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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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Afravision / Video News Services

Unedited video footage of speeches and interviews delivered by Nelson Mandela after his release
from prison, as well as appearances at different events.
The collection includes coverage and reports on:
Mandela's isolation during the 1989 prisoner hunger strike, Celebrations of his release from prison, held at Soweto, Bisho, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The 48th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) Press briefings on various issues, such as the Inkathagate.
Mandela's address to the nation on the assassination of Chris Hani, Freedom Charter rally at Kliptown, Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA).Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) congresses, Boipatong massacre. Interviews conducted for a five-part documentary series on the history of the ANC Ulibambe lingashoni - Hold Up The Sun

Video News Services

Freda Katz

Correspondence, pamphlets and messages of support concerning the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday campaign, most of which were produced by the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM). The collection includes pamphlets publicising the Mandela Freedom Ride, as well as messages sent to the African National Congress (ANC) on the occasion of Mandela's 70th birthday from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey and the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Turkey. There is also correspondence concerning the organising of a tree planting ceremony by the Dumbarton District Council to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

Katz, Freda

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Abe Berry Cartoon Collection

A collection of Abe Berry cartoons in the collection there is some cartoons on Nelson Mandela.

Netherlands Police Against Apartheid

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Umkhonto we Sizwe

Umkhonto we Sizwe
Publication: Submit or fight: 30 years of Umkhonto we Sizwe/the history of the people's army/
Published by the political Education Section of the ANC, 29pp.
Newsletters - Umkhonto we Sizwe 30 fighting years 16 December 1961- 16 December 1991/
Issued by the ANC department of information and publicity, Marshalltown.
Umkhonto we Sizwe born of born of the people issued by ANC Lusaka- Statement of the NEC of the ANC delivered by President O R Tambo on heroes day, December 16 1986 on the 25th anniversary of MK.
Dawn / Journal of Umkhonto we Sizwe Souvenir Issue/ 25th anniversary of MK 56pp.
Photographs: released Robben Island political prisoners April 1991 including Ashley Forbes,
Vincent Diba, Nikko Pedro, Anwa Dramat, Mabulala Nene, Meyiwa, Mxolisi Petane, Joseph Ngoma; Nelson Mandela in MK camps [1990]

Umkhonto weSizwe (MK)

Dr. Karel Roskam Collection

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.

Roskam, Karel

Trevor, Wentzel

Trevor Wentzel, Letter to the state president 8th March re: response to offer of conditional release:
List of political prisoners and in some cases prison numbers.

Wentzel, Trevor

Vanderbilt University Archive

Programmes and programme segments broadcast on channels such as ABC, CBC, CNN, NBC and Nightline. Includes footage and reports on the following:
Reports of the Reagan Administration’s support of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. President Reagan’s attitude towards Nelson Mandela and his views on negotiations with the African National Congress (ANC). Senator Edward Kennedy’s tour of South Africa, which included a meeting with Winnie Mandela. A report that the CIA was instrumental in Nelson Mandela’s arrest. Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela as leaders of the ANC. US Congress delegation visit to South Africa, and meeting with Foreign Minister Pik Botha, and their request to visit Nelson Mandela not permitted. The impact of economic sanctions against South Africa, with Nelson Mandela mentioned. US Secretary of State George Shultz’s visit to South Africa, and an explanation by him on US policy towards South Africa, including a demand for the release of Nelson Mandela. Anti-apartheid demonstrations in New York, with calls for the release of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela’s visit to the US after his release from prison. Nelson Mandela reported as being inspired by the American ideal.
The amount of money raised for the ANC during Mandela’s US visit. Visits by Nelson Mandela to Oakland, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Boston and New York City. Nelson Mandela addressing the US Congress. The meeting of Nelson Mandela with President Bush at the White House, and reportedly urging President Bush to maintain economic sanctions against South Africa. Remarks by Nelson Mandela about Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi, Palestinian Liberation Organisation Leader Yasser Arafat and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Senator Edward Kennedy with Nelson Mandela. People commenting on what Nelson Mandela symbolises. The meeting of Nelson Mandela with Secretary of State James Baker and other national leaders.
Comments by George Bush on Nelson Mandela's release from prison. A celebration of Independence Day in the US, where President Bill Clinton awards medals to Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk. Nelson Mandela speaking about the challenge in Africa for the US. Statements by President Mandela and President Clinton during Nelson Mandela’s first official visit to the US and the welcoming ceremony at the White House. President Nelson Mandela’s address to a joint session of Congress. Mandela’s meeting with Louis Farrakhan US Vice President Al Gore’s visit to South Africa, and his meeting with Nelson Mandela. Hillary Clinton’s visit to South Africa with scenes shown from Robben Island. Bill Clinton’s visit to South Africa, and his meetings with Nelson Mandela. The White House reception held for Nelson Mandela in the latter part of his Presidency. The awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to Nelson Mandela by Clinton. A statement by Mandela that Muammar el-Kadhafi has promised to turn over the suspects in the bombing of Pan AM Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Nelson Mandela commenting on the relationship between the US and Iraq, saying that no country should be allowed to take the law into their own hands. Statements by Nelson Mandela that President Bush is undermining the United Nations.

