Congress of Democrats papers donated by Ben Turok Minutes of meetings of the Johannesburg Regional Committee 1961-1962 National Consultative Committee 1961-1962 National Executive Committee 1961-1962 Transvaal Region 1962 National Consultative committee constitution Documents relating to the South African National Convention 1961 Johannesburg City Council, South African Congress of Trade Unions Jewish Community, Political Education and workers compensation Correspondence, memoranda, press statements, financial records of the congress of democrats Newsletters including congress bulletins, counter attack: Bulletin of the South African congress of democrats, The emergent African Middle class, Combat Fighting Talk etc. Publications re Chief Albert Luthuli, Bantustans, the Pondo Revolt Pamphlets relating to amongst other subjects, the sabotage bill, Sharpeville, stay at home education etc. Passports belonging to Ben Turok Other general documents
ICRC including Letter from Canon Collins to ICRC in 1964, requesting an inspection of Robben Island prison conditions after reports of ill- treatment. Summary of the report of the ICRC visit to prisons in S.A, 1966, issued by the World Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners.- Correspondence re: ICRC visit.
File: Rivonia Trial correspondence, statements, finance, etc Correspondence by Bram Fischer to Canon Collins and vice versa re: the guilty verdict and responding the messages of sympathy. List of Robben Island clients as at 11 October 1989 with prison numbers. File Rivonia Trial 1963-1964 Walter Sisulu statement on which his evidence was led with handwritten annotations. Press clippings Walter Sisulu: extracts of evidence : Examination by Mr. Fischer. Notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation whilst under 90 day detention. Ahmed Kathrada: extract of evidence examination by Mr. Berrnage. Lionel Bernstein extracts of some evidence: cross examination by Percy Yuter. Pamphlet entitled " My fight is for all:" Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" extracts of Mandela's statement from the dock as printed by the Rand Daily Mail Johannesburg) File: Collins2/6 mainly concerning the Rivonia Trial (1964) including: Handwritten notes. Correspondence from Freda Nuell, J Hadebe, Conon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe Raymond Kunene, Rica Hogdson, Typescript- biography of Nelson Mandela, Draft articles concerning the imprisonment of Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists, Rivonia Trial - statements of accounts and annexure of monies received, Decision by Trialists not to appeal against their sentence, Statements against the Rivonia Trial sentences by Conon Collins and others, Christian Action article entitled " Mandela: a message from prison" Press statements on the sentence issued by the Africa Bureau and by Canon Collins Correspondence on the sentencing Typescript of Mandela statement from the dock " Why I am ready to die" with original annotations Articles on the Rivonia Trial Statement issued by Mr. Tom Kellosk at a press conference called by Christian Action January 15 1964 on the Rivonia Trial. Statement by Canon Collins on behalf of Christian Action. Anti- Apartheid Movement profile of Mandela and reproductive extracts from his statement from the dock Notes for adverts and letters re: Rivonia Trial Includes typescripts of draft articles on the Rivonia Trial some of them written by E.S. (Solly ) Sachs A pamphlet titled the " message of Rivonia"
Communist party of South Africa, SACP, Young Communist League of South Africa,, Herenigde National Party van SA, Liberal party of SA, National party of SA, Progressive party of SA, United party of SA, Labour party of SA, labour extra parliamentary organisations. Simons, Jack and Ray Microfilm
Publications and papers of Neville Alexander ANC election manual, handbooks, policy guides, candidates brochure including Nelson Mandela ANC pamphlets re- workers, voter issues, anti Nat propaganda, meetings, students individual support, general. National party policy guides, brochures, comic/magazine, general campaign pamphlets. Democratic party constitution, policies, manifesto, youth and workers issues, general mobilising pamphlets. Independent electoral commission monitors packages including handbook for monitors, electoral act, incident report sheets, government gazette, employment contract act. Publication and papers from voter education and elections training units (VEETU), Matla Trust Street law, Black Sash, MPD, Call of Islam, Justice and Peace, Dove, UWC SRC, COSATU, ANC Bonteheuwel Branch. Project Vote training manuals and voting times.
Scrapbook containing Newsclippings dated May-October 1961. Includes clippings related to the South African politics, reported in international newspapers such as the Guardian, Daily Herald, New York Tribune, Financial Times, Observer, Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard.
Collection of news clippings concerning the following: Campaigns for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1980- 1989). Nelson Mandela and Robert J. Brown, Nelson Mandela being diagnosed with tuberculosis, his 70th birthday, and the Free Mandela Concert held at Wembley Stadium (1988). The Mandela family (1988- 1989). Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and worldwide reaction to his release (1990). Speeches and statements by Nelson Mandela (1990-1991). Tours undertaken by Nelson Mandela, including visits to the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America (Brazil, Spain, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico), the Far East and Australia (1990 - 1991). Victor Verster prison, visits to Nelson Mandela at Victor Verster, and his meeting with PW Botha (1989). Biographical profiles Nelson of Mandela.
Programmes and programme segments broadcast by Radio Freedom, the radio station of the African Audio interviews used in the Vara Radio (Netherlands) programme "Portrait of Mandela," including an excerpt of Nelson Mandela's 1961 interview conducted by an ITN journalist, and a copy of the completed documentary. Interviewees include Winnie Mandela, Allan Boesak, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Lord Bethell, Brian Bunting, Albert Dhlomo, Ben Turok and C Stork.
