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.
Unedited video footage of speeches and interviews delivered by Nelson Mandela after his release from prison, as well as appearances at different events. The collection includes coverage and reports on: Mandela's isolation during the 1989 prisoner hunger strike, Celebrations of his release from prison, held at Soweto, Bisho, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The 48th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) Press briefings on various issues, such as the Inkathagate. Mandela's address to the nation on the assassination of Chris Hani, Freedom Charter rally at Kliptown, Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA).Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) congresses, Boipatong massacre. Interviews conducted for a five-part documentary series on the history of the ANC Ulibambe lingashoni - Hold Up The Sun
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.
Collection of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from Ahmed Kathrada's imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). Few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to Nelson Mandela from the prison years include letters to prison officials or Government signed by a number of prisoners protesting on bad condition. Requests to prison officials to spend time with Mandela once transferred from Pollsmoor. Lists of purchases requested by prisoners, signed copy of the Rivonia trial record. References to Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family, document re Marxism and the ANC introduction by Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family; documents re Marxism. Records related to Nelson Mandela after their release includes the ANC (especially from conferences, NEC and NWC meetings from 1990's) records on honours and awards received by Mandela including the Nobel peace prize in 1993); records from Kathrada's role as Parliamentary counsellor in the office of the President (especially Mandela' state visit to India in1995) invitations for various events to Mandela or those held for him; newspaper clippings and publications on Mandela
This collection is in two accessions. The first accession contains mainly prison correspondence, study materials from jail, other manuscripts and documents from Kathrada’s prison years, a large number of ANC and other documents from the years following his release, as well as a number of books and artefacts. There are microfilm copies of the prison letters. The only material related directly to the Rivonia Trial in this section is 11. 5, a copy of part of the Rivonia Trial record signed by Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada and Motsoaledi given to them after their move to Pollsmoor Prison.
The second accession consists of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). There are only a few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to the Rivonia Trial are: A2.8: part of Rivonia Trial record (unsigned and unbound) with Robben Island Prison stamp on it (Judgement); A188.8.131.52: Letter to The Head of Prisons Pollsmoor Maximum Prison requesting permission to spend his 60th birthday with Rivonia Trial colleagues (4 August 1989) and follow-up letter (20 August 1989); and B3.6.3: Information re documentary called "Rivonia" from 1990s.
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)
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.
SACP and ANC history. Includes correspondence, newspaper cuttings, papers, bound volumes of the Guardian (1937-1948), New Age (1957). Subject file on: "Rivonia and other political trials". 2.39.1 on Rivonia contains biographies of nine accused, press clippings from The Economist and Statist (June 1964), The AA Movement: Nelson Mandela, Focus on Resistance, Southern Africa Feature Service: The Rivonia trial, UN Unit on Apartheid notes and documents: The Rivonia Trial - ten years after, World Campaign for the release of South African political prisoners: The Men of Rivonia (press statement 12 June 1964).
Also newspaper clippings (1.38 box 88) on Rivonia and Fischer Trials; Government publications 5.2.2 has a copy of Nelson Mandela's speech at the Trial with notes and marking; Correspondence 11.4.2 includes letters by Govan Mbeki from 1970s to his family (not directly related to Rivonia) and 11.5 includes letters re Robben Island and former prisoners ((not directly related to Rivonia).
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.
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
Correspondence, minutes, regional and branch news, publications and reports of the Congress of Democrats Subjects covered include: Attempts to solicit support for a National Convention in opposition to the inauguration of South Africa as a Republic. Nelson Mandela’s participation in the PAFMECSA conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. Public meetings and demonstrations, protesting the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962. The inauguration of the Republic of South Africa. Biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela.
Statement issued by ANC Youth and students Section (London) entitled "Black dwarf talks white trash" referring to a slanderous article issued by " Black Dwarf" in November 1969 on the ANC that received wide publicity in the white press. This article makes reference to Mandela and other ANC leaders who received military training. Transcript of a letter written by a Robben Island prisoner after his release. He was imprisoned in the segregation cells with Nelson Mandela. Talks about conditions on the Island. Unnamed Correspondence re: political prisoners and the World Campaign for the release of South African Political prisoners 1968. Correspondence include Dennis Brutus, Jenny Rice. Oliver Tambo Letter to Canon Collins by Oliver Tambo, January 1967, acknowledging the important work of the International Defence and Aid Fund for engaging in many worthy ventures on behalf of the ANC, in particular the launch of the Campaign for the release of the imprisoned politicians in South Africa.
