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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: South African Political Prisoners: The life we led 1963-1966

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-079
  • Collection
  • 1956 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Manuscript of "South African Political Prisoners: The Life We Led 1963-1966" by Mahlubi L Mrwetyana. Reference to Robben Island prison conditions including for Rivonia Trialists. File on Race Relations with completed questionnaires and extensive notes on prison conditions in South Africa 1956-1961; file with 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 re IRC visits to South African 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, Leeuwkop, Prison Vooruitsig, Kroonstad, Pretoria Prison, T B Hospital Sonderwater).

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Trials

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-080
  • Collection
  • 1956 - 1989
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Drafts, memos, Treason Trial Defence Fund correspondence, various Treason Trial documents. Apparently also includes Rivonia Trial brief, Rivonia Trial extracts of records.

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

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Winnie Mandela

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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"

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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.

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Correspondence, memos, notes, affidavits re: political imprisonments in South Africa
Campaigns by the world campaign for the release of Nelson Mandela and all S.A. political prisoners.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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Govan Mbeki Papers

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.

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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.

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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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: The Rivonia Story

Includes typed manuscripts of "The Rivonia Story", two other manuscripts and photocopy of manuscript entitled "The State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others", copy of the indictment signed by Nelson Mandela, statement from the dock with notes (looks like for a book?) and, notes on 1962 trial. Note on folder: " Barry I thought you should have these photocopies for your records. Nice to talk to you again. Joel 6/12"

Available for inspection at time of audit.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Rivonia Trial

Correspondence, finances, statements (1964). Charges against thirteen in Supreme Court (July 1963), Walter Sisulu'a statement (48 typed pages), Rivonia records (extra set).

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Conditions for political prisoners in 1960s

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-078
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

General strike: Report of the 3 day strike in South Africa (May 29, 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 SA government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad, and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island. Relates to Rivonia Trial in terms of conditions in prison for trialists once convicted.

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Oral History and Sound Archive

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-085
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1995
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

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).

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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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"

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Correspondence (1964) about an article on Nelson Mandela to be published in the volume Sudafrika
und Apartheid (Germany). Correspondence include Phyllis Altman, Kurt Busch.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

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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.

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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.

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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,

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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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)

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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Robben Island Campaign: Director's report to President and Information Service

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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)

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund Audio Collection

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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Lucia Research

Old material on banned people including Nelson Mandela
A list of banished people (n.d.) A pamphlet on the banned and banished entitled " The Civil Dead" that makes reference to the banning of Mrs. Winnie Mandela and charges brought against her contravening her banning order.
The box contains many lists and details of early political trials useful for any project on documenting victims of Apartheid.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

Documentation concerning international campaigns for the release of the Rivonia Trialists. This
list includes a draft of biographical sketch of Nelson Mandela.

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Film Archive

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-003
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1995
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

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).

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: 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. Correspondents includes 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.

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Rivonia Trial

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-081
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1989
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

File: Rivonia Trial correspondence, statements, finance etc:
-Correspondence by Bram Fischer to Canon Collins and vice versa re: the guilty verdict and responding to the messages of sympathy on death of Molly Fischer.

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 Bram Fischer and cross examination by Percy Yutar
-Extracts of evidence by Govan Mbeki
-Notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation whilst under 90 day detention.
-Ahmed Kathrada: extract of evidence examination by Vernon Berrange
-Elias Motsoaledi statement at the Trial
-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

File: Collins2/6 mainly concerning the Rivonia Trial (1964):
-Handwritten notes
-Correspondence . Correspondence include Freda Nuell, J Hadebe, Canon 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 Canon 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 concerning 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 concerning 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

Also includes:
-Typescripts of draft articles on the Rivonia Trial some of them written by E.S. (Solly) Sachs
-A pamphlet entitled the " Message of Rivonia"

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Bram Fischer

-File on Bram Fischer. It is unclear whether this file has to do with Bram Fischer's involvement in the Rivonia Trial or his own subsequent trial.

Not available for inspection at time of this audit

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Biographical notes on Rivonia Trialists

Part of International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers. 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.

Available for inspection at time of audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Nelson Mandela Request

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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)

.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

Correspondence concerning the transfer of money from an international donor to Nelson Mandela.
Correspondent's include Raymond Tucker and WH Frankel (1992).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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 [1963], 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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Winnie Mandela

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Zindzi Mandela

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).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Winne Mandela

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee

Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee
File on Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee, 1990 including Hollingsworth, Malcolm
Frazer, Jim Cason (American Committee meetings (1990)
Statement of receipts and expenditure
Media strategies
International appeals for the intensification of the campaign for Mandela's release ( January 1990)
Declaration on the release of Mandela
IRC News including calls for release of Mandela after the release of other leaders
Advertising for a mass rally with Nelson Mandela in Stockholm, Sweden 1990

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)Papers

File: Press cuttings, mainly book reviews, Struggle is my life book, including: 1990-1991. Information bulletin of Anti- Apartheid bewegung in Osterreich. Ngugi wa Thiongo paying tribute to Mandela 1990 Newsletter of the University of Natal Library. Book reviews. Correspondence including Christopher Merrett.
Loose items including: Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Ireland salutes Nelson Mandela. Booklet on his release from prison, with a message from Mandela, short biography, progammme of Mandela's visit to Ireland, the Irish Anti- Apartheid movement and a history of the ANC.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

