Collection 043 - Records of the Foreign Office: Export of Arms to South Africa: Internal Security Operations: Rivonia Sabotage Trial of ANC Leaders

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GB NAUK MR-RT-043

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Records of the Foreign Office: Export of Arms to South Africa: Internal Security Operations: Rivonia Sabotage Trial of ANC Leaders

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  • 1963 (Accumulation)

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7 items ; PublicationsText-based documents

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These records fall under: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence; Africa, West and Central (J): South Africa (JS) subseries.

Contains records on Rivonia Sabotage Trial of ANC leaders, including:


  • The trial and sentencing of Constable Johannes Arnoldus Greef for his role on helping Arthur Goldreich to escape (newspaper article)
  • Report on the substance of O.R. Tambo to the U.N. special committee about people accused of sabotage (9 October 1963)
  • Report on the proceedings of the Rivonia trial (press reports)
  • 222 Acts of sabotage between 10 August 1961 and 1963 (article from the Star newspaper 9 October 1963)
  • Moves to raise Pretoria trial issue at U.N. (article from the Star, 10 October 1963)
  • Conversation with Bram Fischer about the Rivonia trial
  • Letter from Durossil to the Foreign Office, London (19 October 1963)
  • De Wet quashed indictment "The Rivonia trial collapses" (articles from the Rand Daily Mail, 30 October 1963)

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Electronic catalogue available online - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue

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