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Nelson Mandela: A Resource Guide

A resource guide for researchers interested in exploring Special Collections rich collection of Nelson Mandela resources.

Nelson Mandela Video Collection at UCT Libraries

Most of our African film collection was destroyed during the Jagger Library Room fire on 18 April 2022. Those titles are marked as "African Studies Library Lost in 2021 Fire" on Primo, our library catalogue.

Please browse our remaining list of Nelson Mandela Video titles.

Featured film

DVD cover of Mandela: long walk to freedomMandela: long walk to freedom (2013)

Director: Jason Chadwick


Mandela: Long walk to freedom spans Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. It is a thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed - an intimate portrait of the making of a modern hero.

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Documentary | Madiba remembered

This poignant documentary captures Nelson Mandela - the man and the icon - through the recollections of University of Cape Town's alumni and current generation. Madiba Remembered draws on the memories of visual artist Lionel Davis who was a fellow prisoner on Robben Island, and internationally acclaimed cartoonist Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) as well as UCT Special Collections' vast archive of Mandela memorabilia comprising films, books, posters, photographs and cartoons. Key and diverse voices in this film range from Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price, Professor Njabulo S. Ndebele, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo, and current undergraduates. Propelled by the brilliant live performance of South African musician, Vusi Mahlasela, at the UCT Nelson Mandela Memorial Concert, the film is humorous, upbeat and at times, surprising. The film sets out to document Mandela and his links to UCT. Request Online