Association of Western European parliamentarians Against Apartheid (AWEPAA). Renamed ‘The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa’ (AWEPA) in 1993 Papers and publications, 1985-1994. Reports on Namibia Publications relating to South Africa destabilization of the neighbouring countries including Angola and Mozambique Media issues relating to South Africa including censorship Publications relating to children under Apartheid AWEPAA news bulletins
Association of West European Parliamentarians for Action against Apartheid (AWEPAA)
Audio recording of an African National Congress (ANC) rally held at the Cape Town Civic Centre, on the 13th of September 1993. The speakers include Nelson Mandela, Allan Boesak, Salie Manie and Melanie Verwoerd.
Collection of political cartoons produced by Abe Berry, former cartoonist for the Star Newspaper. Most of the cartoons were produced for the Star Newspaper and some for City Press. The cartoons cover Nelson Mandela in relation to subjects such as: The South African 'Bantustan' system. Speculation about his release from prison. The Organisation of African Unity and the International Anti-Apartheid Movement. Free Mandela campaigns. The unbanning of the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Awards and honours conferred on Nelson Mandela including the naming of streets, schools and other public spaces in his honour. The South African negotiation process.
Correspondence from Paul Joseph to Yusuf Dadoo, photocopies of letters from Adelaide and Paul Joseph to Nelson Mandela, and the statement of the African National Congress National Executive Committee on Nelson Mandela's 60th birthday.
Brian Bunting Papers 1930's -1980's. SACP and ANC history. Includes correspondence, news cuttings, papers, bound volumes of the Guardian (1937-1948), New Age (1956-1957) pamphlets. Material collected for the Moses Kotane biography.
Correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, publications and press statements concerning the following: The Rivonia Trial, including a summarized version of Nelson Mandela’s defence statement at the trial and the script of a radio broadcast on the Rivonia Trial (36 min.) (1964 - 1975). The World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners, and a summary of support for the campaign (1964). The persecution of Winnie Mandela (1971). Political prisoners in South Africa (1975). The Treason Trial, including schedules C and D of the indictment, a list of the accused and their association with certain speeches, gatherings and publications (1956 - 1961). Biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, Dennis Goldberg, Walter Sisulu, Lionel Bernstein, Elias Motsoaledi and Ahmed Kathrada. Appeals for the release of Nelson Mandela including an appeal to the people of South Africa smuggled out from Robben Island, with an introduction from Oliver Tambo (1980). A copy of the international declaration for the release of Nelson Mandela, initiated by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, as well as a list of signatories to the declaration (1981). The Sunday Post campaign for Nelson Mandela’s release(1980 - 1981). United Nations notes on the Release Mandela Campaign, a statement by Chief Albert Luthuli on the sentencing of the Rivonia Trialists (1964), extracts from an address by H.E. Mr. B Akporode Clark to non-governmental organisations at UN headquarters (1980), biographical profiles on Nelson Mandela, and the Free South African Political Prisoners Campaign (1980). A survey of events and actions in honour of and for the release of Nelson Mandela, prepared by the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, October 1984. Observances of Nelson Mandela’s 60th birthday (1978). The collection also consists of bound volumes of Spark, Guardian and New Age newspapers, for which Brian Bunting served as editor. They include newspaper reports on Nelson Mandela’s 1962 Africa trip showing photographs of Nelson Mandela together with Oliver Tambo in Algeria, Nelson Mandela’s tour of Algerian army camps and headquarters together with Robert Resha, Nelson Mandela meeting with Tunisian government representatives, and Nelson Mandela together with Colonel Tadenesse Biru in Ethiopia.
Letter by Bram Fischer to comrades and friends smuggled from prison (1970) photocopy. What I did was right. Statement from the dock by Abraham Fischer, Q.C. in the Supreme Court. Court Pretoria March 28 1966 (photocopy) 32pp.
Pamphlets, newsletters and memoranda of the Release Mandela Campaign (RMC) and the Nelson Mandela Reception Committee concerning: Launch of the Release Mandela Campaign. Reports from the Release Mandela Campaign. Organising of the 1985 mass march to Pollsmoor Prison. Welcoming home of Govan Mbeki after his release from prison.
Dr Yusuf Mohammed Dadoo Papers donated by Brian Bunting. Papers from years in exile in London. Papers reflect activity in the South African national liberation movement. Strong with regards to the SACP and ANC and also cover the World Peace Council, SACTU and the Anti- Apartheid movement, as well as Indians in South Africa. Correspondence (handwritten and typed) Minutes of meetings, printed material, financial documents literary works including manuscripts and speeches.
News cuttings, diagrams, notes and memoranda concerning a 1981 plan by Eddie Daniels to free Nelson Mandela from Robben Island. The collection also includes subsidiary material about a Bureau of State Security (BOSS) escape plan in 1969, reportedly part of a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela.
Eddie Daniels papers and publications Collection consists of a letter written by Alan Paton providing a sketch of Eddie Daniels and a motivation for his release from prison granting an exit permit from South Africa, 21 February 1967 [photocopy]. Publication used by Eddie Daniels during his imprisonment on the Island.
J.J. Fagan papers- Documents related to Robben Island, including a photocopy of chapter 20 entitled Robben Island from the book " Brushes with the law" by Judge Marius Diemont; a copy of a document "Summary of complaints" referred to on page 229 of the book; personal notes of Judge Fagan, made during Robben Island visit on 08.02.1975; copy of letter written to Commissioner of Prisons following the visit and referred to page 229; photograph taken during visit.
