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Congress of Democrats

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

Turok, Ben

Congress of Democrats

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.

Turok, Ben

Constitutional Court Opening March 2004

  • ZA COM MR-S-933
  • Item
  • 2004-03-19
  • Part of Speeches

Special dinner to celebrate the official opening of Constitutional Court Building ; Check to see if actually delivered

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Correspondence with DIA

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Criminal Court Case No. 253/1963 (State Versus N Mandela and Others)

Records of the Rivonia trial, State versus Nelson Mandela and nine others. The accused are Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Lionel Bernstein, Raymond Mhlaba, James Kantor, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni.
The collection includes the indictment, opening address, statements and evidence by witnesses for the State and for the accused. Evaluation of evidence, exhibits including photographs. An important component of the collection includes material confiscated at Lilliesleaf farm in Rivonia, such as Mandela's 1962 diary and other documents in his handwriting, most of them relating to armed struggle. It also includes Mandela's statement from the dock, and the State's concluding address.
A significant part of the collection includes materials used to build up the State's case against the Rivonia Trialists.

Criminal Court Case No. 253/1963 (The State versus N Mandela and Others)

  • ZA NARSSA MR-RT-093
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

The records of the Supreme Court of South Africa (Transvaal Provincial Division) on the proceedings of the Rivonia Trial. Transferred to National Archives in 1994. Incomplete on transfer. Existent records are:

File cover with handwritten notes, including the sentences that were passed. The clerk of the court recorded the sentences that were passed together with the names of the accused on the cover of a file in blue ink.

Extracts of evidence by state witnesses (3 vols). These volumes include records by the attorney for the accused, Mr. B Fischer, applying for the postponement of the proceedings and the reply by Dr Yutar, the State’s main prosecutor. Further records include the verbatim transcriptions of evidence given by state witnesses.

Evidence for defence (1 vol.). Include verbatim transcriptions of evidence given by Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Lionel Bernstein and Govan Mbeki.

Rivonia Exhibits (1 vol.). The exhibits include documents seized by the police at Liliesleaf and deals with topics such as the Transkei; Operation Mayibuye; the new draft programme of the South African Communist Party (SACP); names and addresses of ANC and SACP members; a copy of Sibanye, a newsletter; documents discussing problems in the democratic movement, the Nationalists invasion scare, the general predictions for 1963; handwritten notes on freedom movements elsewhere in Africa; an article by E Rosenthal on General De Wet; a syllabus on the fundamental principles of Marxism; a pamphlet named 'A Call to the Youth'; a manual on rock blasting; the rules of the SACP; sketch of Tunisia; handwritten notes on the Kenya Youth Wing Organisations; SACP newsletter on the China/India border dispute; statement by the SACP on conditions in South Africa; document on the differences in the communist movement; invoices from Ace Auto electricians; press statement by Nelson Mandela on 26 June 1961.

State’s Concluding Address (4 vols). These volumes are divided into three parts. The first part deals with a factual analysis of documentary exhibits handed in, and of oral testimony given, by state witnesses. Part two deals with a factual analysis of the documentary exhibits handed in, and of the oral testimony given, by state witnesses (continued). The third part deals with the Rivonia exhibits.

Two volumes consisting of Judge’s remarks in passing sentence; the Attorney General for the Transvaal’s statement explaining which of the accused was found guilty of what offences; a part of the judgement and verbatim transcriptions of the court proceedings

Judgement (1 vol.).

Dictabelts covering the whole case (8 vols).

These records, together with the Prosecution Records received from Brenthurst Library, will at some stage become one group.