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.
This collection does not have material directly related to the Rivonia Trial. It contains material from after Goldberg was released (IDAF correspondence, ANC documents, press clippings, publications etc.). It has been included as it speaks to the post-prison involvement of one of the Trial's main accused.
Incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning Nelson Mandela. Includes: Letter from Archbishop Trevor Huddleston requesting that Archbishop Tutu serve as a patron of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee (1990). Response from Archbishop Tutu’s office to Saka Acquaye (Ghana) about the separation of President Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Mandela’s (1994). Letter from A .Boraine about the possibility of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1985). Letter from the State President’s office concerning the Nobel Committee’s decision to award the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize to Mandela (1993). Correspondence from Archbishop Tutu to the Minister of Justice requesting permission to visit Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisoners (1987), and a request to visit Nelson Mandela at the Constantia berg Clinic (1988). Letter from Archbishop Tutu to the State President, in appreciation of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1990). Invitation to a United Nations Human Rights Day in honour of Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk (1993).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collection of photographs covering Nelson Mandela's role in some of the major political events of the 1950s and early 1960s period. The collection has documents on Anti-pass law demonstrations and the Defiance Campaign. The collection also includes a series of photographs of the wedding of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and various portraits of Nelson Mandela.
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.
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.
Correspondence, pamphlets and messages of support concerning the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday campaign, most of which were produced by the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM). The collection includes pamphlets publicising the Mandela Freedom Ride, as well as messages sent to the African National Congress (ANC) on the occasion of Mandela's 70th birthday from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey and the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Turkey. There is also correspondence concerning the organising of a tree planting ceremony by the Dumbarton District Council to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
Nelson Mandela 70th birthday: pamphlets, correspondence, messages of support (International Anti- Apartheid Movement). Booklet: Your Bantu servant and you/ Johannesburg: Non- European Affairs Department 1962. Press clip re: forced removal. Photocopy of drawing re: June 16
Prison letters and writings, unpublished manuscripts, and a proposal for documentary on Govan Mbeki (1992). There is no material directly related to the Rivonia Trial but this collection has been included as it provides insight into the life and personality of one of those involved in the Trial.
A collection consisting primarily of 35mm colour transparencies, covering: International and South African campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela. Celebrations of Mandela's release from prison. Photographs taken immediately after Mandela's release from prison. Mandela's re-union with Oliver Tambo during his visit to Sweden (1991). Mandela's family home in Qunu. Photographs with Winnie Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Adelaide Tambo, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston and Douglas Hurd. Performers (Johnny Clegg, David Serame, The Manhattans, Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela) at the Free Mandela / 70th birthday celebration concert, held at Wembley Stadium (1988). Mandela at the Wembley concert that celebrated his release from prison (1990). Portraits of Mandela. Photographers include Paul Weinberg, Gordon Metz, Order Elias on and Anna Zieminski.
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.
There is no direct link between this material and Harold Wolpe's political activities at the time of the arrest at Rivonia, his subsequent arrest on the border of British Bechuanaland (now Botswana) or his ultimate escape but it is included as it speaks to the interests of one of those involved in activities at Liliesleaf farm. In fact, Harold Wolpe handled the purchase of the famous Rivonia farm. This collection mostly comprises academic papers and articles related to economics, sociology, women, development labour etc. It also contains reports and journals.
Collection of colour photographs of the African National Congress / Congress Alliance leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Ahmed Kathrada, Moses Kotane, Yusuf Dadoo and Dan Tloome, gathered on the roof of Kathrada's flat at Kholvad House in Johannesburg during the 1950s.
Indres Naidoo, Papers Materials re: Robben Island on loan from Indres Naidoo Makana football association, Robben Island constitution( handwritten document) 10 pp Football badges Certificate awarded to Indres Naidoo by Dinar Football Club, Robben Island in recognition of his contribution to the Welfare and sporting achievements of the club, signed by Curnick Ndlovu (secretary) and Steve Tshwete (chairman) 11 March 1973 Robben Island prison card of Indres Naidoo.
