Invitation to cover: Listening to the Rivonia Trial: courts, archives and the liberation movements
Date: 26 and 27 September 2018
From: Nelson Mandela Foundation
The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa (NARSSA), the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), Ina (Institut national de l’audiovisuel), the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and IFAS-Research, and the Wits History Workshop are jointly hosting a two-day event focusing on the Rivonia audio archive as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary programme during Heritage Month.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to invite you to the two-day event, consisting of an official ceremony and presentation of the restored archives on the evening of 26 September 2018, followed by an international colloquium at the University of the Witwatersrand on 27 September 2018.
The events, structured around the theme “Listening to the Rivonia Trial: courts, archives and the liberation movements”, seek to celebrate the unique heritage that the restored sound archives represent to the South African public, who had previously not been able to access the recordings because of the obsolete recording format.
Day 1: Official ceremony and presentation of restored archives
Venue: Nelson Mandela Foundation, 107 Central Street, Houghton (secure parking available along Central Street)
Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Time: 18h00 to 20h00
Please confirm your attendance with Lee Davies on LeeD@nelsonmandela.org.
Day 2: International colloquium at the University of the Witwatersrand
Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Graduate Seminar Room, Southwest Engineering Building, East Campus
Date: Thursday 27 September 2018
Time: 09h00 to 16h30
Please confirm your attendance with Antonette Gouws on firstname.lastname@example.org.