Newspaper Articles on Nelson Mandela’s Release

A Special Collection of Articles Published in Southern African Newspapers at the time of Nelson Mandela’s Release from Robben Island in 1990

The ‘Nelson Mandela’s Release ‘collection is housed in the African Studies Library, please consult the staff to view the collection.

Titles of Newspapers Indexed

  • The Botswana Guardian
  • City Press
  • The Herald
  • Inqaba Ya Basebenzi
  • MMEGI, The Reporter
  • Sunday Star
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times of Swaziland
  • Weekend Observer
  • The Weekly Mail

 

Index to Articles in the Nelson Mandela Release Collection

Here he is! Mandela after 27 years – the first picture. 1990. Sunday Times, February 11, 1990, sec Front Page.

Holiday declared in honour of Mandela. 1990. The Herald, March 5, 1990.

Huge Mandela rally today. 1990. Sunday Times, February 11, 1990.

Local reactions to the release of Nelson Mandela/Tutu: A time to say “yeah!” and a time to celebrate. 1990. Sunday Times, February 11, 1990.

Mandela given freedom of city. 1990. The Herald, March 5, 1990.

The Mandela I knew. 1990. City Press, February 11, 1990.

Mandela policy statement backed. 1990. The Sunday Mail, January 28, 1990.

Mandela urges SA to learn from Zimbabwe. 1990. The Herald, March 5, 1990.

Mandela visits ANC birthplace. 1990. Daily Times, February 28, 1990.

Mandela wept to touch a child. 1990. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

TV’s Mandela coverage left us all dancing in the dark. 1990. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Winnie’s freestyle wardrobe. 1990. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990, sec Sports and Racing.

Benson, Mary. 1990. Nelson, here’s sixpence. get me some shampoo. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Braun, David. 1990. Delighted, says Bush as ANC celebrates. Sunday Star, February 11, 1990, sec He’s Free.

Brier, David. 1990. Face to face at last – first Nat-ANC talks on cards. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990.

De Klerk meets Mandela before announcement. Sunday Star, February 11, 1990, sec He’s Free.

Bulger, Patrick. 1990. The two whites Nelson Mandela honoured the day he came home. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990.

Cachalia, Ghaleb. 1990. Memories of old friends. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Duodo, Cameron. 1990. Has De Klerk really crossed the Rubicon? Weekend Observer, February 17, 1990.

Evans, Gavin and Shaun Johnson. 1990. Mandela speaks. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Garson, Philippa. 1990. The race to get the photo on the t-shirts. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Gavshon, Arthur. 1990. Even before Mandela stepped out, Thatcher had lept the queue. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Gebhardt, Claire. 1990. More smiles for SA. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990, sec Finance.

Gqubule, Thandeka. 1990. Could a free Mandela end Natal’s violence? Weekly Mail, February 9 to 15, 1990.

Power struggle to control access to Mandela. The Weekly Mail, February 8, 1990.

Gqubule, Thandeka, and Louise Flanagan. 1990. Land of sweet childhood dreams. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Gunene, Vusi. 1990. We’ll follow Mandela, the people sing. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Hendrickse, Basil. 1990. Mobilise a mass ANC to overthrow the government. Inqaba Ya Basebenzi: Journal of the Marxist Workers’ Tendency of the African National Congress(28) (January): 2,3-8.

Johnson, Shaun and Eddie Koch. 1990. Nelson’s next step — a truce meeting with FW. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Koch, Eddie. 1990. De Klerk’s men gamble all on ex-prisoner Mandela. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Mandela softens on nationalisation. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Saturday on the island, and there’s a queue at cell 7. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Kumalo, Samkelo and Bongani Mnguni. 1990. Villagers wait return of their “messiah”. City Press, February 11, 1990.

Leeman, Sue. 1990. Pubs and streets, ballrooms, trees and a nuclear particle – the only name in the game is Mandela. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990, sec Review.

Malunga, Mzimkulu. 1990. Thrilled responses to release. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Who visited Mandela in jail. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Mandela, Nelson. 1990. Rivonia trial speech – the speech from the dock. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Mandela, Nelson as told by Sefako Nyaka. 1990. The long road to peace. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990.

Mbuli, Gordon. 1990. Kamhlaba celebrates Mandela’s release. The Times of Swaziland, February 22, 1990.

Mbuya, Titus. 1990. ANC youth and Jeugkrag meeting bears no fruit. MMEGI, The Reporter, February 2-8, 1990.

Memela, Sandile. 1990. Orlando West will be the home of Mandela. City Press, February 11, 1990.

Mkhwanazi, Thami. 1990. The prisoner who changed the rules. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

The ring where Mandela boxed turns into a hen run. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Molefe, Phil. 1990. Black pimpernel Mandela ducks the police. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

If I can just touch his hand, I will go home in peace. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Molefe, ZB. 1990. Journey of the black pimpernel. City Press, February 11, 1990.

Molefe, ZB and Len Kalane. 1990. Mandela goes free today. City Press, Feb 11, 1990.

Molusi, Connie. 1990. Tutu beside himself with joy over release. City Press, February 11, 1990.

Moodley, Cassandra. 1990. Could Mandela practice law again? The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Mandela and BCM leaders agree to further talks. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Morula, Morula. 1990. ANC/Jeukrag agree to disagree. The Botswana Guardian, February 2, 1990.

Nyaka, Sefako. 1990. MK’s ‘impregnable wall’ around Nelson Mandela. Sunday Star, February 18, 1990.

Winnie’s joy as she hears news. Sunday Star, February 11, 1990, sec He’s Free.

Perlman, John. 1990. A funny thing or two happened on the ride from prison. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Reuter. 1990. Mandela calls for unity in Natal. Sunday Times, February 26, 1990.

Roberts, Cheryl. 1990. Fired up with Mandela feeling. The Weekly Mail, February 16 – February 22, 1990, sec Souvenir Mandela Supplement.

Social Democratic Party of Germany. 1990. S.P.D. solidarity with Nelson Mandela. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

South African Council on Sport. 1990. SACOS welcomes comrade Nelson Mandela. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Swilling, Mark. 1990. The president and the prisoner. Sunday Star, Feb 11, 1990, sec Review.

The Anti-Censorship Action Group. 1990. ACAG welcomes the release. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

The Civil Rights and Peace Movement of Israel. 1990. The civil rights and peace movement party salutes Nelson Mandela. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

The South African Society of Journalists. 1990. SASI journalists say, welcome home Nelson Mandela. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Transvaal United African Teachers’ Association. 1990. The 35000 teachers of TUATA welcome our leader. The Weekly Mail, February 16 to February 22, 1990, sec Special Souvenir Supplement.

Woods, Mandy Jean and Ezra Mantini. 1990. Tears and whoops in Soweto. Sunday Times, February 11, 1990.