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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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First visit of Ardon Bar-Hama, 2011.05.04-06, Houghton: [Set of Seven Images]

Photographs of Ardon Bar-Hama with Richard McKibbon, Canadian intern.
Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer, specializing in high quality digital capture of Special Collections in libraries, museums, institutions and private collections. 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.

McKibbon, Richard

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

Parenting the Nation exhibition launch, 2007-2008, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Eleanor Sisulu, Sahm Venter, Shadrack Katuu, Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Agnes Msimang, Verne Harris introduces a heart surgeon, later Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu in conversation with Nelson Mandela in about the elders Madiba office. Madiba gives him a signed book the Sisulu family take photos in the gardern .

Giant Media

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Legacy dialogues: Legacy leaders and movements, 2014.04.14, Houghton: [Dialogue]

Legacy dialogues: Legacy leaders and movements. People Verne Harris director of Archives and Memory, Interlocutor- Mac Maharaj, Panellists Hugh Macmillan and Dr Adeke Adebajo. Comments/Inputs /Questions Frene Ginwala, Zolile Mvunelo, George Bizos, Sophie Mokoena, Amukelani Hlavhano, Sipho Mkhwanazi.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Nelson Mandela Foundation launch of the exhibition "Madiba public and private" photographic exhibition and the book launch for " The Meaning of Mandela" 2006.06.12 Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Proceedings of the launch of the photographic exhibition " Madiba Public and private" by the photographers Jurgen Schaderberg and Alf Kumalo and the book launch for " The Meaning of Mandela" published by the HSRC. Alf Kumalo shares with the audience on his experiences with Nelson Mandela and the family and later travelling with him on different trips. Jurgen Schaderberg shares his early memories of Madiba as the ANC volunteer in chief, as well as when Madiba was involved with other people participating in the defiance campaign. Xolela Mangcu shares with the audience on the book that he wrote.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Proceedings of Nelson Mandela celebrating Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday in 2007, 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 promo on the work of the Foundation, Houghton: [Promo]

Nelson Mandela mentions that education and health are the most important things, building clinics and schools are important in the rural areas as they make sure that the rural community also enjoys the same facilities that are otherwise taken for granted by the people living in the urban areas. People- Nelson Mandela, the trustees Mrs Irene Mennel, Tokyo Sexwale and Professor Jakes Gerwel.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

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

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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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.

Oryx Media Production

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.

Oryx Media Production

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 “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

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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NMF, various: [Set of 7 Images]

- Nelson Mandela delivering cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springboks to the Bonakele Hospice in Kew, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008.
-Nelson Mandela with Albertina Sisulu meeting a writer of prize winning essay at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2008.
-Nelson Mandela meeting one of the children during a Reach for a Dream visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Johannesburg, December 06.
-Family painting project for the Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in August 2009
-Nelson Mandela at 92, with children from Qunu and Mvezo at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.

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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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Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

Session 1
Assessing the process of opening the archive and understanding their continuing role in constituting a post-apartheid. Paper by Sello Hatang- PAIA and the archive act breaking the barrier to access to information. Paper by Ciraj Rasool - Heritge archives museums, heritage practice and museum practice.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

Session 1 (Continuation)
Assessing the process of opening the archive and understanding their continuing role in constituting a post-apartheid. Presentation by Noel Solani- Archive and human relations in the digital word. Presentation by Verne Harris Memory systems in trouble at archivists have stopped being activists. Presentation by Sandra Prosalendis- Getting our acts together in order to perform that archive

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

End of session 1
Assessing the process of opening the archive and understanding their continuing role in constituting a post-apartheid. Continuation of the presentation delivered by Sandra Prosalendis. Ouestions comments and inputs from the attendees.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

Session 2 (Continuation) of Key note address
Assessing the new network of institutions and structures designed to deliver a transformed national archival system.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

End of session 2
Assessing the new network of institutions and structures designed to deliver a transformed national archival system. Presentation by the national archivist Graham Dominy - National systems, public interest and access. Presentation by Nkhumvhuzeni Tshirado- Who are we, who is being transformed, by whom what terrain is involved and for how long. Presentation by Brad Abbott-Time to address real issues in records management. Presentation by Prof. Sekgothe Mokgoatsana- Remembering our historical pasts the national archives and records service in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton. Last part of Assessing new network of institutions and structures designed to deliver a transformed national archival system. Continuation of a presentation by Prof Sekgothe Mokgoatsana

Sessions 3
Exploring the distinction between “national interest” and “public interest” and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Input from Ellen Namila.
Questions, comments and inputs

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

Sessions 3
Exploring colonial and apartheid archives in post colonial contexts . Chair Carolyn Hamilton
Presentation by Geoff Blundell- Origins center and archive. Presentation by Achmat Dangor- Nelson Mandela centre of memory. Questions, comments and inputs

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.
Ending of the session 3 Exploring colonial and apartheid in post-colonial contexts Questions, comments and inputs

Sessions 4
Exploring the distinctions between “national interest” and “public interest” and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Presentation by Xolela Mangcu- The Authenticity of the record. Presentation by Albie Sachs- Difference between national interest, public and private interest and the role of archives

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

Sessions 4
Exploring the distinction between “national interest” and “public interest” and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Continuation of presentation by Albie Sachs. Presentation public vs national interest in a local community museum. Questions, comments and inputs.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.
The way forward: draft proposal for National archival platform. Presentation by Carolyn Hamilton- Current thinking on the possibilities of establishing a platform, identity politics with reference to the archive. Discussion on the formation of a platform and the vision of the platform, its role and management of the platform

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

Session 4 Exploring the distinction between national interest and public interest and understanding the role of archive in relation to both. Discussions on the proposals and the way forward.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Nelson Mandela Foundation: National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads, 2007.04.23, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

The National Public Systems Archives at Crossroads Place Nelson Mandela Centre of memory 107 Central street Houghton.

The way forward: draft proposal for National archival platform. Discussion of the form and structure that the the platform need to take and the role that it needs to play.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)