Includes correspondence, minutes of meetings statement, briefings, press releases, press clippings, Amandla, publications.
Records related to Rivonia: 2.1.1. Minutes of meetings 1964: Contains reference to lobbying around Rivonia Trial 2.4. Dealings with Irish Press: Contains references to Rivonia Trial in statements and press conferences 31.1.1 Correspondence with ANC: Contains brief references to Rivonia Trial 39 Press cuttings 1963-1994: Cuttings are in date order and include cuttings from Irish press re arrests at Rivonia, escape of Wolpe and Goldreich and trial.
Prison letters and writings, unpublished manuscripts, and a proposal for documentary on Govan Mbeki (1992). There is no material directly related to the Rivonia Trial but this collection has been included as it provides insight into the life and personality of one of those involved in the Trial.
One folder of press cuttings on Treason Trial, bannings and arrests, and Rivonia Trial. Rivonia Trial reports in New York Times and South African newspapers. Also article on Bernstein escape after rearrest after acquittal and escape of Wolpe and Goldreich.
This collection does not have material directly related to the Rivonia Trial. It contains material from after Goldberg was released (IDAF correspondence, ANC documents, press clippings, publications etc.). It has been included as it speaks to the post-prison involvement of one of the Trial's main accused.
Manuscript of "South African Political Prisoners: The Life We Led 1963-1966" by Mahlubi L Mrwetyana. Reference to Robben Island prison conditions including for Rivonia Trialists. File on Race Relations with completed questionnaires and extensive notes on prison conditions in South Africa 1956-1961; file with material on families; biographical notes on some of the persons persecuted by the government of the Republic of South Africa for their opposition to the policies of apartheid, 30 May 1964. The list includes Nelson Mandela and other Rivonia Trialists. The list is fairly extensive. File re IRC visits to South African prisons 1964; copies of the letter and reports sent to B J Vorster (Minister of Justice) by the ICRC, June 18 1964 re: conditions in South African prisons (Robben Island, State farm prison, Victor Verster, various police stations in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Pretoria Prison, Leeuwkop, Prison Vooruitsig, Kroonstad, Pretoria Prison, T B Hospital Sonderwater).
Not available for inspection at time of this audit.
Congress of Democrats papers donated by Ben Turok Minutes of meetings of the Johannesburg Regional Committee 1961-1962 National Consultative Committee 1961-1962 National Executive Committee 1961-1962 Transvaal Region 1962 National Consultative committee constitution Documents relating to the South African National Convention 1961 Johannesburg City Council, South African Congress of Trade Unions Jewish Community, Political Education and workers compensation Correspondence, memoranda, press statements, financial records of the congress of democrats Newsletters including congress bulletins, counter attack: Bulletin of the South African congress of democrats, The emergent African Middle class, Combat Fighting Talk etc. Publications re Chief Albert Luthuli, Bantustans, the Pondo Revolt Pamphlets relating to amongst other subjects, the sabotage bill, Sharpeville, stay at home education etc. Passports belonging to Ben Turok Other general documents
Publications and papers of Neville Alexander ANC election manual, handbooks, policy guides, candidates brochure including Nelson Mandela ANC pamphlets re- workers, voter issues, anti Nat propaganda, meetings, students individual support, general. National party policy guides, brochures, comic/magazine, general campaign pamphlets. Democratic party constitution, policies, manifesto, youth and workers issues, general mobilising pamphlets. Independent electoral commission monitors packages including handbook for monitors, electoral act, incident report sheets, government gazette, employment contract act. Publication and papers from voter education and elections training units (VEETU), Matla Trust Street law, Black Sash, MPD, Call of Islam, Justice and Peace, Dove, UWC SRC, COSATU, ANC Bonteheuwel Branch. Project Vote training manuals and voting times.
Audio recording of an African National Congress (ANC) rally held at the Cape Town Civic Centre, on the 13th of September 1993. The speakers include Nelson Mandela, Allan Boesak, Salie Manie and Melanie Verwoerd.