Lionel and Sadie Forman, Congress alliance documents: Freedom Charter Johannesburg Congress of the people; Pamphlets. Lionel and Sadie Forman, Personal papers includes treason trial documents- Microfilms
Collection of photographs covering: Nelson Mandela birthday tributes; Campaigns for Nelson Mandela's release from prison; The Cape Town celebration rally after Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Photographers include Benny Gool, Rashid Lombard and Murray Michel.
UDF News, newsletter of the Western Cape region January 1990, Defiance campaign, Release Mandela campaign pamphlets, stickers and guidelines: Stoffel will not silence us issued by the Save the press campaign, Boycott the All Blacks, do not support racist sport.
Legal correspondence (Ismail Ayob and Associates) 1 (1989) Financial income and expenditure ( Ayob and Associates (1990) including Mandela family disbursements. Charges against Winnie Mandela for contravening her banning order and replying to affidavits. Affidavits against Winnie Mandela re: The contravention of her banning order and replying affidavits. Court judgments Invoices by Ismail Ayob Associates, for acting on behalf of Winnie's behalf. Letter to Thabo (28 September 1991) by Horst Kleinschmidt re: The trial of Winnie Mandela and more specifically the claims made by Ismail Ayob. Correspondence to IDAF from Ayob re: above( 4 September 1991) Correspondence from IDAF ( Horst Kleinschmidt to Ayob) (2nd September 1991) Correspondence from Ayob to Pennington's re: monies received ( Aug 16 1991) Statement of account (Ayob) 1990 Mandela trial files 1986, including Jugdement against Winnie Mandela ( contravention of banning order) Affidavit by Winnie Mandela. Affidavits by others
Treason Trial and other cases Notes on legislation involved in the trial. Fund-raising campaigns by the South African Legal Defence Committee under the auspices of Christian Action Correspondence include Canon Collins, Solly Sachs, Dr Guy Rout Defence Aid Fund summaries of income and expenditure Biographical information about judges in the trial, including Justice Rump, Justice Luxor, Justice Kennedy Lists of 61 released Detailed summaries of preparatory examinations Brief biographies of some of the accused including: Oliver Tambo, Z.K. Matthews, James Calata, Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, W Conco, Leslie Masina, Chief Luthuli, Kesval Moonsamy, Dickson Fuyani, Billy Nair, Duma (Philemon) Nokwe, Wilton Mkwayi, Elloitt Mfaxa, Len Lee- Warden, Helen Joseph Florence Matomela "Difficulties and hardships as results of the arrests and the trial" - document Full list of accused persons Professions and status of the accused Statement by Canon Collins concerning the arrests of the Treason Trialists Excerpts from speeches made at an ANC meeting held on 7/4/1954, as reported for the prosecution by Detective Sergeant Mistake Mesilla Condition of the above: very fragile
Nelson Mandela's progress in obtaining study rights for prisoners on the Island, for which he estimated that approx. 400 men would require assistance at a cost of R15 000 per annum. There is correspondence written by Ismail Ayob and associates in the regard.1981. Correspondence from Ismail Ayob and Associates to Messrs Miller and Co. re: the signing of the Trust Deed for the Nelson Mandela Charitable Trust 1981. Ismail Ayob correspondence re: the awarding of a prize to Mandela in Austria 1982. Education of prisoners on Robben Island 1982.
Biographical notes on some of the people persecuted by the South African government for their opposition to the policies of apartheid, 30 May 1964. The list includes Nelson Mandela and other Rivonia Trialists.
Copies of the letter and reports sent to JB Vorster ( Minister of Justice), by the International Committee for the Red Cross, June 18 1964, concerning conditions in South African prisons (Robben Island, Victor Verster, various police stations in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Pretoria Prison Leeuwkop, Kroonstad and Sonderwater TB Hospital)
Typescript of a letter by Nelson Mandela to Messrs. Seedat, Pillay and Co. concerning his intention to institute legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons, and to make application for an interdict restraining the prison authorities from abusing their authority. The letter includes reference to improper interference with social relations, censorship of outgoing mail, censorship of incoming correspondence, disappearance of letters in transit, visits, language qualifications of censors, correspondence with political supporters, money received for prisoners and political discussions at the sittings of the prison board. There is a similar letter from Kathrada to Seedat, Pillay and Co. 1976.
A report by Nelson Mandela on Robben Island prison conditions, including food, medical care, studies recreation, work, the single cells section, the hot water system, the alarm system, letters and correspondence. Other documents includes references by Mandela to the 1977 media visit to Robben Island.
A summarised statement minuted from Nelson Mandela at Robben Island prison (11 December 1978). About the correspondence being withheld from him. Numerous specific cases and incidents are mentioned, including a telegram sent from Zindzi Mandela, Winnie's suing of Dr Matlhare, and the non delivery of correspondence from Helen Suzman.
Correspondence, charge sheets and other documentation concerning Winnie Mandela's banning orders and the contravention of her banning orders. Key correspondents include Ismail Ayob and Associates and Messrs Miller and Co.
A letter to Winnie Mandela by Ismail Ayob (16 August 1984) on a number of matters including an article in the Guardian newspapers, monies sent to Nelson Mandela, Dr Asvat having a story published by Alister Sparks (saying that the clinic run by Winnie was manned by AZAPO), a message for Zwelakhe Sisulu to contact Winnie, an application by Winnie to move to Johannesburg, Winnie's nomination for the Politiken and Dagens Nyheters Freedom Prize, monies disbursed to family members and the education of the Mandela children. 1984.
