Collection 002 - HW van der Merwe Papers

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ZA MR-MM-002

Title

HW van der Merwe Papers

Date(s)

  • 1982 - 1992 (Creation)

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6 files, approx. 253 items

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Correspondence, pamphlets, news clippings and reports.
The collection includes:
Personal letters that were written to and received from, Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment at Pollsmoor and Victor Verster prisons. Correspondence between HW van der Merwe and certain government departments (including the prison service) on visits to Mandela in prison. Reports on meetings with government officials, including the Minister of Law and Order, Louis Le Grange.
News clippings on Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Correspondents include Louis Le Grange, Kobie Coetzee and PW Botha.

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Contact location for access
+27 (021) 6504089
email: libraries@uct.ac.za

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University of Cape Town Libraries

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  • English

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HW van der Merwe is the former Director of the Centre for Intergroup Studies, University of Cape Town.

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