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.
Lionel and Sadie Forman, Congress alliance documents: Freedom Charter Johannesburg Congress of the people; Pamphlets. Lionel and Sadie Forman, Personal papers includes treason trial documents- Microfilms
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
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.
Instructions from Victor Verster Prison by Nelson Mandela 5.2.1989 concerning matters relating to the Mandela Crisis committee: completion of affidavits, church's findings about his family, possibility of criminal activities involving his family, profiles on each youth, and the prevention of further publicity.
File: treason Trial Defence Fund press summary volumes 28-29 -Regular Bulletin giving a factual resume of the proceedings of the Treason Trial, issued by the - Treason Trial Defence Fund. - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volumes 31-32 - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 90 as above - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 95 as above - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 100 as above - Treason Trial Defence Fund Press Summary Volume 123 as above
Correspondence concerning the State versus Nelson Mandela in1962. There is an original letter from Nelson Mandela during his incarceration at Pretoria Prison, to Canon Collins dated 5 November 1962, in which Nelson Mandela acknowledges the support received from Christian Action. Other subjects include the conduct of staff members of the Chief magistrates office during the trial and legal accounts. Correspondents include Canon John Collins, James Kantor, Harold Wolpe, Ruth Finkesltein and Alex Hepple.
Campaign materials, Newsclippings and press statement concerning the State versus Nelson Mandela in 1962. These include letters to the editors of The Times (London) and The Guardian newspapers concerning the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, reports on Nelson Mandela's five-year prison sentence, press statement issued by the Anti- Apartheid in August 1962 calling for messages of support to be sent to Nelson Mandela, and extracts from Canon Collins chairperson's report at the AGM of the Christian Action in November 1962, talking betrayal of Nelson Mandela, the remarkable " Black Pimpernel"
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
Publications, booklets and pamphlets. These include the following titles: General strike : a report of the three day strike in South Africa ( May29, 30.31 1961) organised by Nelson Mandela (Secretary, National Action Council of South Africa) Prisoners of Apartheid: a biographical list of political prisoners and banned persons in South Africa/ IDAF in cooperation with UN Centre Against Apartheid South African prisoners and the Red Cross Investigation: an examination by the International Defence and Aid Fund with prisoners' testimony. Includes general recommendations of the ICRC sent to the SA government 18 June 1964, the SA government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island.
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.
Collection of documents and photographs, including a photocopy of a biographical profile of Nelson Mandela written by Wolfie Kodesh. Other subjects include: The meeting between Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo's in Stockholm, Sweden (1990). The full text of Nelson Mandela's response to the conditional offer of freedom made in parliament by the State President PW Botha. Statement issued by Ismail Ayob, on behalf of Nelson Mandela, on the protection of Nelson Mandela's name from being abused, Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70 campaign. The full text of Nelson Mandela's speech at the Grand Parade in Cape Town on the day of his release from prison in 1990
Trevor Manuel and Lynne Matthews papers and publications Documents relating to the liberation struggle in the Western Cape, focusing particularly on community organisations. Consists mainly of records of the Cape Areas Housing Action Committee (CAHAC) and its affiliate structures in Kensington/ Factreton; Valhalla Park; Bishop Lavis; Bonteheuwel; Hanover Park and other areas in the Western Cape. Includes minutes of meetings correspondence community newsletter, pamphlets and memoranda, policy statements, guiding principles of (CAHAC) etc.
Audio interview with Nelson Mandela, conducted by Padraig O'Malley on the 12th December 2001. The subjects covered include: Armed struggle and Operation Vula; Imprisonment on Robben Island and communications with the African National Congress (ANC) during the latter part of Mandela's imprisonment; Negotiations between the ANC and the Apartheid government. Mandela's work in his post-presidential years. Transcript available.
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
Documents created by the General Recreational Committee that represented political prisoners on Robben Island. These include a handwritten transcript of a document by Nelson Mandela motivating that the African National Congress (ANC) and the government reach a negotiated political settlement.