Department of Justice

D- Madiba 1992

Radio 2000 actuality - Complete recordings at CODESA 2

Contents E 93/14-23 (Day one)
(Day two)

SABC Sound Archives

D- Madiba 1992

Service Radio South Africa- Class Actuality Program Radio Today Mr. Nelson Mandela answers questions during a news conference and reacts to a statement by the government that there is no alternative to negotiations- Mr. Nelson Mandela refers to the massacre at Boipatong , mass action, negotiations, the demands of the ANC and the struggle inside South Africa for democracy

RECORDBC 19920624

SABC Sound Archives

D- Madiba- 1992

Radio South Africa - Report Radio Today
ANC government summit - report by Manas Tshungu on the successful summit meeting between the State President Mr FW De Klerk and the President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela both provide details of the record of understanding which promises the release of all remaining political prisoners. The fencing of twenty-eight hostels, a ban on the carrying of weapons and the formation of the National Government Unity.

RECORD BO 1992 0908

SABC Sound Archives

D- Madiba-1992

Service RSN Speech: An extract from a speech in Pretoria in which the President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives details of demands by the ANC before negotiations resum - The speech was made at the Union Buildings.

RECORDBC19920805

SABC Sound Archives

Daniels Eddie

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.

Daniels, Eddie

David Everatt

Collection of David Everatt papered has documents, transcripts of interviews, publications and correspondence. Amoung the collection the are Nelson speeches.

Everatt, David

Dear Mandela : [Filmography]

Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

Nizza, Christopher

Defence and Aid Fund Papers

1960-1965. ca. 650 items. Minutes and correspondence of the State of Emergency Relief Fund, later its name changed to the Defence Aid Fund. Includes information on prisoners, detainees, case reports as well as political pamphlets.

Delmas Treason

Delmas Treason trial includes Nelson Mandela's response to P W Botha's conditional release offer. Publication with Nelson Mandela's biography. Notes on Release Mandela campaign by Curtis Nkondo.
Release Mandela Campaign Meeting, Regina Mundi, 8 July 1984. UDF Meeting in honour of Bishop Tutu, and the reading of Nelson Mandela's message, Jabulani, 10 February 1985. RMC leaflet: invitation to prayer meeting in solidarity with Nelson Mandela and commemorating death of Luthuli. ANC pamphlet: Nelson Mandela will be 65 tomorrow, 18 July 1983. Newspaper clippings on Release Mandela Campaign.

Demonstrations against proclamation of Republic : Answers to questions by Drum

  • ZA COM MR-S-007
  • Item
  • May 1961
  • Part of Speeches

Occasion - Drum asked several non-European leaders for answers to three questions concerning the planned deomstrations. These were Mr. Mandela's answers.
Summary - The demonstrations will be peaceful and will include work stoppages, meetings and processions. The aim of the protest is to have grievances heard and, ideally, have a national convention to discuss a new constitution.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Denis Goldberg Collection

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-069
  • Collection
  • 1988 - 1999
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

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.

Untitled

Denis Goldberg Collection

  • ZA ASC-UNISA MR-RT-102
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1989
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Part of Documentation Centre for African Studies at UNISA Library. Denis Goldberg donated sound cassettes and videos about his life during the Struggle, as well as on his work after he was released. The only part of the collection directly related to the Rivonia Trial are the sound cassettes which have been put on CD (CD numbers correspond with cassette numbers). CDs re Rivonia Trial:
2A, 2B, 3A, 3B (1985): Interview of Denis Goldberg by John Pampallis including discussion of start of armed struggle, Liliesleaf, Rivonia Trial, imprisonment and release.
7A, 7B (1985/6): Discussion with R and C Boon re struggle time, Rivonia Trial, armed struggle.
26A, 26B (1993): Reconstruction of Rivonia for Radiowerf Amsterdam (?). New owners of Liliesleaf talk. Dutch narrative with English in background.

Goldberg, Denis Theodore

Denis Goldberg Papers

The files reflect Denis Goldberg's activities and interaction with VIPs in the country and abroad on uplifting the educational and socio-economic status of previously disadvantaged South Africans. Includes files on a wide range of issues from 1983-1995.

Although there is no material related to Rivonia Trial in this collection, it has been included as it speaks to the subsequent activities of one of the main protagonist in the Trial.