Legal correspondence, copies of court records and financial statements concerning the charges against Winnie Mandela for kidnapping (counts 1-4), and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (counts 5-8). There is correspondence between Ismail Ayob and others about Mandela family disbursements, as well as copies of invoices.
Instructions from Victor Verster Prison by Nelson Mandela 5.2.1989 concerning matters relating to the Mandela Crisis committee: completion of affidavits, church's findings about his family, possibility of criminal activities involving his family, profiles on each youth, and the prevention of further publicity.
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial statements, media strategies, campaign materials and newsletters of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee. There are international appeals for the intensification of the campaign for the release Nelson Mandela's from prison, a declaration on the release of Mandela, and advertising for a mass rally with Nelson Mandela in Stockholm, Sweden. Correspondence include Mike Terry, Sipho Pityana Tony Hollingsworth,
File: treason Trial Defence Fund press summary volumes 28-29 -Regular Bulletin giving a factual resume of the proceedings of the Treason Trial, issued by the - Treason Trial Defence Fund. - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volumes 31-32 - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 90 as above - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 95 as above - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 100 as above - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 123 as above
Correspondence, notes, campaign materials, legal accounts and other documentation concerning the Treason Trial in which 156 members of the Congress Alliance were charged. These include a statement by Canon Collins concerning arrests of the treason Trialists, a document on the difficulties and hardships encountered as a result of arrests and the trial, notes on the legislation involved in the trial, detailed summaries of the preparatory examination, the full list of the 61 accused who were acquitted after preparatory examination, the professions and status of the accused, Defence and Aid Fund summaries of income and expenditure, and documentation concerning fund- raising campaigns by the South African legal Defence Committee under the auspices of Christian Action. There is also biographical information about the judges in the trial including justice Rumpff, Justice Ludorf and Justice Kennedy, as well as biographies of some of the accused, including Oliver Tambo, Z.K. Matthews, James Calata, Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, William Conco, Leslie Masina, Chief Albert Luthuli, Billy Nair, Duma Nokwe, Wilton Mkwayi, Helen Joseph and Florence Matomela. Also included are excerpts from speeches made at an ANC meeting held on 7 April 1954, as reported for the prosecution by Detective Sergeant Matseke Malesela, Correspondents include Canon John Collins, E S ( Solly ) Sachs and Dr Guy Ruth.
Correspondence and other documentation concerning the Treason Trial Defence Fund. Most of the documentation deals with the legal costs for the trial. It includes a letter of gratitude to the Treason Trial Defence Fund, on behalf of the Trialists by Ahmed Kathrada, a list of items up for auction in aid of the Treason Trial Defence Fund as well as a correspondence with those against whom charges were withdrawn. There are also Treason Trial Defence account for the year ended 31 March 1961 and balance sheets as at the date. Correspondents include IA Maisels Canon Collins, Neville D. Vandyke, Reverend AG Sidebotham, Mrs. JF Burnstall, Mary Turok, Freda Levson, Freda Nuell, Bram Fischer, Ros Ainsley, Jack Barnett, Harvey Mitchell, K. Hardie, and Edward Joseph.
Drafts and undated memoranda concerning the 1956 Treason Trial. These include full list of the accused, typescripts on the Treason Trial arrests (presumably for publishing) , Christian Action appeals after arrests, a list of sponsors of the South African Defence Fund, statements by Canon Collins and Bishop Ambrose Reeves on the ending of the Treason Trial, and article entitled " Impressions of Johannesburg" written by a foreigner who visited Johannesburg to attend the trial.
Pamphlets issued by Nelson Mandela on behalf of the All in African National Action Council, in which he calls for a three day strike, in protest against the inauguration of South Africa as a republic. These include appeals to the people of South West Africa to the student community and to members of the Transkei an Territorial Authority.
Pamphlets calling for the release of the Rivonia Trialists (international) Campaigns to save lives of the Rivonia Trialists- Anti Apartheid Movement Original letter dated 5/11/1962 from Nelson Mandela to Canon Collins, acknowledging support received from Christian Action. News clippings and campaign material re: Mandela's 5 year prison sentence. Nelson Mandela's testimony at his first trial, 1962 in which he talks extensively about his African trip. Copies and pamphlets calling for 3 day strike in 1961. Newsclippings from Observer, November 1962 re: Nelson Mandela's sentencing to 5 years in prison. State versus Nelson Mandela 1962: main count particulars to the charge, list of publications, documents and pamphlets presented as evidence, 1st alternative charge, 2nd alternative charge. Letter to the chief magistrate 16 October 1962 from Kantor Zwarenstein and partners re: conduct by members of staff concerning State versus Nelson Mandela trial. Correspondence between Harold Wolpe and Canon Collins, October 1962 Correspondence with Canon Collins re: account in the Mandela trial. Correspondence include Ruth Finkelstein, Alex Hepple Correspondence concerning the trial (Harold Wolpe) Application for a remand of the trial for two weeks due to Adv. Slovo not being able to present because of his banning orders, 1962 Explanation of charge against Mandela Extracts from Canon Collins chairperson's report at the AGM of Christian Action, November 1962, where he talks the betrayal of Nelson Mandela the remarkable Black Pimpernel Letters to the editor of the Times, London and the Guardian 1962 concerning the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu Press statement issued by the Anti- Apartheid Movement August 1962 calling for messages of support to be sent to Nelson Mandela. Pamphlet with Mandela's call for a three day stay away, on behalf of the National Action Council Draft biographical sketch of Nelson Mandela All in African National Action Council- appeal to the people of South West Africa, written by Mandela on behalf of NAC. As above: appeal to students and scholars As above: to members of the Transkei Territorial Authority
Legal proceedings concerning the State versus Nelson Mandela in 1962. These material include an application for the remand of the trial due to Advocate Joe Slovo not being present because of his banning orders, the main count, an explanation of the charge against Nelson Mandela particulars to the charge, a list of publications, documents and pamphlets presented as evidence, the first alternative charge, the second alternative charge and Nelson Mandela's testimony in which he refers extensively to his Africa trip.
