF by Dr. Ayo Ajayi, Director of the Africa Team, leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's offices in Ethiopia, South Africa and Nigeria. NMF Board member Nikiwe Bikitsha; Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, Advisor to the Principal and Vice Chancellor in the University of Pretoria. Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation giving Dr. Ayo Ajayi and his acquaintances tour of the NMF’s Archives.
Liverpool FC Ladies Team visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation is presented with a Liverpool soccer shirt, signed by the players and Mandela’s name on the back. Razia Saleh shows them the archives.
Opening and photos of the exhibition "Poisoned Pasts". Poisoned Pasts is a joint project with the Institute for Security Studies and aims to provoke questioning about our difficult pasts and to honour the victims of South Africa’s chemical and biological warfare programme. The Reverend Frank Chikane, himself a victim of the chemical and biological warfare programme, gave the keynote address.
Actor Sello Motloung visits the Nelson Mandela Foundation to prepared for his role as Nelson Mandela in an upcoming feature film ''An Act of Defiance' by listing to the sound recordings of Mandela's speech from the Dock.
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.
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.
Nelson Mandela Foundation Head of Leadership and Knowledge Development Verne Harris was a visiting professor at Dominican University in Chicago during its 2018-9 academic year. As the holder of the Follett Chair in information studies, on 16 April he delivered the annual Follett Lecture for 2019 (text attached). The title for the Lecture was A Time to Remember, A Time to Forget: Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and the Work of Memory.
GR Naidoo family visits Mandela on the occasion of the opening of the GR Naidoo exhibition. The photos are of individual family members greeting Nelson Mandela, group photos, portraits of Nelson Mandela, and Nelson Mandela looking at sketches of himself and GR Naidoo.
Nelson Mandela and American actor, director and filmmaker Forest Whitaker, children greeting Mandela, Zelda la Grange giving the children books, Keisha Nash Whitaker with Mandela (Forest spouse), Mandela receiving a Madiba fridge magnet and Zinzi Mandela. The series includes Nelson Mandela portraits.
Group photos and one-on-one photos of Jesse Jackson and his entourage with Nelson Mandela in his office: Mandela and Jesse Jackson, Mandela with Jesse Jackson and Jesse children (Jesse Jackson Junior and Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson), and Jesse Jackson with Big Nuz (South African Kwaito musical group).
Nelson Mandela greeting individual members, series of portraits of Mandela, group photos of the players and officials with Mandela, group photos of players with Nelson Mandela Foundation staff, and Mandela receiving a soccer shirt, signed by the players and carrying number ‘91’.
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.
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.