Correspondence, drafts articles, press statements, handwritten notes, cables campaign material and other documentation concerning the Rivonia Trial. These include correspondence concerning the
sentencing, reports on decision by the Trialists to appeal against their sentences, typescripts of
draft articles on the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists some of which are
written by E.S. ( Solly) Sachs, articles on the Rivonia Trial, biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela
issued by the Anti- Apartheid Movement, statement issued by Canon John Collins, Toll Kellock and
others by the Africa bureau, a typescript of Nelson Mandela statement from the dock, " Why I am ready to die" with original annotations, a Christian Action article entitled " Mandela a message from prison"
notes for adverts and letters concerning the Rivonia Trial, a pamphlet entitled " The message of
Rivonia" and statements of accounts and annexure of monies received in relation to the Rivonia
Trial. Correspondents include Freda Nuell, J Hadebe,, Canon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe, Raymond Kunene and Rica Hodgson.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Miscellaneous

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-004
  • Collection
  • 1978 - 1993
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, media strategies, pamphlets, newsletters, statements and news clippings concerning the following:
-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 Mandela.
Correspondents include Ismail Ayob, Helen Suzman, and the law firm Frank, Bernadt and Joffe.

Not available for inspection at time of this audit (c2010).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Prisons

Correspondence, affidavits, reports and statements on treatment of prisoners in 1960s in South Africa and documentation concerning the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners. Of particular relevance to the Rivonia Trial is a typed and signed original affidavit by Bob Hepple (5 November1965) concerning the abuse and torture of African prisoners at Pretoria Local Prison as witnessed by himself in 1963 (in file 2). Also, includes Kurt Danziger and R C Albino's typed statement: The Effects of Isolation and Solitary Confinement. The Defence was going to call these two psychology professors (Dr Danziger from UCT and Dr Albino from Natal) as expert witnesses to discredit the State's use of witnesses who had been held in solitary confinement prior to testifying. The judge did not allow them to testify. The statement has some handwritten corrections on it and is marked "For Mr Berrange's (?) attention"

Available for inspection at time of audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Release of RivoniaTrialists

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-076
  • Collection
  • 1962 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Pamphlets (international) calling for the release of the Rivonia trialists; campaigns to save lives of the Rivonia Trialists by Anti Apartheid Movement; original letter dated 5/11/1962 from Nelson Mandela to Canon Collins, acknowledging support received from Christian Action. Also records related to 1962 trial of Mandela.

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Photographic Collection

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-123
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1990
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

This collection was built up by the London-based IDAF, which was the nerve centre of the international anti-apartheid information campaign from the 1960s, and its photographs have been used in countless publications and productions over the past three decades.

The photographs related to the Rivonia Trial are all black and white photographs. The photographers are largely unknown. Subjects include:
-Scenes at the Rivonia Trial (LA55-33; LA271-2-4; LA272-2-1 and LA272-2-2: protestors with police; A42-6-1: protests on hearing verdict; A21-1-3: Winnie Mandela outside court; A14-4-1; A14-4-5; H10-2-1: Ruth First addressing post Rivonia rally; A1-3-1: Mandela's mother and Zinzi Mandela with Sheila Weinberg outside court; LA793-2-1: Joe Slovo and Yusuf Dadoo with placards during Trial; LA856-3-3: June Mlangeni wife of Andrew Mlangeni)
-Photographs of all the Trialists (LA242-6-4; LA271-2-5)
-Media reports (LA56-1, LA56-2)
-Photographs of the accused (LA26-3 and LA271-4-5: Denis Goldberg in disguise; LA26-5 and LA271-4-2: Rusty Bernstein; LA26-6: Ahmed Kathrada in disguise; LA26-9 and LA271-5-3: James Kantor; LA271-2-1: Walter Sisulu in disguise; LA271-2-2: Nelson Mandela; LA271-3-2: Bob Hepple; LA271-3-3: Arthur Goldreich; LA271-4-1: Raymond Mhlaba; LA271-4-3: police photo of Ahmed Kathrada; LA271-4-4: police photo of Govan Mbeki; LA271-5-4: Elias Motsoaledi; LA271-5-5: Andrew Mlangeni; EW21-1-2 and EW21-2-1: portrait of Ahmed Kathrada)
-Others involved or present (LA271-1-1: T B Vorster; LA271-1-2: Luit. Van Wyk; LA271-1-3: Dirker; LA271-1-4: Judge De Wet; LA271-1-5: Percy Yutar; LA271-3-1: Joe Slovo; LA271-7-5: security forces inspect Liliesleaf)
-Rivonia/Liliesleaf Farm (LA271-5-2: map of Rivonia area; LA271-6-2: interior of Liliesleaf House; LA271-6-3: plan of Liliesleaf Farm; LA271-7-4: Radio transmitter found by security forces)
-Miscellaneous (LA271-7-2: Mountainview house; LA271-7-3: Cover of 'Rivonia Masker AF!' book; LA272-1-1: petrol bomb; LA272-1-5: outline of Operation Mayibuye; LA272-1-2: diagram of weapon; LA272-1-3: weapons; LA272-1-4: diagram of hand grenade; LA272-2-3: letter of support to Sisulu from Canon Collins; LA272-2-4: house damaged by bomb blast; LA272-2-5: electricity pylons damaged by bomb blast)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)Publications

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Zwelakhe Simon Xamlashe

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Jesse Jackson Portrait Collection

Collection consisting primarily of 35mm colour transparencies, of posters protesting against the continued imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, and calling for his release from prison.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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)

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