Correspondence concerning the State versus Nelson Mandela in1962. There is an original letter from Nelson Mandela during his incarceration at Pretoria Prison, to Canon Collins dated 5 November 1962, in which Nelson Mandela acknowledges the support received from Christian Action. Other subjects include the conduct of staff members of the Chief magistrates office during the trial and legal accounts. Correspondents include Canon John Collins, James Kantor, Harold Wolpe, Ruth Finkesltein and Alex Hepple.
Campaign materials, Newsclippings and press statement concerning the State versus Nelson Mandela in 1962. These include letters to the editors of The Times (London) and The Guardian newspapers concerning the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, reports on Nelson Mandela's five-year prison sentence, press statement issued by the Anti- Apartheid in August 1962 calling for messages of support to be sent to Nelson Mandela, and extracts from Canon Collins chairperson's report at the AGM of the Christian Action in November 1962, talking betrayal of Nelson Mandela, the remarkable " Black Pimpernel"
Mandela Vigil St Paul's June 1964 Correspondence (June 1964) concerning the vigils held at St Paul's and outside the South African embassy in London to coincide with the sentencing of the Rivonia Trialists. Correspondence include Canon Collins, Manuela Sykes, Dorothy Robison, Archbishop of Canterbury. Campaigns by Christian Action and the Anti- Apartheid Movement Lists of suggested contacts in connection with the vigil.
Publications/ booklets /pamphlets General strike : report of the 3 day strike in South Africa ( May29, 30,31, 1961) by Nelson Mandela ( Secretary, National Action Council of South Africa) Prisoners of Apartheid a biographical list of political prisoners and banned persons in South Africa/ IDAF in cooperation with UN Centre Against Apartheid. South African Prisons and the Red Cross Investigation and examination by the International Defence and Aid Fund with prisoners testimony. Includes general recommendations of the ICRC sent to the South African Government 18 June 1964, the S.A. government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad, and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island.
Manuscript of South African Political Prisoners: The life we led 1963-1966 by Mahlubi L Mrwetyana with reference to Robben Island prison conditions File Race Relations with completed questionnaires and extensive notes on prison conditions in South Africa 1956-1961, File material on Families Biographical notes on some of the persons persecuted by the government of the Republic of South Africa for their opposition to the policies of apartheid, 30 May 1964. The list includes Nelson Mandela and other Rivonia Trialists. The list is fairly extensive. File IRC visits to SA prisons 1964 Copies of the letter and reports sent to B.J. Vorster (Minister of Justice) by the ICRC, June 18 1964 re: conditions in South African prisons (Robben Island State farm prison Victor Verster, Various police stations in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Pretoria Prison, Prison Leeuwkop, Prison Vooruitsig Kroonstad, Pretoria Prison, T.B. Hospital Sonderwater)
Copies of legal proceedings of the Rivonia trial, the state versus Nelson Mandela and nine others. These include the statement by Walter Sisulu 's evidence led with original handwritten annotations, by Walter Sisulu, extracts of evidence (examination by Bram Fischer) extracts of the cross examination of Walter Sisulu by Percy Yuter, Govan Mbeki extracts of evidence (examination by Bram Fisher), Ahmed Kathrada extracts of evidence (examination by Vernon Berrange). Lionel Bernstein extracts of evidence (cross examination by Percy Yuter), Elias Motsoaledi's statement at the trial. The file also includes notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation while under 90 day detention, a typescript of an article about the arrests at Rivonia and the start of the Rivonia trial that week (presumably published), news clippings on the trial and a pamphlet entitled " My fight is for all: Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" containing extracts of Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock as published by the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. 1963-1964.
Correspondence concerning vigils to be held at St Paul's Cathedral and outside of the South African embassy in London, coinciding with the sentencing of the Rivonia Trialists. These campaigns were led by Christian Action and the Anti- Apartheid Movement. Correspondents include Canon John Collins, Manuel Sykes, Dorothy Robinson and the Archbishop of Canterbury. There is also a list of suggested contacts in connection with the vigil.
Correspondence and reports concerning the International Committee for the Red Cross inspection of South African prisons. There is a letter from Canon Collins to the ICRC requesting an inspection of Robben Island prison (1964), as well as a summary of the ICRC report on the visit to prisons in South Africa (1966), issued by the World Campaign for the release of political prisoners. 1964-1966.
Statement for the Kitwe United Nations Seminar by Canon L. John Collins (President of IDAF) in which he makes reference to the imprisonment of leaders of the SA liberation movement including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba and Gordon Makgothi (1966) Memoranda re the campaign for the release of imprisoned politicians in South Africa, January 1977. Handwritten progress report and typescript concerning Robben Island prison campaign, October 1966.
