Resources for the media on the life and times of former president Nelson Mandela
|Issued by: Wits University|
[Johannesburg, 14 June 2013]
Wits University has been receiving numerous requests for experts to comment on the Honourable former president Nelson Mandela, as well as for access to some of the resources and historical papers hosted in its archives.
Wits has thus compiled a Web page comprising commentators (see below) who can speak on the life and times of Madiba from political, historical and cultural perspectives.
For speeches, citations and images, visit www.wits.ac.za/news.
A video produced by Prof Phillip Bonner from the Wits History Workshop in recent years can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZlty_3kp2o&feature=youtu.be.
Links to digitised archive material on Madiba - http://www.wits.ac.za/files/e54te_379623001371043619.pdf. It is free and open for the public to view but some items may be subject to copyright and permission if it is to be republished. Permission can be obtained from Michele Pickover, Principal Curator: Archives and Digital Library, Historical Papers Research Archive on (+27) 11 717 1940 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof Sarah Nuttall (Mandela’s legacy)
Prof Achille Mbembe (Mandela’s life and times)
Prof Adam Habib (Political analyst)
Associate Professor Noor Nieftagodien (Historical perspective)
Prof Daryl Glaser (Political perspective)
He can speak on Madiba’s significance in relation to the achievement (or non-achievement) of values like liberty, democracy, social justice, shared prosperity and domestic peace; political controversies surrounding Mandela; his importance as a symbolic resource for the ANC and country; and the struggle by competing groups to appropriate his legacy.
Prof Tawana Kupe (Mandela as an icon)