Nelson Mandela Foundation archivist to be awarded posthumous national honour

We are delighted to announce that the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s late photo archivist, Lucia Raadschelders, is to be honoured posthumously by the Presidency for her role in South Africa’s freedom struggle.

Raadschelders passed away on 19 November 2018 after a long battle with cancer. The Presidency will honour her with the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo in Silver.

Elinor Sisulu, who nominated Dutch national Raadschelders, said that she had “devoted most of her life to the struggle for freedom in South Africa”. Raadschelders had worked in the anti-apartheid movement and in the ANC underground structures.

Read the full statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation here.