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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).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Bob Hepple Papers

An article on the Rivonia Trial written by Bob Hepple, including notes on his arrest, solitary confinement interrogation and escape.

Hepple, Bob

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)

South African Pressclips Collection

Collection of news clippings concerning the following:
Campaigns for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1980- 1989). Nelson Mandela and Robert J. Brown, Nelson Mandela being diagnosed with tuberculosis, his 70th birthday, and the Free Mandela Concert held at Wembley Stadium (1988). The Mandela family (1988- 1989). Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and worldwide reaction to his release (1990). Speeches and statements by Nelson Mandela (1990-1991). Tours undertaken by Nelson Mandela, including visits to the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America (Brazil, Spain, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico), the Far East and Australia (1990 - 1991). Victor Verster prison, visits to Nelson Mandela at Victor Verster, and his meeting with PW Botha (1989).
Biographical profiles Nelson of Mandela.

Abe Berry Cartoon Collection

Collection of political cartoons produced by Abe Berry, former cartoonist for the Star Newspaper. Most of the cartoons were produced for the Star Newspaper and some for City Press. The cartoons cover Nelson Mandela in relation to subjects such as:
The South African 'Bantustan' system. Speculation about his release from prison. The Organisation of African Unity and the International Anti-Apartheid Movement. Free Mandela campaigns. The unbanning of the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Awards and honours conferred on Nelson Mandela including the naming of streets, schools and other public spaces in his honour.
The South African negotiation process.

Berry, Abe

Brian Bunting

Brian Bunting Papers 1930's -1980's. SACP and ANC history. Includes correspondence, news cuttings, papers, bound volumes of the Guardian (1937-1948), New Age (1956-1957) pamphlets. Material collected for the Moses Kotane biography.

Bunting, Brian Percy

Brian Bunting Collection

Correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, publications and press statements concerning the following:
The Rivonia Trial, including a summarized version of Nelson Mandela’s defence statement at the trial and the script of a radio broadcast on the Rivonia Trial (36 min.) (1964 - 1975). The World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners, and a summary of support for the campaign (1964). The persecution of Winnie Mandela (1971). Political prisoners in South Africa (1975). The Treason Trial, including schedules C and D of the indictment, a list of the accused and their association with certain speeches, gatherings and publications (1956 - 1961). Biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, Dennis Goldberg, Walter Sisulu, Lionel Bernstein, Elias Motsoaledi and Ahmed Kathrada. Appeals for the release of Nelson Mandela including an appeal to the people of South Africa smuggled out from Robben Island, with an introduction from Oliver Tambo (1980). A copy of the international declaration for the release of Nelson Mandela, initiated by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, as well as a list of signatories to the declaration (1981). The Sunday Post campaign for Nelson Mandela’s release(1980 - 1981). United Nations notes on the Release Mandela Campaign, a statement by Chief Albert Luthuli on the sentencing of the Rivonia Trialists (1964), extracts from an address by H.E. Mr. B Akporode Clark to non-governmental organisations at UN headquarters (1980), biographical profiles on Nelson Mandela, and the Free South African Political Prisoners Campaign (1980). A survey of events and actions in honour of and for the release of Nelson Mandela, prepared by the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, October 1984. Observances of Nelson Mandela’s 60th birthday (1978).
The collection also consists of bound volumes of Spark, Guardian and New Age newspapers, for which Brian Bunting served as editor. They include newspaper reports on Nelson Mandela’s 1962 Africa trip showing photographs of Nelson Mandela together with Oliver Tambo in Algeria, Nelson Mandela’s tour of Algerian army camps and headquarters together with Robert Resha, Nelson Mandela meeting with Tunisian government representatives, and Nelson Mandela together with Colonel Tadenesse Biru in Ethiopia.

Bunting, Brian Percy

Sonia Bunting

Letter by Bram Fischer to comrades and friends smuggled from prison (1970) photocopy. What I did was right. Statement from the dock by Abraham Fischer, Q.C. in the Supreme Court. Court Pretoria March 28 1966 (photocopy) 32pp.