In the mid-1970s, an appeal by IDAF to the exiled community in the United Kingdom led to the gradual retrieval of outstanding amateur film footage - largely unedited 8mm and 16mm material of key events of South African political history. Most of these films and videos were banned in South Africa before 1990. A few relate to the Rivonia Trialists, after their release from prison: -Generations of resistance I: 1980, produced by United Nations, directed by Peter Davis, 56 min 16mm film. Contains section on the armed struggle and the Rivonia Trial (000766) -Mandela 70th birthday event, London: 1991, produced by IDAF, 20 min, 13/5 Betacam, 13/8 umatic low band time coded. Contains O R Tambo thanking Anti-Apartheid Movement on behalf of Rivonia prisoners. (000758) -Free Mandela: produced by IDAF, directed by Barry Feinberg, 20 min, 7/34 umatic BVU. Contains section on adoption of armed struggle and the Rivonia Trial. (000218).
Collection of audio recordings, some of which were recorded by the London-based International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) for their documentary film productions. Rivonia Trial related material includes: -Mandela Statement (excerpts): Reading of excerpts from Nelson Mandela's Statement from the Dock at the Rivonia Trail used in the film Isitwalandwe (IDAF, 1980). Open-reel tape only. (MCA5-105). -Denis Goldberg Interview: Oral history interview with Denis Goldberg conducted by Wolfie Kodesh on 6/8/93. Includes detailed description of Rivonia Trial and experiences in prison over 22 years. 6 tapes and transcript. (MCA6-279). -Hazel Anne Goldreich Interview: Oral history interview with Hazel Anne Goldreich (owner of farm in Rivonia) conducted by Wolfie Kodesh on 24/8/93. 2 tapes. (MCA6-281). -Joel Joffe Interview: Oral history interview with Joel Joffe, lawyer for defence in Rivonia Trial, conducted by Wolfie Kodesh on 18/9/93. 2 tapes. (MCA6-292). -Walter Sisulu Interviews: Three series of interviews with Walter Sisulu conducted by Herbert Shore in September 1995, January 1996 and January 1997. Topics include the Defiance Campaign, Freedom Charter conference, split with the PAC, Rivonia Trial and Robben Island. 26 cassette tapes. (MCA18-098).
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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
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.
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, media strategies, pamphlets, newsletters, statements and news-clippings concerning: Nelson Mandela’s 60th birthday, The Nelson Mandela International Reception committee convened by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Political imprisonment in South Africa, Helen Suzman’s visit to Mandela (1983) Legal action by Mandela against the Minister of Prisons (1981) Legal work undertaken on behalf of the Mandela family. The Rivonia Trial. Honours conferred on Nelson Mandela. Correspondents include Ismail Ayob, Helen Suzman, and the law firm Frank, Bernadt and Joffe.
Publications, booklets and pamphlets. These include the following titles: General strike : a report of the three day strike in South Africa ( May29, 30.31 1961) organised 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 prisoners and the Red Cross Investigation: an examination by the International Defence and Aid Fund with prisoners' testimony. Includes general recommendations of the ICRC sent to the SA government 18 June 1964, the SA government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island.
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"
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
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 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, 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,
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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, 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.
Documentation concerning Winnie Mandela. These include charges against her for the contravention of her banning order (1985), as well as legal correspondence and financial documentation about Mandela family disbursements. Correspondence include Ismail Ayob and Associates.
Correspondence concerning the trial of Winnie Mandela ( 1991), and more specifically, the financial claims made by Ismail Ayob and Associates. Correspondence include Horst Kleinschmidt, Thabo Mbeki, Ismail Ayob and others.1990 - 1991.
Press cuttings, mainly book reviews concerning " The Struggle is my life" Other items include the information bulletin of the Anti- Apartheid Bewegung on Osterreich, a tribute by Ngugi wa Thiongo to Mandela ( 1990), and a newsletter of the library of the University of Natal. There is also a booklet entitled "Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Ireland Salutes Mandela" produced on Mandela's release from prison.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.