File: Prisons 2, includes 1963 List of banned women in South Africa Affidavit: Bob Hepple ( November 1965), in which he gives testimony to the abuse and torture of African prisoners, as witnessed by him at Pretoria local prison during his imprisonment in 1963 1960 petition by white male prisoners ay the Old Fort ( detained under emergency regulations) re: unhygienic conditions. Also a second petition about the outbreak of diarrheal. Sent to the Officer Commanding at the Fort Testimony of Dennis Brutus to the UN Special committee on Apartheid 27 February 1967, in which he speaks about his political imprisonment and the conditions of political prisoners in South African Prisons including his imprisonment in Robben Island. Correspondence and statements relating to the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners including Nelson Mandela. Statements by political prisoners about torture. Mary Benson prison conditions Extensive information on prison conditions , and reports/ statement on inhumane treatment by former detainees and prisoners. The visits of South African judges to SA prisons, 1967. Correspondence and notes. Correspondents include Sylvia Neame and Sonia Bunting.
Documentation including correspondence, affidavits, reports and statements. These include a 1960 petition by white male prisoners detained under emergency regulations at the Old Fort prison about unhygienic conditions, a list of banned women in South Africa , an affidavit by Bob Hepple (November 1965) concerning the abuse and torture of African prisoners at Pretoria local prison as witnessed by him in 1963, testimony delivered by Dennis Brutus to the UN special Committee on Apartheid (1967) concerning his political imprisonment and the conditions of political prisoners in South African prisons, statements by political prisoners on torture, the visit of South African prisons in 1967, and the documentation concerning the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners. Correspondents include Sylvia Neame and Sonia Bunting.
Statements, memoranda and reports concerning the campaign for the release of imprisoned politicians in South Africa. These include a statement delivered by Canon John Collins at the Kitwe United Nations Seminar in which he makes reference to the imprisonment of leaders of the South African liberation movement including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and [Gordon Makgothi] 1966- 1967.
Correspondence, memoranda. Notes and affidavits concerning political imprisonment in South Africa, as well as details of campaigns by the World Campaign for the release of South African political prisoners.
Nelson Mandela's 60th birthday An address by the Chairperson of the UN Special Committee to a special gathering at the House of Commons to mark the 60th birthday of Nelson Mandela List of people attending the 60th birthday celebration at the House of Commons 1978. Invitation to the House of Commons function. ANC invitation to the 60th birthday celebration to be held at Caxton Hall London. Statement of the National Executive of the ANC entitled " Nelson Mandela is sixty years old" Pamphlets calling for Mandela's release on his 60th birthday. List of events organised by IDAF to honour Mandela's 60th birthday.
Correspondence re: Zindzi Mandela's admission to the University of Swaziland, 1981. Correspondence re: Channelling monies to Winnie Mandela. Correspondence re: disbursement in the State versus N.W. Mandela. Correspondence re: State vs. Zolile Sishuba and Winnie Mandela 1978 Correspondents are Ismail Ayob and Associated Messrs Miller and Co Merrs. Cole & Cole Correspondence mainly on fees and includes copies of charge sheets and affidavits File Mandela and Motlana vs. Matlare Correspondence summons judgment etc. in respect of defamation uttered by Dr. Matlare to the Collie Commission of inquiry during 1977. (1981). File Mandela, W banning order Correspondence, charge sheets, etc. re: Winnie Mandela's banning orders and the contravention of her banning orders, 1981. Key correspondents include Ismail Ayob and Associates and Merrs Miller & Co.
File: 1977 File of Newsclippings: S.A. part 1 Prisons- 39, including Reporters that Nelson Mandela would serve full life term and maximum security prisoners being kept apart from other prisoners Reports of Mandela facing disciplinary charges on Robben Island reportedly having called a warder a pig The views of mainly white warders and families about conditions for political prisoners - article written after 1977 media visit Profile of Major Gen. Jannie Le Roux as the general who treats prisoners as real people Prisons - 40 Articles on Robben Island press visit by WORLD correspondent and others (SA newspapers), some photographs Lots of propaganda and some international papers very critical of conditions there **** NB Cape Times; Many photographs included in the Star, that were not seen Prisons 41 News articles re: Robben Island treatment of prisoners and the denial of assaults on prisoners by prison authorities ( Documents very fragile)
File of Newsclippings, many of which relate to the 1977 media visit to Robben Island. This includes reports on the views of white warders and their families about the conditions for political prisoners, a profile of Major General Jannie Le Roux as "the general who treats prisoners as real people" and other articles by local and international newspapers following the media visit. There are also Newsclippings unrelated to the 1977 media visit to Robben Island including reports that Nelson Mandela would serve the full life term, maximum security prisoners being isolated from other prisoners. Nelson Mandela facing disciplinary charges on Robben Island allegedly for having called the warder a pig, the treatment of political prisoners on Robben Island, the denial by warders of assaults on prisoners.
Nelson Mandela Release Campaign Correspondence - including E.S. Reddy, Canon Collins A document entitled Release Mandela issued by IDAF research department IDAF circulars as part of the release campaign UN Press Releases UN Centre Against Apartheid notes and documents
Correspondence and copies of court proceedings in respect of defamation proceedings brought against Dr Matlhare by Winnie Mandela and Dr Nthato Motlana. The defamation suite concerns remarks made by Dr Matlhare to the 1977 Cilliers Commission of enquiry.