Bunting, Sonia

Dr Yusuf Mohammed Dadoo

Dr Yusuf Mohammed Dadoo Papers donated by Brian Bunting. Papers from years in exile in London. Papers reflect activity in the South African national liberation movement. Strong with regards to the SACP and ANC and also cover the World Peace Council, SACTU and the Anti- Apartheid movement, as well as Indians in South Africa. Correspondence (handwritten and typed) Minutes of meetings, printed material, financial documents literary works including manuscripts and speeches.

Dadoo, Yusuf Mohamed

Gold M

Text of Nelson Mandela's letter to the president P.W. Botha March 1989.

Gold, M.

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)

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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)

Tim Jenkin

Tim Jenkins, Papers re: Escape from Pretoria, drawings diagrams, keys, escape routes etc. Manuscript prepared for publication of the book mentions Nelson Mandela and his imprisonment.

Jenkin, Tim

Long Walk to Freedom

Proof pages of President Mandela's autobiography " Long Walk to Freedom" as sent to Scott Mac Leads in October 1994 by Little Brown editor, Bill Phillips
Donated by Scot Mac Leod , Time Life News Service

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Jean and Himie Bernadt Collection

Law textbooks, most signed by Nelson Mandela, these were used by Nelson Mandela for his studies at the time of his incarceration in Robben Island and at Pollsmoor Prisons.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Mfaxa, E.N.

E.N. Mfaxa papers and publications
Written memoirs re: treason trial; the political history of the PAC in exile, 1960-1990

Mfaxa, Elliot

Nelson Mandela

Handwritten letter by Nelson Mandela for the foreword of a book on the speeches of Oliver Tambo

Turok, Benjamin

Omroep voor Radio Freedom

Omroep voor Radio Freedom Publications and papers
Publications relating to the anti- apartheid campaign of the Dutch Radio Freedom.

Radio Freedom

Roskam Karel

Roskam Karel Papers. Articles, radio texts, books journals etc.

Roskam, Karel

Reg September

Correspondence, treason trial, discussion papers, ANC, UDF, Five Freedoms forum, Broederbond, Black Sash.

September, Reg

Raymond Tucker

Raymond Tucker
Correspondence concerning transfer of monies from international donor to Nelson Mandela.
Correspondents include Raymond Tucker, WH Frankel 1992.

Tucker, Raymond Jack

Vasson Mukesh

Documents and press cuttings relating to student struggles in the early 1980's. Focuses strongly
on the Azanian Students Organisation. The news cuttings also report on the student struggles in
the Bantustans. They also refer to the differences between AZASO and AZAPO and the
cooperation between AZASO and COSAS. Newscuttings on the Mpondo revolt of 1960. A draft thesis and related research material exploring the power relations in Pondoland during the revolt. This collection gives a focused analysis of the changing face role of the chieftaincy & tribal
authoritarianism in the former Transkei. The focus is on Flagstaff & Lusikisiki. Two unrelated items in the collection are i) Mass Democratic movement statement on Winnie Mandela and ANC 1949 Programme of action.

Vasson, Mukesh

Eli Weinberg Collection

Collection of photographs covering Nelson Mandela's role in some of the major political events of the 1950s and early 1960s period. The collection has documents on Anti-pass law demonstrations and the Defiance Campaign. The collection also includes a series of photographs of the wedding of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and various portraits of Nelson Mandela.

Weinberg, Eli

Amnesty International : International Secretariat : [Part 3]

Amnesty International was founded in 1961 in London as an independent organisation to mobilise public opinion in defence of people who are imprisoned because their ideas are unacceptable to the government in their country. One of their areas of work is campaigning for the release of political prisoners and actions against torture.

Association of West-European Parliamentarians for Action against Apartheid : [Part 2]

The Association of West-European Parliamentarians for Action against Apartheid (AWEPAA) started in 1984 to mobilise politicians in European parliaments in the struggle against apartheid. Parliamentarians worked for effective sanction policies, they monitored the implementation and they sought to hold governments accountable for their policies. In 1993, AWEPAA was renamed the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA).

