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  • 1987-04-20 - 1987-04-26
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1987. 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

Ending the armed struggle [e15cCfTLFso]

In the latter part of his imprisonment Nelson Mandela made overtures towards the apartheid regime when he thought the time was right. He was not negotiating, but he was talking to them about the conditions for actual talks between the ruling National Party and the African National Congress. Once he was released from prison on 11 February 1990 he and his colleagues began meeting with the regime. This paved the way for the full-blown multi-party talks at the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (Codesa) which began on 20 December 1991 and ended in 1993 when the date for South Africa’s first democratic elections was announced. Here he talks about the ending of the armed struggle in August 1990.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Holding government to account [QVS3QJJiD5w]

While he was negotiating the end of apartheid and the beginning of democracy, Nelson Mandela addressed thousands of people. He travelled the world and South Africa both to gather continued support for the process and to listen to the views and concerns of his people. Here he talks about addressing a rally in 1993 and explains how he dealt with the militancy of the youth.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - report on Radio Today by Sting Pretter on the consultative conference of the African National Congress - An actuality of the chief of staff of Umkhonto We- Sizwe Mr Chris Hani, the deputy president of the ANC, Mr Nelson Mandela, the head of the Department of International affairs Mr Thabo Mbeki and the commander of Umkhonto We- Sizwe Mr Joe Modise

RECORDBC 19901217

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