Exhibitions

Kukude Lapho Sivelakhona: The Life and Times of Jonas Gwangwa

Kukude Lapho Sivelakhona: The life and times of Jonas Gwangwa, is an exhibition that pays tribute to Jonas Gwangwa. It is a collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Market Theatre, independent researchers Elinor Sisulu and Sam Shakong, and the Gwangwa family.

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Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

During his time as a public figure Madiba has touched and positively enriched the lives of thousands of children through visits to schools, hospitals and other institutions, messages of inspiration and, most recently, the endorsement of an illustrated children’s version of his book The Long Walk to Freedom.

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South Africa's Transition to Democracy: The Cartoons of Len Sak (1990 - 1994)

Following FW de Klerk’s February 2, 1990 speech, the speed and consequences of political events, and the dire threats to the dawn of a South African democratic transition, it became necessary to adapt my cartoon style to try to interact with rapidly evolving circumstances.

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Robert Sobukwe - Remember Africa

The Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe exhibition, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, marks the opening of the 10th in a series of exhibitions created by the organisation as a means of engaging members of the public in open dialogue.

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Nelson Mandela: Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the Apartheid Museum launched Nelson Mandela: Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman at the Apartheid Museum in November 2008 to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday.

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Drawing on Madiba

Drawing on Madiba launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in November 2008. The exhibition comprises cartoons of Nelson Mandela by South African cartoonist Zapiro. It was one of six exhibitions commemorating Mr Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2008.

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Parenting a Nation: Walter and Albertina Sisulu

Parenting a Nation is an intimate account of the private and political lives of the Sisulu family during the struggle against apartheid. Through photographs, text and archival documents, the exhibition recounts a struggle within a struggle: the 26 years Walter Sisulu spent in jail and the impact this had on his family and his “other family”, the ANC.

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Prisoner in the Garden

Prisoner in the Garden, the first exhibition launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, opened on September 21, 2004. The exhibition shares Nelson Mandela’s personal prison archive with the world, portraying Mr Mandela’s prison life under apartheid through the disclosure and interpretation of original prison documentation.

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UDF Virtual Exhibition

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the South African History Archive (SAHA) launched the UDF Virtual Exhibition in August 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the United Democratic Front. 20 August 2013 marks its 30th anniversary.

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Kathy: The Man Behind the Public Figure

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation collaborated to launch Kathy: The Man Behind the Public Figure, an exhibition about South African freedom struggle hero Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada – a friend and comrade of Nelson Mandela.

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