City of London Anti-Apartheid Group (City Group) : [Part 2]

The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group was a breakaway group of the national AAM, founded in 1982 by Norma Kitson, and allied to the Revolutionary Communist Group. City Group developed a close working relationship not only with the ANC and SWAPO, but also with the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), AZAPO, and Black Consciousness supporters. In 1985 City Group was expelled from the national AAM, and from 1986 - 1990 its supporters maintained a Non-Stop Picket outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square calling for the release of Nelson Mandela. The City Group archives provide an opportunity to understand a different perspective on the international anti-apartheid movement.

International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa Canada : [Part 2]

The International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa Canada (IDAF Canada) operated from 1980-1990. It focused mainly on raising funds to support political prisoners and their families in South Africa and Namibia. US-IDAF executive director Kenneth N. Carstens was instrumental in the establishment of the Canadian IDAF.

Broadcasters for Radio Freedom [Omroep voor Radio Freedom]

The OvRF started in 1982 on the initiative of the AABN and mobilised people in the broadcasting sector to support Radio Freedom, the radio station of the ANC. Their aim being to raise financial support to train and equip several broadcasting stations for Radio Freedom. The organisation operated until 1995.

Newspaper Clippings

Scrapbook containing Newsclippings dated May-October 1961. Includes clippings related to the
South African politics, reported in international newspapers such as the Guardian, Daily Herald,
New York Tribune, Financial Times, Observer, Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard.

Radio Freedom Audio Archive

Programmes and programme segments broadcast by Radio Freedom, the radio station of the African Audio interviews used in the Vara Radio (Netherlands) programme "Portrait of Mandela," including an excerpt of Nelson Mandela's 1961 interview conducted by an ITN journalist, and a copy of the completed documentary. Interviewees include Winnie Mandela, Allan Boesak, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Lord Bethell, Brian Bunting, Albert Dhlomo, Ben Turok and C Stork.

African National Congress (ANC)

Association of Western European Parliamentarians Against Apartheid (AWEPAA)

Association of Western European parliamentarians Against Apartheid (AWEPAA). Renamed ‘The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa’ (AWEPA) in 1993
Papers and publications, 1985-1994.
Reports on Namibia
Publications relating to South Africa destabilization of the neighbouring countries including Angola
and Mozambique
Media issues relating to South Africa including censorship
Publications relating to children under Apartheid
AWEPAA news bulletins

Association of West European Parliamentarians for Action against Apartheid (AWEPAA)

Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) Collection

Pamphlets, newsletters and memoranda of the Release Mandela Campaign (RMC) and the Nelson Mandela Reception Committee concerning:
Launch of the Release Mandela Campaign. Reports from the Release Mandela Campaign. Organising of the 1985 mass march to Pollsmoor Prison. Welcoming home of Govan Mbeki after his release from prison.

Centre for Adult and Continuing Education

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

Dutch Collections Miscellaneous

Dutch Collections Miscellaneous publications and papers relating to the Dutch Actions Against Apartheid in the collection there is the release Nelson Mandela campaign material.

Dutch Collections Miscellaneous

Fagan J.J.

J.J. Fagan papers-
Documents related to Robben Island, including a photocopy of chapter 20 entitled Robben
Island from the book " Brushes with the law" by Judge Marius Diemont; a copy of a document
"Summary of complaints" referred to on page 229 of the book; personal notes of Judge Fagan,
made during Robben Island visit on 08.02.1975; copy of letter written to Commissioner of Prisons
following the visit and referred to page 229; photograph taken during visit.

Fagan, J.J.

Grassroots Community Newspaper Collection

Collection of photographs covering:
Nelson Mandela birthday tributes; Campaigns for Nelson Mandela's release from prison; The Cape Town celebration rally after Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
Photographers include Benny Gool, Rashid Lombard and Murray Michel.

Grassroots Community Newspaper

Hepple, Bob Prof

An article on the Rivonia Trial written by Bob Hepple, including notes on his arrest, solitary
confinement interrogation and escape.

Hepple, Bob

Willie Hofmeyr

UDF News, newsletter of the Western Cape region January 1990, Defiance campaign, Release Mandela campaign pamphlets, stickers and guidelines: Stoffel will not silence us issued by the Save the press campaign, Boycott the All Blacks, do not support racist sport.

