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Ardon Bar-Hama visits to Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2011.05.04-06, Houghton: [Set of 26 Images]

Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer specialising on archival materials. Google supports a project to digitize the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitization.

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Deacidification of the NMF Archive, 2014, Houghton: [Set of 49 Still Images]

Photos of the deacidification of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) Archive in four folders taken by Lucia Raadschelders and Razia Saleh. The first folder contains photos of the training staff members by Chief Librarian Isaac Nkadimeng, Christian Legodi and Magretia Masebe of the South African Library, Tshwane.
The second folder shows loaded crates ready to be transported to the National Library. The third folder shows photos of Canadian interns, Jamila Ghaddar and Katrina Cohen-Palacios dusting and returning materials to their boxes after being treated at the National Library. The fourth folder contains photos taken by Razia Saleh at the NMF reception with Zunelle Breytenbach, Zanele Riba, Ethel Arends, as well as Florence Garishe.

Saleh, Razia

Dialogue: Archives at the Crossroads, 2007.02.23-24, Houghton: [Set of 543 Images]

Dialogue on 'Archives at Crossroads' which was organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and co-convened with the National Archives and the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Research Project. Participants in the auditorium, NMF building and photos of the ‘Malibongwe’ exhibition. The dialogue was held over two days on 23 and 24 April.

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Exhibition ''Poisoned Pasts'', 2016.10, Houghton

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.

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International Mandela Dialogues, 2016

International Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work: ''Creating Safe Spaces Across Generations'', 2016 held in South Africa and Sri Lanka with participants from Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka as well as United States of America.

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Interview with Agelinah Hlope in her home, 2010.08.01, Nkowankowa: [Set of Seven Images]

Visit by the Archives team to Mrs Angelinah Hlope, one of the women who participated in the Women’s march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. Mrs Angelina Hlope is also a member of the ‘Gogos for Mandela’ soccer team. The official name of the soccer team is Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club.

Raadschelders, Lucia

Launch of the Comic Book series, 2008.07.17, Houghton: [Set of 77 Images]

Launch of the Comic Book series at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF): Nelson Mandela meeting with Vincent Maphai of BHP Billiton and with the Umlando group of graphic artists. Also features some school children with Nelson Mandela showing him the 'Black Pimpernel' comic book. Nelson Mandela giving speech in the NMF auditorium and greeted by Anglo American executives.

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Launch of the photobook 'Mandela: The Authorised Portrait' at the NMF, 2006.10.09, Houghton: [Set of 188 Still Images]

The launch of the coffee table book ‘Mandela: The Authorised Portrait’ with Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Albie Sachs, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manuel, Jakes Gerwel, Graça Machel and others. Some nice photos of Mandela and others with the book cover behind them.

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Macmillan launch of the children’s version of Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, 2009.09.09, Johannesburg: [Set of 76 Still Images ]

To mark International Literacy Week, Macmillan in association with the READ Trust and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a children’s version of Mr Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.
South African author Chris van Wyk was at the launch, held at the READ Educational Trust in Johannesburg. “I’ve been looking forward to this day – I was very honoured when asked to write this book,” said Van Wyk.

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Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley, 2014.02.02, Houghton: [Set of 70 Images]

Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event also marked the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the National Library of South Africa for a de-acidification project to preserve Madiba's papers. The project is funded by the US Embassy. People featuring are Peter Magubane, Ahmed Kathrada, George Bizos, Barbara Hogan, the US Embassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, Steven van Zandt, MC Leanne Manas, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, African National Congress Deputy General Jessie Duarte, Thebe Foundation CEO Mokgethi, and Sello Hatang.

Reed, Vernon

Opening of the exhibition 'Making Peace', 2007.07.19, Houghton: [Set of 142 Still Images]

The opening of the exhibition ‘Making Peace’, an exhibition about Albert Luthuli. With Nelson Mandela; Dr Luthuli (Albert Luthuli’s daughter); the artist who painted The Black Christ, Ronald Harrison; Lindiwe Sisulu; Bill Clinton; Ahmed Kathrada; Nthato Motlana; Luli Callinicos and others

Willman, Matthew

Opening of the exhibition 'Mandela- Gandhi Wall', 2014.07.24, Houghton: [Set of 83 Still Images]

An opening of the exhibition 'Mandela- Gandhi Wall' with Ela Gandhi, Birad Rajaran, Maniben Sita, Virendra Gupta as well as Sello Hatang. The interactive, multimedia display features photographs, QR(quick recognition) codes that can be read by cell phones which then play videos that Birad Rajaran has loaded on to the internet, and a game that visitors can play by answering questions on the back of cards (similar to postcards) and then matching the photo on the card with the one on the wall.

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Opening of the exhibition “Africa Salutes You”, 2010.06.09, Houghton: [Set of 187 Images]

Opening of the exhibition "Africa Salutes You" at the NMF. Nelson Mandela looking at the exhibition. The exhibition is from Athol Moult with children from Mvezo and was organised by Mandla Mandela. Mandla Mandela with Freddy Chabo Pilusa and Athol Moult in the auditorium. First Lady Thobeka Madiba (#8285), Nelson Mandela with Mandla Mandela, Thobeka Madiba and Graça Machel visiting the exhibition.

Yazbek, Debbie

Research trip by Sahm Venter to Addis Ababa, 2009.06.08-13, Ethiopia: [Set of 71 Images]

Sahm Venter's research trip to Addis Ababa, tracing back Nelson Mandela’s journey when he secretly left South Africa to undergo military training in Ethiopia. Includes interviews with Ethiopian generals who helped Nelson Mandela in 1962.
Included are Colonel Fekadu Wakeni, Tefers Melesse, Co. Mengesh Zedwu at the Police Rapid Deployment Force base.

Venter, Sahm

Researched photographs for the exhibition "Mandela-Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator", 1950s-1990s

Researched photographs for the exhibition ''Mandela- Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman. Exhibition for the Apartheid Museum celebrating the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Opened in 2008 as part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Exhibition: South Africa

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is the title of the virtual exhibition which was made for Mandela Day events in 2011. The title was taken from the children’s song which Nelson Mandela, in the early years after his release, would sing to and with groups of small children. This exhibition not only highlighted Nelson Mandela’s love of children; his own and the children all over the world but also their attraction to him.

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