ABC

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.

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)

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

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)

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

Desmond Tutu Personal Papers

Incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning Nelson Mandela. Includes:
Letter from Archbishop Trevor Huddleston requesting that Archbishop Tutu serve as a patron of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee (1990). Response from Archbishop Tutu’s office to Saka Acquaye (Ghana) about the separation of President Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Mandela’s (1994). Letter from A .Boraine about the possibility of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1985). Letter from the State President’s office concerning the Nobel Committee’s decision to award the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize to Mandela (1993). Correspondence from Archbishop Tutu to the Minister of Justice requesting permission to visit Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisoners (1987), and a request to visit Nelson Mandela at the Constantia berg Clinic (1988). Letter from Archbishop Tutu to the State President, in appreciation of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1990). Invitation to a United Nations Human Rights Day in honour of Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk (1993).

Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

Sahm Venter Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/14
  • Series
  • 1984 to 2000
Documents accumulated by Sahm Venter from ca. 1984-2002 as part of her work as a journalist as well as a dedicated political activist during the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The documents have been categorised and arranged by the following subjects or formats:
Personal papers
Organisations / Community based organisations
Court cases, Petitions and Appeals
Speeches and writings
Universities
Publications.

Venter, Sahm

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

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

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)

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)

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)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

HW van der Merwe Papers

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

van der Merwe, Hendrik W.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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.

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

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)

Jacobs, Dr E.D.

E.D. Jacobs papers and publications
The collection has ANC news briefings, African Communist, Sechaba and various other publications
relating to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Documents correspondence, pamphlets
press statement, newsletters of the ANC and liberated organisations. Magazine, newspapers and
newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, containing miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
Signed letter from Nelson Mandela to the British public 16.04.90 thanking them for their support.

Jacobs, E.D.

Nelson Mandela Compilation

Selection of stories on South African leader Nelson Mandela- comprises of 61 clips with Nelson Mandela in different occasions.

Jenny Schreiner

Jenny Schreiner Collection of correspondence, discussion papers, maps, pamphlets etc. re:
The United Women's organisations/ United Women's Congress and Federation of South African Women, left non-UDF organisations 1980's; UDF campaigns includes Release Mandela campaign, Woodstock Residents Association, Anti-conscription, union material 1980's. Assortment of exhibits from Yengeni trial including ANC, SACP material, Fingerprint tests done by police.

Schreiner, Jenny

Lapinsky Shiela

Lapinsky Shiela consists of papers and publications
Document on and by the United Democratic Front (UDF) mainly from the Western Cape
journals campaigns papers- Release Mandela Campaign administrative papers.
Umsebenzi draft constitution of the ANC : Harare declaration: a paper on addictions drugs etc.
T shirts.

Shiela, Lapinsky

Harold Wolpe Papers

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-066
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1989
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

There is no direct link between this material and Harold Wolpe's political activities at the time of the arrest at Rivonia, his subsequent arrest on the border of British Bechuanaland (now Botswana) or his ultimate escape but it is included as it speaks to the interests of one of those involved in activities at Liliesleaf farm. In fact, Harold Wolpe handled the purchase of the famous Rivonia farm.
This collection mostly comprises academic papers and articles related to economics, sociology, women, development labour etc. It also contains reports and journals.