-There is also a message from Mandela (during the period of his imprisonment) to Oliver Tambo.
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.
Collection of colour photographs of the African National Congress / Congress Alliance leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Ahmed Kathrada, Moses Kotane, Yusuf Dadoo and Dan Tloome, gathered on the roof of Kathrada's flat at Kholvad House in Johannesburg during the 1950s.
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
Includes typed manuscripts of "The Rivonia Story", two other manuscripts and photocopy of manuscript entitled "The State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others", copy of the indictment signed by Nelson Mandela, statement from the dock with notes (looks like for a book?) and, notes on 1962 trial. Note on folder: " Barry I thought you should have these photocopies for your records. Nice to talk to you again. Joel 6/12"
This collection is in two accessions. The first accession contains mainly prison correspondence, study materials from jail, other manuscripts and documents from Kathrada’s prison years, a large number of ANC and other documents from the years following his release, as well as a number of books and artefacts. There are microfilm copies of the prison letters. The only material related directly to the Rivonia Trial in this section is 11. 5, a copy of part of the Rivonia Trial record signed by Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada and Motsoaledi given to them after their move to Pollsmoor Prison.
The second accession consists of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from 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). There are only a few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to the Rivonia Trial are: A2.8: part of Rivonia Trial record (unsigned and unbound) with Robben Island Prison stamp on it (Judgement); A220.127.116.11: Letter to The Head of Prisons Pollsmoor Maximum Prison requesting permission to spend his 60th birthday with Rivonia Trial colleagues (4 August 1989) and follow-up letter (20 August 1989); and B3.6.3: Information re documentary called "Rivonia" from 1990s.
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.
General strike: Report of the 3 day strike in South Africa (May 29, 30,31, 1961) by Nelson Mandela (Secretary, National Action Council of South Africa); prisoners of Apartheid a biographical list of political prisoners and banned persons in South Africa (IDAF in cooperation with UN Centre Against Apartheid); South African Prisons and the Red Cross Investigation and examination by the International Defence and Aid Fund with prisoners testimony. Includes general recommendations of the ICRC sent to the South African Government (18 June 1964), the SA government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad, and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island. Relates to Rivonia Trial in terms of conditions in prison for trialists once convicted.
Not available for inspection at time of this audit.
Collection of audio recordings, some of which were recorded by the London-based International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) for their documentary film productions. Rivonia Trial related material includes: -Mandela Statement (excerpts): Reading of excerpts from Nelson Mandela's Statement from the Dock at the Rivonia Trail used in the film Isitwalandwe (IDAF, 1980). Open-reel tape only. (MCA5-105). -Denis Goldberg Interview: Oral history interview with Denis Goldberg conducted by Wolfie Kodesh on 6/8/93. Includes detailed description of Rivonia Trial and experiences in prison over 22 years. 6 tapes and transcript. (MCA6-279). -Hazel Anne Goldreich Interview: Oral history interview with Hazel Anne Goldreich (owner of farm in Rivonia) conducted by Wolfie Kodesh on 24/8/93. 2 tapes. (MCA6-281). -Joel Joffe Interview: Oral history interview with Joel Joffe, lawyer for defence in Rivonia Trial, conducted by Wolfie Kodesh on 18/9/93. 2 tapes. (MCA6-292). -Walter Sisulu Interviews: Three series of interviews with Walter Sisulu conducted by Herbert Shore in September 1995, January 1996 and January 1997. Topics include the Defiance Campaign, Freedom Charter conference, split with the PAC, Rivonia Trial and Robben Island. 26 cassette tapes. (MCA18-098).
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.