Goldberg, Denis Theodore

Denis Kuny Papers

Court records and other documents relating to trials in which Kuny (an advocate) was involved, including the Rivonia Trial where Denis Kuny was junior counsel. One box of Rivonia Trial material contains: A1.1 Indictments 1963 ; A1.2 Motion to quash the indictment 1963 ; A1.3 Defence requests for further particulars and the State's reply thereto; A1.4 Documents relating to Accused no 8 (James Kantor) including affidavit, request for particulars, petition, notes and a press cutting.

Records still in process.

Kuny, Denis

Denis Kuny Papers

Court records judgement in a matter Regina vs. N Mandela where Mandela was accused of promoting the aims of the defiance campaign and given a suspended sentence.

Kuny, Denis

Dennis Brutus Papers

Collection of documents including correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, press clippings, memoranda and media releases. The subjects covered include:
Biographical material on Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Robben Island. Nelson Mandela's health during his imprisonment, and calls for independent medical treatment.
Petitions and campaigns for Nelson Mandela's release from prison. US House Resolution 430 entitled, "The Mandela Freedom Resolution," submitted by Geo W. Crockett Jr., Hamilton Fish Jr., Claude Pepper and Jim Leach, calling for Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
Prison conditions.
The work of the International Anti-apartheid Movement, particularly the Free South Africa Movement (USA). International tributes, such as the Nelson Mandela bust on Trafalgar Square (London) and the statue at Merrion Square (Dublin). Honorary degrees conferred on Mandela. Seventieth birthday tributes. Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990, and his visit to the US later that year. The International Reception Committee, established to welcome Nelson Mandela after his release from prison. Marches and rallies held in the US celebrating his release from prison. Nelson Mandela's address to the US Congress, and remarks made to newspaper editors and writers in the US on the new South Africa. Political negotiations, the future of sanctions, the reasons for his release from prison and the armed struggle.
Speeches, statements and articles by Mandela.
The list of correspondents includes Dennis Brutus, John Fiordelisi, Randall Robinson, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston and Geo W. Crockett Jr.
News clippings are from the Boston Sunday Globe, Chicago Sunday Times, Chicago Tribune, Ebony Magazine, New York Post, New York Times, State News and USA Today.

Brutus, Dennis

Department of Correctional Services Political Prisoner Files

  • ZA NARSSA MR-RT-094
  • Collection
  • 1964 - 1990
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

This collection consists of files, kept by prison authorities, on all political prisoners held in prisons in South Africa. The list for these files is in three parts but only the first two relate to Rivonia Trialists.
List A reflects files of nine people, including Kathrada, Mandela, Mbeki, Mhlaba, Mlangeni of the Rivonia Trialists. These files contain correspondence.

List B has many more political prisoners' files. These files contain general correspondence re prisoners, transfers etc. The only Rivonia Trialist in List B is Denis Goldberg.

List C deals with specific issues such as medical attention and education of prisoners but does not include any of the Rivonia Trialists.

Department of Correctional Services

Desmond Tutu Personal Papers

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).

Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

Dialogue "Suspect Reconciliation", 2010.07.23, Cape Town: [Set of 93 Images]

Professor Ariel Dorfman in Cape Town leading a panel discussion hosted by Professor Njabulo Ndebele and featuring BooK SA members Victor Dlamini, Thando Mgqolozana, Kevin Bloom, Henrietta Rose-Innes and Niq Mhlongo. The discusion was based on exploring the subject of reconciliation.

van Zyl, Anita

Dialogue at Freedom Park, 2010.07, Tshwane: [Set of 134 Images]

Professor Ariel Dorfman with Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, renowned Zimbabwean-born writer Elinor Sisulu as well as poet and former political activist Doctor Mongane Wally Serote in a discussion on the role of art in consolidating democracy and fighting oppression. Shots of Professor Dorfman signing a book after the event.
The event was held in Freedom Park and gathered together authors, writers, journalists, students, scholars and academics to interrogate how art can help build strong and robust democracies.