Wolpe, Harold

Dennis Brutus Papers

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

Brutus, Dennis

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.

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

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)

Zwelakhe Simon Xamlashe

Xamlashe, Zwelakhe Simon Writings
re: Involvement in the liberation struggle and imprisonment on Robben Island. Correspondence from Walter Sisulu's office May 1993 A tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Xamlashe, Zwelakhe Simon

Prof. Stan Ridge

Prof. Stan Ridge, Papers
UWC SRC affiliates, legal aid, student aid and funding 1988-1989, admissions Drama society
Pharmacy society, History Society, Islamic Society, constitutions of other universities.
Research requests
1990 special graduation for Nelson Mandela
Correspondence campus coordinator 1984
Cheques requisition and authorisation forms March 1991
Campus bulletin 1979-1982
Mbeki reception committee
Men's residence 1984-1986
Student teaching committee 1980-1982
Volleyball 1984-1985
Religious studies 1979
CUPC interview
Detentions 1985-1986; Detainees information sheet
UWC SRC election

Ridge, Stan

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Sylvia Neame Papers

The personal papers of Dr. Sylvia Neame, including a statement delivered by Mary Benson to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Human Rights on Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment and Robben Island prison conditions. The collection also includes biographies of ANC leaders, published statements, articles and news clippings concerning Mandela

Neame, Sylvia

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

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)

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)

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_1_001.jpg

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

Envelope

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_1_002.jpg

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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.

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

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

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

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Records of the Department of Home Affairs, Director of Publications, Cape Town (Complaints and Appeals)

  • ZA WCARS MR-RT-084
  • Collection
  • 1975 - 1990
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

This directorate was responsible for classifying documents for censorship or banning post 1970. The references below are not the actual documents but rather reports and notes written by those classifying them. Also see Records of the Publications Control Board in this database.
P89/04/08, volume 3/255: Statement from the dock, Rivonia Trial: Objectionable Literature (1989)
P84/6/15, volume 1/104: Pamphlet: Release Mandela Campaign Remembers Rivonia: Objectionable Literature (1984)
P83/2/26, volume P83/2/26: Sticker: The People's Leader, Denis Goldberg: Objectionable Object (1983)

Director of Publications

African National Congress French Mission

Correspondence from Paul Joseph to Yusuf Dadoo, photocopies of letters from Adelaide and Paul Joseph to Nelson Mandela, and the statement of the African National Congress National Executive Committee on Nelson Mandela's 60th birthday.

Bunting, Brian Percy

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.

Amandla

Amandla Publications
Dutch Anti- Apartheid publications some cover the Release Mandela Campaign: Angola- Bulletin and Amandla.

Amandla

Prison Regulations Petitions

Papers[1970]
Petition signed by political prisoners addressed to the Officer Commanding Robben Island prison
RE: Prison regulations, censorship of books and publications, censorship of letters and visits. Access to the library, warder prisoner relationships, contradictory instructions, on work days,
Medical treatment, hot water, music, film shows summary punishment, threats, etc, Photocopy

Robben Island political prisoners

Harold Wolpe Papers

There is no direct link between this material and Harold Wolpe's political activities at the time of the arrest at Rivonia, his subsequent arrest on the border of British Bechuanaland (now Botswana) or his ultimate escape but it is included as it speaks to the interests of one of those involved in activities at Liliesleaf farm. In fact, Harold Wolpe handled the purchase of the famous Rivonia farm.

This collection comprises material, mostly academic papers and articles related to law, sociology, development, economic theory, ethnicity, race, nationalism etc. It was delivered in box files (Section A), plus 21 drawers and boxes of index cards (Section B).

Wolpe, Harold

Albie, Sachs

ANC, CODESA, Bill of Rights, personal legal cases 1956-1965, regulations used in preparing cases, documents re Defence and Aid Fund, publications Treason trial defence fund press summary.
Albie Sachs Papers and publication

Sachs, Albert Louis

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 Elatchininathan

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)

South African Press Clips Collection

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-065
  • Collection
  • 1970 - 1990
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Newspaper cuttings collected by Barry Streek. Topics that include material on Rivonia include: "Biographies", "Extra Parliamentary Politics", and "International."