File: Rivonia Trial correspondence, statements, finance, etc Correspondence by Bram Fischer to Canon Collins and vice versa re: the guilty verdict and responding the messages of sympathy. List of Robben Island clients as at 11 October 1989 with prison numbers. File Rivonia Trial 1963-1964 Walter Sisulu statement on which his evidence was led with handwritten annotations. Press clippings Walter Sisulu: extracts of evidence : Examination by Mr. Fischer. Notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation whilst under 90 day detention. Ahmed Kathrada: extract of evidence examination by Mr. Berrnage. Lionel Bernstein extracts of some evidence: cross examination by Percy Yuter. Pamphlet entitled " My fight is for all:" Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" extracts of Mandela's statement from the dock as printed by the Rand Daily Mail Johannesburg) File: Collins2/6 mainly concerning the Rivonia Trial (1964) including: Handwritten notes. Correspondence from Freda Nuell, J Hadebe, Conon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe Raymond Kunene, Rica Hogdson, Typescript- biography of Nelson Mandela, Draft articles concerning the imprisonment of Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists, Rivonia Trial - statements of accounts and annexure of monies received, Decision by Trialists not to appeal against their sentence, Statements against the Rivonia Trial sentences by Conon Collins and others, Christian Action article entitled " Mandela: a message from prison" Press statements on the sentence issued by the Africa Bureau and by Canon Collins Correspondence on the sentencing Typescript of Mandela statement from the dock " Why I am ready to die" with original annotations Articles on the Rivonia Trial Statement issued by Mr. Tom Kellosk at a press conference called by Christian Action January 15 1964 on the Rivonia Trial. Statement by Canon Collins on behalf of Christian Action. Anti- Apartheid Movement profile of Mandela and reproductive extracts from his statement from the dock Notes for adverts and letters re: Rivonia Trial Includes typescripts of draft articles on the Rivonia Trial some of them written by E.S. (Solly ) Sachs A pamphlet titled the " message of Rivonia"
Communist party of South Africa, SACP, Young Communist League of South Africa,, Herenigde National Party van SA, Liberal party of SA, National party of SA, Progressive party of SA, United party of SA, Labour party of SA, labour extra parliamentary organisations. Simons, Jack and Ray Microfilm
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.
Treason Trial and other cases Notes on legislation involved in the trial. Fund-raising campaigns by the South African Legal Defence Committee under the auspices of Christian Action Correspondence include Canon Collins, Solly Sachs, Dr Guy Rout Defence Aid Fund summaries of income and expenditure Biographical information about judges in the trial, including Justice Rump, Justice Luxor, Justice Kennedy Lists of 61 released Detailed summaries of preparatory examinations Brief biographies of some of the accused including: Oliver Tambo, Z.K. Matthews, James Calata, Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, W Conco, Leslie Masina, Chief Luthuli, Kesval Moonsamy, Dickson Fuyani, Billy Nair, Duma (Philemon) Nokwe, Wilton Mkwayi, Elloitt Mfaxa, Len Lee- Warden, Helen Joseph Florence Matomela "Difficulties and hardships as results of the arrests and the trial" - document Full list of accused persons Professions and status of the accused Statement by Canon Collins concerning the arrests of the Treason Trialists Excerpts from speeches made at an ANC meeting held on 7/4/1954, as reported for the prosecution by Detective Sergeant Mistake Mesilla Condition of the above: very fragile
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.
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.
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial statements, media strategies, campaign materials and newsletters of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee. There are international appeals for the intensification of the campaign for the release Nelson Mandela's from prison, a declaration on the release of Mandela, and advertising for a mass rally with Nelson Mandela in Stockholm, Sweden. Correspondence include Mike Terry, Sipho Pityana Tony Hollingsworth,
Correspondence and other documentation concerning the Treason Trial Defence Fund. Most of the documentation deals with the legal costs for the trial. It includes a letter of gratitude to the Treason Trial Defence Fund, on behalf of the Trialists by Ahmed Kathrada, a list of items up for auction in aid of the Treason Trial Defence Fund as well as a correspondence with those against whom charges were withdrawn. There are also Treason Trial Defence account for the year ended 31 March 1961 and balance sheets as at the date. Correspondents include IA Maisels Canon Collins, Neville D. Vandyke, Reverend AG Sidebotham, Mrs. JF Burnstall, Mary Turok, Freda Levson, Freda Nuell, Bram Fischer, Ros Ainsley, Jack Barnett, Harvey Mitchell, K. Hardie, and Edward Joseph.