Correspondence and other documentation concerning the Mandela family. Subjects include the state versus Zolile Sishuba and Winnie Mandela ( 1978), Zindzi Mandela's admission to the University of Swaziland (1981), channelling of funds to Winnie Mandela and disbursement by defence team in the State versus NW Mandela. There are also copies of charge sheets and affidavits. Key correspondence are Ismail Ayob and Associates, Messrs Miller and Co., and Messrs Cole and Cole.
Documentation concerning legal proceedings brought by Nelson Mandela against the Minister of prisons. These include correspondence by Mandela to his legal representatives, Frank Bernadt and Joffe, affidavits by Nelson Mandela and Stanley Kawalsky, legal opinions, memoranda concerning the removal of papers concerning Nelson Mandela' relationship with attorneys, summaries of legal consultations with Mandela and an application by Mandela to handover privileged documents to his wife or daughter.
Correspondence and other documentation concerning the education of prisoners on Robben Island, specifically in relation to Nelson Mandela's progress in obtaining study rights for prisoners for which he estimated that approximately 400 prisoners would require assistance. There is correspondence about the signing of the Trust Deed for the Nelson Mandela Charitable Trust, and the awarding of a prize to Mandela in Austria.
Copies of correspondence between Helen Suzman and Ismail Ayob (1983) re: her visit to Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor prison and her reports on prison conditions, as well as a copy of the judgment in the case brought by Nelson Mandela against the minister of prisons (1982) concerning documents removed from Mandela's possession, and privileges in client -attorney relationships.
Correspondence and other documents concerning the Mandela family. Subjects covered include charges brought against Zindzi Mandela travelling to and from Swaziland with forged travel documents (1982), the raid on the Mandela home (1982), monies advanced to Zindzi Mandela, an application for the restraining order by Zindzi Mandela against Patrick Moshidi (1984), and affidavits by Winnie Mandela, Azhar Cachalia and Ntozakhe Sishuba in this regard, the police questioning of William Dibetle (1985).
Mandela, Civil Action etc. Copy of a letter by Helen Joseph to Ismail Ayob (8 July 1983) re: permission she received to visit Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor and a contact visit she had with him on 1 July 1983. In a letter she had with him on 1 July 1983. In the letter she reports on prison conditions Judgment in the case brought by Nelson Mandela against the Minister of Prisons. Heard 18 September 1981, delivered 1 December 1982 re: Documents removed from Mandela's possession and privileges in client-attorney relationships. The case between Winnie Mandela and the ministers of law and order 1986, including affidavits
Miscellaneous collection of materials including correspondence, copies of court records, medical reports and invoices. Subjects include Ahmed Kathrada's quota of prison visits, the appeal in the case between Nelson Mandela and the minister of prisons (1983), security prisoners held at Pollsmoor prison in1984 (Nelson Mandela, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Walter Sisulu and Patrick Makhubela), financial assistance to Makaziwe Mandela (1986), and the marital divorce of Makaziwe Mandela (1986).
Documentation concerning Winnie Mandela's contravention of her banning order. These include affidavits against Winnie Mandela and replying affidavits, the court judgment, as well as invoices generated by Ismail Ayob and Associates for acting on Winnie Mandela's behalf.
File on Zindzi Mandela (1984-1987) Correspondence on Monies advanced to her (E. Moosa) Memo re: police questioning of William Dibetle (1985) Passport application (Ismail Ayob and Associates) Winnie Mandela application for interdict against SA police Correspondence and memoranda, charge sheet re: Charges brought against Zindzi for travelling to and from Swaziland with a forged document (1982) mostly legal correspondence Legal correspondence re: Raid in Mandela home (1982) (Ayob) Application for restraining order against Patrick Moshidi (1984) including statement by Zindzi. Affidavit by Winnie Mandela, Azhar Cachlia and Ntozakhe Sishuba in this regard. Letter to Zami by Ismail Ayob (16 August 1984) on a number of matters including an article in Guardian newspaper, monies sent to Nelson Mandela, Dr Asvat having a story published by Alister Sparks (saying that the clinic run by Winnie was manned by Azapo); message for Zwelakhe Sisulu to contact Winnie an application by Winnie to move to Johannesburg; Winnie's nomination for the Politiken and Dagens Nyheters Freedom Prize; monies disbursed to family members; education of the children. Speech of acceptance of the prize prepared for Zeni to be given in Copenhagen (1984).
Collection of film and video recordings consisting of distribution prints and master materials (negatives, rushes, sound tracks and trims). The subjects covered include: Nelson Mandela's early views on the objectives of the ANC and the liberation struggle. The reception given to Mandela's rejection of the regime's offer of conditional release, read by his daughter Zindzi to a vast gathering in Soweto on 10 February 1985. Commentary from activists and family members, including Winnie Mandela. Prison conditions on Robben Island including Mandela's cell, the daily routine of hard labour, diet in prison, isolation and Mandela's transfer to Pollsmoor Prison in 1985. The impact of international campaigns for the release of Mandela, including footage of the Free Mandela Campaign Concert held at Wembley Stadium in celebration of his 70th birthday. The collection also includes interviews with Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Andrew Masondo, Jacob Zuma, Indres Naidoo, Philip Mathews, Mary Benson, Barbara Harmel and Barry Feinberg. It consists of both completed productions and raw footage.
Audio recording of an African National Congress (ANC) rally held at the Cape Town Civic Centre on the 13th of September 1993. The speakers included Nelson Mandela, Allan Boesak, Salie Manie and Melanie Verwoerd.