Streek, Barry

Records of the Publications Control Board

This board was responsible for classifying documents for censorship or banning pre 1970. The references below are not the actual documents but rather reports and notes written by those classifying them. Also see Records of the Department of Home Affairs, Director of Publications, Cape Town (Complaints and Appeals) in this database
966/66, volume 71: Book: L'Apartheid: on Nelson Mandela: Objectionable Literature (1966)
418/66, volume 67: : Nelson Mandela versus The State: Objectionable Literature (1966)
1319/45, volume 61: I am Prepared to Die, Nelson Mandela: Objectionable Literature (1965)

Publications Control Board

Attention: Col. van Aarde

  • ZA COM NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/6-NMF_Dcard_V1_035
  • Item
  • 1969-07-22
  • Part of Prison Collection

This item consists of a letter of 1 page written by Mandela to the Commanding officer of Robben Island, Colonel van Aarde requesting permission to attend the funeral of his son, Thembekile.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Eddie Daniels 1981 Escape Plan

News cuttings, diagrams, notes and memoranda concerning a 1981 plan by Eddie Daniels to free Nelson Mandela from Robben Island. The collection also includes subsidiary material about a Bureau of State Security (BOSS) escape plan in 1969, reportedly part of a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela.

Daniels, Eddie

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

Files of United Nations Secretary-General, U Thant

Files of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, U Thant, include:
Text of a statement by Achkar Marot, the representative of Guinea, to the UN, refers to Nelson Mandela's imprisonment on Robben Island. Response by the South African government to two articles published in the "UN Monthly Chronicle," which discusses the South African government's position on the Rivonia Trial, including Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock. The conclusion and recommendations of the International Seminar on Apartheid, Racial Discrimination and Colonialism in Southern Africa held in Kitwe, Zambia (1967). The conference recommended special campaigns around the incarceration of outstanding leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Robert Sobukwe and Bram Fischer.

U Thant

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Robben Island

Items recorded and maintained by the prisoners, including internal correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports and discussion papers, orders for equipment as well as other miscellaneous material. Sports activities the organisation and maintenance of such activities in Robben Island. The education of prisoners by prisoners, including formal education (primary and secondary schooling) political education and the Mrabulo materials.

UWC- Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives

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

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)

Helen Suzman

Collection includes documentation concerning the following:
Helen Suzman's visits to Robben Island and Victor Verster prisons (1967, 1982, and 1985). Reports on prison conditions at Robben Island, submitted by Nelson Mandela and Neville Alexander (1967). Law text books to be sent to Nelson Mandela (1974). Robben Island geographical information, conditions and treatment of prisoners. Lord Nicholas Bethell's interactions with Nelson Mandela. Includes documents about the possible release of Nelson Mandela.

Suzman, Helen

Norwegian Action Against Apartheid

Correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, publications and other campaign materials concerning:
The World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners (1964 - 1967). The Rivonia Trial, and a call to save South Africa's resistance leaders, including Nelson Mandela, from the death penalty. Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock at the Rivonia Trial, translated into Norwegian.
Amnesty International reports on prison conditions in South Africa (1965).

Norwegian Action Against Apartheid

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. 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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement

Correspondence, reports, campaign documents, press statements and speeches on Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela. Calls made by the Irish government for Nelson Mandela's release from prison. The unveiling of a Mandela sculpture in Merrion Square, Dublin, and the conferment of the Freedom of the City of Dublin to Mandela.
70th birthday tributes. Preparations for Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990 and the organising of a celebration rally in Ireland. Nelson Mandela’s visit to Dublin in 1991.
Correspondents includes Dr. Kader Asmal and Louise Asmal, ES Reddy, Ismail Ayob, Ruth Mompati, Sipho Pityana, Frank Aiken (Ireland Minister of External Affairs), Senator George O’Brien, Barry Desmond ,Honorary Secretary, Anti-apartheid Movement) and President Alhaji Shehu Shagari of Nigeria.

Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement (IAAM)

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