Drafts and undated memoranda concerning the 1956 Treason Trial. These include full list of the accused, typescripts on the Treason Trial arrests (presumably for publishing) , Christian Action appeals after arrests, a list of sponsors of the South African Defence Fund, statements by Canon Collins and Bishop Ambrose Reeves on the ending of the Treason Trial, and article entitled " Impressions of Johannesburg" written by a foreigner who visited Johannesburg to attend the trial.
Manuscript of South African Political Prisoners: The life we led 1963-1966 by Mahlubi L Mrwetyana with reference to Robben Island prison conditions File Race Relations with completed questionnaires and extensive notes on prison conditions in South Africa 1956-1961, File material on Families Biographical notes on some of the persons persecuted by the government of the Republic of South Africa for their opposition to the policies of apartheid, 30 May 1964. The list includes Nelson Mandela and other Rivonia Trialists. The list is fairly extensive. File IRC visits to SA prisons 1964 Copies of the letter and reports sent to B.J. Vorster (Minister of Justice) by the ICRC, June 18 1964 re: conditions in South African prisons (Robben Island State farm prison Victor Verster, Various police stations in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Pretoria Prison, Prison Leeuwkop, Prison Vooruitsig Kroonstad, Pretoria Prison, T.B. Hospital Sonderwater)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Audio recording of an African National Congress (ANC) rally held at the Cape Town Civic Centre on the 13th of September 1993. The speakers included Nelson Mandela, Allan Boesak, Salie Manie and Melanie Verwoerd.
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.
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.
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.
Correspondence concerning the trial of Winnie Mandela ( 1991), and more specifically, the financial claims made by Ismail Ayob and Associates. Correspondence include Horst Kleinschmidt, Thabo Mbeki, Ismail Ayob and others.1990 - 1991.
Press cuttings, mainly book reviews concerning " The Struggle is my life" Other items include the information bulletin of the Anti- Apartheid Bewegung on Osterreich, a tribute by Ngugi wa Thiongo to Mandela ( 1990), and a newsletter of the library of the University of Natal. There is also a booklet entitled "Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Ireland Salutes Mandela" produced on Mandela's release from prison.
Old material on banned people including Nelson Mandela A list of banished people (n.d.) A pamphlet on the banned and banished entitled " The Civil Dead" that makes reference to the banning of Mrs. Winnie Mandela and charges brought against her contravening her banning order. The box contains many lists and details of early political trials useful for any project on documenting victims of Apartheid.
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.
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.
Nelson Mandela 70th birthday: pamphlets, correspondence, messages of support (International Anti- Apartheid Movement). Booklet: Your Bantu servant and you/ Johannesburg: Non- European Affairs Department 1962. Press clip re: forced removal. Photocopy of drawing re: June 16
Portuguese National Committee Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa Publications Proceedings of the World Conference Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa, Lisbon, 16-19 June 1977.
Portuguese National Committee Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa
Papers 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
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.
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.
Correspondence, minutes, regional and branch news, publications and reports of the Congress of Democrats Subjects covered include: Attempts to solicit support for a National Convention in opposition to the inauguration of South Africa as a Republic. Nelson Mandela’s participation in the PAFMECSA conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. Public meetings and demonstrations, protesting the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962. The inauguration of the Republic of South Africa. Biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela.
Collection of photographs of Nelson Mandela meeting Umkhonto we Sizwe cadres in African National Congress (ANC) camps, after his release from prison. Nelson and Winnie Mandela are featured in the photographs, and are wearing military uniforms.
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 
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.
Natal Joint Crisis Committee: Reports and correspondence relating to the violence in Natal and to the meeting aimed at reducing the violence : Correspondents include E. Barayi, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, John Copelyn, Arch Bishop Denis Hurley, A. Gumede, Nelson Mandela and Willies Mchunu.
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).
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.