Lerole, Tumelo

Dialogue at Wits Theatre, 2010.07. Johannesburg: [Set of 152 Images]

The Dialogue "In Conversations with Ariel Dorfman" was hosted in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Drama and the Market Theatre. John Kani read from "Nothing but the Truth" and Wits Drama students performed Dorman’s play "Delirium". This was followed by a facilitated discussion between Dorfman, Kani and Nadine Gordimer.

Lerole, Tumelo

Dialogue at the CIDA Campus, 2009.07.10, Johannesburg: [Set of 149 Images]

Dialogue with young people and university students about the Grameen Bank model. Students shared with Prof Yunus their own initiatives in working towards alleviating poverty in their communities. This inter-generational gathering consisted of South Africa’s leading young minds and social entrepreneurs at all levels.

Lerole, Tumelo

Dialogue on the National strategic plan on HIV/AIDS held at Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2006.11.17, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Proceedings of the HIV/AIDS dialogue held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation attended by deputy minister Noziwe Madlala- Routledge. The dialogue was part of the process of reviewing the Nation Strategic plan on HIV/AIDS. Input from the participants was submitted to the National Department of Health to influence policymaking.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Dialogue with Professor Ismail Serageldin at the University of Johannesburg, 2011.07.22, Soweto: [Set of 56 Images]

Professor Ismail Serageldin’s presentation at the University of Johannesburg, entitled “In Conversations with Youth – the Shape of Tomorrow, The seven pillars of the knowledge revolution''. The University of Johannesburg Choral Group begins proceedings with a song.

Lerole, Tumelo

Dialogue: Africa-European Economic Relations, from Alienation to Co-operation, 2012.11.26: [Set of 107 Images]

Photos of a dialogue held at Glenhove Conference Centre, Johannesburg, facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with Brand South Africa. Africa-European economic relations and the challenge of overcoming financial and political alienation was the focus of the dialogue.
Participants included Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Alex Stubb, who led the discussion, and Master of Ceremonies for the event, Dr.Petrus de Kock from Brand South Africa.

Osman, Shizeeda

Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA)

DISA is a freely accessible online scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of South Africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during the period from 1950 to the first democratic elections in 1994.

A search for 'The State versus Nelson Mandela' yields the following scanned documents:
Bruno Mtolo's extract of evidence (vol. 15 and vol. 16), Walter Sisulu's extract of evidence (vol. 20), Ahmed Kathrada's extract of evidence (vol. 24), Raymond Mhlaba's extract of evidence (vol. 25), Lionel Bernstein's extract of evidence (vol. 26), Govan Mbeki's extract of evidence (vol. 28), judgement, judge's remarks when passing sentence. These documents were selected and scanned from the collection at Historical Papers, University of Witwatersrand (AD1844).

A search for 'Rivonia Trial' yields a poster (linked from SAHA Poster Collection entry) and an extract from the Rivonia Trial Statement made by Nelson Mandela which appeared in the journal Dawn (Volume 7 Number 6 June 1983 page 20). There are other articles too which make mention of the significance of the Trial in passing, mostly from the African Communist magazine.

Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA)

District 6 homecoming of the elders : [Filmography]

Moegamat Tape of Woodstock talks to Dan Ndzabela (82) of Gugulethu in front of their new homes in District Six. District Six was established in the 1800s as a mixed community of freed slaves. The apartheid government declared District Six a whites-only area, forcefully removing an estimated 4 000 families from their homes in 1967. By 1982, about 100 000 people had been relocated to the Cape Flats, their former homes flattened by bulldozers.

Dan Ndzabela (82) of Gugulethu and Abduragman Cassiem (96) of Mitchells Plain are about to become neighbours again in District Six. District Six was established in the 1800s as a mixed community of freed slaves, labourers, immigrants and merchants.

The apartheid government declared District Six a whites-only area, forcefully removing an estimated 4 000 families from their homes in 1967. By 1982, about 100 000 people had been relocated to the Cape Flats, their former homes flattened by bulldozers. Mandela attends the home-coming ceremony

Paramoer, Eugene

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