Hofmeyr, Willie

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston

Engraved Freedom Charter - original presented to Archbishop Huddleston at the Congress of the
People in Kliptown.

Huddleston, Trevor

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)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

ANC correspondence and statements, including a letter from Canon John Collins by Oliver Tambo
January 1967), acknowledging the important work of the International Defence Aid Fund for engaging in many ventures on behalf of the ANC, in particular the launch of the campaign for the release of imprisoned politicians in South Africa. There is additional correspondence concerning political prisoners and the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners, as
well as a transcript of a letter written by a Robben Island prisoner after his release in which he talks
about Nelson Mandela and conditions on Robben Island. There is also a statement issued by the
ANC Youth and Students section ( London), entitled " Black dwarfs white trash in response to a
slanderous article that received wide publicity in white press. The response makes reference to
Mandela and other ANC leaders who received military training. Correspondents include Dennis
Brutus, Jenny Rice and Oliver Tambo.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

ED Jacobs Collection

Handwritten letter from Mr. Nelson Mandela to the British public, thanking them for their generosity, dated 16th April 1990.

Jacobs, E.D.

Ahmed Kathrada

Collection of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from Ahmed Kathrada's imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). Few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to Nelson Mandela from the prison years include letters to prison officials or Government signed by a number of prisoners protesting on bad condition. Requests to prison officials to spend time with Mandela once transferred from Pollsmoor. Lists of purchases requested by prisoners, signed copy of the Rivonia trial record. References to Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family, document re Marxism and the ANC introduction by Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family; documents re Marxism.
Records related to Nelson Mandela after their release includes the ANC (especially from conferences, NEC and NWC meetings from 1990's) records on honours and awards received by Mandela including the Nobel peace prize in 1993); records from Kathrada's role as Parliamentary counsellor in the office of the President (especially Mandela' state visit to India in1995) invitations for various events to Mandela or those held for him; newspaper clippings and publications on Mandela

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Mandela, Nelson

Mandela, Nelson Papers
Copies of 1960 MK/ANC flyers, signed by Nelson Mandela in 1993. Letter from the Borough of Middlesbrough welcoming his release and indicating support for the strengthening of international sanctions against the apartheid government, and for a non racial democracy in South Africa,11 June 1990.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Mbeki, Govan

Prison letters, prison writings, unpublished manuscripts, and a proposal for documentary on Govan
Mbeki (1992)

Mbeki, Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa

Indres Naidoo

Indres Naidoo, Papers
Materials re: Robben Island on loan from Indres Naidoo
Makana football association, Robben Island constitution( handwritten document) 10 pp
Football badges
Certificate awarded to Indres Naidoo by Dinar Football Club, Robben Island in recognition of his
contribution to the Welfare and sporting achievements of the club, signed by Curnick Ndlovu
(secretary) and Steve Tshwete (chairman) 11 March 1973 Robben Island prison card of Indres Naidoo.

Naidoo, Indres

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College Papers and publications, 1970-1980. Report on the 10th anniversary celebrations of the SOMAFCO from Monday 21 August 1989 to Friday 25 August 1989 in Mazimbu, Tanzania, Education for liberation/Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College 10 years 1979-1989 publication produced by the ANC department of education, Lusaka SOMAFCO official opening 21-23 August 1985/ publication produced by the ANC SOMAFCO Department of information and publicity includes release and visit of Nelson Mandela.

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO)

Toni Strassburg

Press cuttings- 1960 State of emergency, Treason trail, Rivonia trial press cuttings re banning and house arrests: Hilda an Lionel Bernstein; Helen Joseph; Barbara Harmel; Michael Harmel;
Rica Hodgson; Jack Hodgson; Ann Nicholson; Brian Bunting; Roley Arenstein; Cecil Williams
Scrapbook containing miscellaneous news clippings mainly during the 1950's/ 60's period and
relating primarily to detentions
Toni Strassburg Papers, 1950-1960

Strassburg, Toni

Nelson Mandela

Handwritten document from prison by Nelson Mandela for the foreword of a book on the speeches of Oliver Tambo.

Turok, Ben

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