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Lionel Shapiro Collection, 1964, Pretoria: [Set of 7 still images]

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  • 1964-06-12

The photos are taken on 12 June 1964, the day of the verdict in the Rivonia Trial. Lionel Shapiro took the photos whilst studying at Wits and taking pictures once a week for the student paper. Nelson Mandela leaving court in a prison van, protestors, Winnie Mandela and Mandela's mother.

The collection consists of 4 photographs - LS001: Winnie Mandela and Mandela's mother, Nosekeni leaving court; LS002: June Mlangeni leaving the court; LS003: The trialists leaving court after the sentencing in a prison van. Mandela is the first person on the left in the van; and LS004: A supporter outside the court with placard "We are proud of our leaders".

Shapiro, Lionel

Nelson Mandela medallions and coins

There are numerous medalliions and coins named after Mandela and coined in his honour. The first coin was minted in Norway 1993 on the occassion of the Nobel Peace Prize. Coins were also minted to honour his inauguration, his presidency, equal education, his 90th birthday, Robben Island. Coins and medallions are in gold and other precious metals and in different weight.

Patron of Imibala Charity

The Imibala "Sponsor a Child" programme assists needy children with attending primary school

Chief Patron of the Star Smile Fund

This was a once-off event to raise funds for the first operation. The Smile Foundations is a NGO with a holistic health care vision for parents and children with facial conditions

Mandela was Patron-in-chief of the Presidents' Award for Youth Empowerment from 1992 to 2010

The President's Award for Youth Empowerment has strong international links through its affiliation with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award which was started in 1956 by HRH, The Prince Philip. The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The aim was to motivate young people to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood. The Award Programme, through the network of The International Award Association, is operating in more than 120 countries of which 21 in Africa.
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