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Mandela - an Audio History

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 December 2013

The struggle against apartheid told through rare sound recordings and first-person accounts. Mandela: An Audio History is the award-winning radio series documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with him, and against him. Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast, the series weaves together more than 50 first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of rare archival recordings, some of which had never been heard before.

  • The Making of this Documentary

    This documentary was an Audio History production. The producer was Joe Richman.


    Find biographies of the contributors and more information about the making of this documentary at mandelahistory.org

  • Contributors

    Neville Alexander
    Fikile Bam
    George Bizos
    Pik Botha
    Christo Brand
    Amina Cachalia
    Eddie Daniels
    Dennis Goldberg
    Ahmed Kathrada
    Mac Maharaj
    Nelson Mandela
    Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane
    Dorothy Masuka
    Joe Matthews
    Roelf Meyer
    Bonghi Mkhabela
    Andrew Mlangeni
    Thandi Modise
    Strini Moodley
    Dr Nthato Motlana
    Dullah Omar
    Albie Sachs
    Lungi Sisulu
    Allister Sparks
    Helen Suzman
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert
    Sonny Venkatrathnam


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