Correspondents concerning the law degree at the University of London Summarizes statement minted from Nelson Mandela at Robben Island prison, 11 December 1978 about problems of him not receiving correspondence. Numerous specific cases and incidents are mentioned, including: a telegram from Zinzdi Mandela, Winnie suing of Dr Matlare, Helen Joseph, Xoliswa Matanzima, Helen Suzman. Typescript of a letter from Nelson Mandela to Frank Bernadt an Joffe 21 January 1977 Typescript of a memorandum by Mandela, 17 November 1977 re: the removal of papers concerning relationship with attorneys from him. An application by Mandela to handover privileged documents to his wife or daughter, 1980 Nelson Mandela vs. Minister of prisons, 1980 Typescript of letters sent to Frank Bernadt and Joffe by Mandela, 1980 Affidavits of Mandela, Stanley Kawalsky, Legal opinions Summaries of legal interviews with Mandela. The matter between Nelson Mandela and Mr. Prinsloo and Mr. Ramolahloane affidavits. Invoices and other financial statements re: legal representation Typescript of a letter by Mandela to Messrs Sedate, Pillay and Co. re his intention to institute legal proceedings against Department of Prisons and for an interdict restraining the prison authorities from abusing their authority. Includes references to improper interference with social relations, censorship of incoming correspondence, disappearance of letters in transit, visits, language qualifications of the censors, correspondence with political supporters, money received for prisoners, political discussions at the sittings of the prison board. Similar letter from Kathrada to same lawyers, Dec 1976 Reference to 1977 media visit. Report on Robben Island prison conditions, including food medical care , studies recreation work single cell section, hot water system, alarm system, letters and correspondence. Key correspondents are Ismail Ayob, Frank Bernadt and Joffe.
UNO Correspondence by Krish Naidoo and Associates (1989) re: Legal fees and disbursements due for work done on behalf of Mandela family. Instructions from Victor Verster prison by Nelson Mandela 5/2/1989 concerning matters relating to the Mandela Crisis Committee: completion of affidavits, church's findings about his family, possibility of criminal activities involving his family, profiles on each youth, prevention of further publicly. Ismail Ayob and partners: Correspondence re: disbursements- Mandela family ,1989 Text for an IDAF publication on Mandela, 1986 Correspondence between Ayob and the prisons department re: security prisoners held at Pollsmoor prison (Mandela, Mlangeni, Kathrada, Mhlaba, Sisulu and Patrick Makhubela) - 1984 Correspondence by Ismail Ayob, re: Kathrada's quota of visits. Correspondence by Ayob, re; financial assistance for Maki Mandela (1986). Maki's divorce (1986) correspondence of court records Nelson Mandela medical reports (1985). Nelson Mandela vs. the minister of prisons (appeal) 1983- correspondence Frank, Bernadt and Joffe, Invoices, Heads of Argument
Drafts, Undated Memos, Treason Trial Defence Fund correspondence Brief biographies of some of the accused Court Judgment during the Treason Trial 1961 Rivonia Trial brief Rivonia Trial extracts of records Treason Trial case File: Treason trial (1957-1961) mainly correspondence that includes Letter of gratitude on behalf of the Trialists to the Treason Trial Defence Fund for support received signed by AMK [Kathrada] Correspondents include I.A. Maisels, Canon Collins, Neville D. Vandyk, Rev. A.G. Sidebotham, Mrs. J.F. Burstall, M. Turok, Freda Levson, Freda Nuell, Bram Fischer, (includes original letters) Ros Ainsley, Jack Barnett, Harvey Mitchell, K. Hardie, Edward Joseph. Most material deals with Treason Trial costs Items up for auction in aid of the Treason Trial Fund. Correspondence with names of those against whom charges have been withdrawn. File Treason Trial Defence Fund accounts for the year ended 31 March 1961 and balance sheet as at that date Bound Volume Preparatory examination in the matter of Regina versus 153 individuals on an allegation of high treason. Outline of crown case/ 18 000 word indictment? File Judgment as read out to court by the presiding judge Mr. Justice FLH Rumpff on Wednesday 29 March 1961. Brief Biographies of some of the accused File Treason Trial 1956-1961 drafts and undated memos includes: Full list of accused, Article entitled " Impressions of Johannesburg by a foreigner" Memoranda concerning the Treason trial Defence Fund, some of which were issued by Christian Action, List of sponsors of the South African Defence Fund, Statement by Canon Collins on the ending of the Treason Trial, Statement by Bishop Reeves on ending the Treason Trial, Typescript on Treason trial arrests, Christian Action special appeals after arrests.
Correspondence, statements and financial documents concerning the Rivonia Trial. There is correspondence between Bram Fischer and Canon Collins about the guilty verdict, as well as Bram Fischer's responses to a message of sympathy from Cannon Collins on the death of Molly Fischer. Also included in this file is a list of Robben Island Prisoners as at 11 October 1989 with prison numbers.
Correspondence and other documentation concerning security prisoners held at Pollsmoor Prison (Nelson Mandela, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Walter Sisulu and Patrick Maqhubela), legal fees and disbursements for work done on behalf of the Mandela family by Krish Naidoo and Associates, and by Ismail Ayob and Partners, and the text of an IDAF publication on Mandela. There is also a copy of a letter from Nelson Mandela to Zamila Ayob, 30 June 1987.
Mandela, Files Ismail Ayob and partners, disbursement re: Mandela family (1990). Charges against Winnie Mandela for kidnapping (counts 1-4); and assaults with intent to do grievous bodily harm (counts5-8) as well as witnesses (includes Paul Verryn, Martin Cornell). Ayob Invoices