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Defence and Aid Fund Papers

1960-1965. ca. 650 items. Minutes and correspondence of the State of Emergency Relief Fund, later its name changed to the Defence Aid Fund. Includes information on prisoners, detainees, case reports as well as political pamphlets.

South African Institute of Race Relations Photograph Collection

Forms part of archives of South African Institute of Race Relations. Photographs mainly from Drum Magazine relating to politics and political figures. Photographs related to Rivonia Trial are under 15 personalities: 2. Arthur Goldreich (bearded), 3. Goldreich with Abdulhay Jassat (29/9/63), 4. Goldreich with ? (possibly Harold Wolpe) as refugees in Francistown? 1963, 5a Arthur Goldreich, 5b-d Contact prints of Goldreich and others; 26. Trials: 6-7 Women demonstrating during the Rivonia Trial 1964.

South African Institute of Race Relations

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.

Rivonia Trial

Partial record of the State versus Nelson Mandela and nine others. Bound volumes. Provenance unknown. Contains: State's Concluding Address (volumes 1-4): vol.1: A factual analysis of the documentary exhibits handed in and of the oral testimony given, by the state witnesses, vol.2: The persons who were parties to the conspiracy and the implementation thereof, vol.3: n Kritiese ontleding van sekere dokumentere bewysstukke, vol.4: A factual analysis of the defence case and of the further documentary exhibits produced in the course thereof; and Judgement and Sentence (1 volume).

Department of Justice

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Film Archive

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

In the mid-1970s, an appeal by IDAF to the exiled community in the United Kingdom led to the gradual retrieval of outstanding amateur film footage - largely unedited 8mm and 16mm material of key events of South African political history. Most of these films and videos were banned in South Africa before 1990. A few relate to the Rivonia Trialists, after their release from prison:
-Generations of resistance I: 1980, produced by United Nations, directed by Peter Davis, 56 min 16mm film. Contains section on the armed struggle and the Rivonia Trial (000766)
-Mandela 70th birthday event, London: 1991, produced by IDAF, 20 min, 13/5 Betacam, 13/8 umatic low band time coded. Contains O R Tambo thanking Anti-Apartheid Movement on behalf of Rivonia prisoners. (000758)
-Free Mandela: produced by IDAF, directed by Barry Feinberg, 20 min, 7/34 umatic BVU. Contains section on adoption of armed struggle and the Rivonia Trial. (000218).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

H. K. Zulfikar

Records of the State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others namely (Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Lionel Bernstein, Raymond Mhlaba, James Kantor, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni).

Zulfikar, H.K.

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)

Rivonia Trial

A partial record of the State versus Nelson Mandela and nine others Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Lionel Bernstein, James Kantor, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni, including the State’s concluding address, judgment and sentence.

Department of Justice

Prosecution Records

  • ZA NARSSA MR-RT-005
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

These records were donated by the Oppenheimer Family to the National Archives in 2008 from the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg. The Oppenheimers acquired them from Dr Percy Yutar, the prosecutor in the trial.

They are not a complete record. Some witness testimony, and cross-examination are missing. See linked list for more details.

Included in the records are the indictment, opening address, statements, evidence by witnesses for the State and for the accused, evaluation of evidence of the trial, judgment and sentence, photographs, the diary Mandela kept when he left South Africa secretly at the beginning of 1962 to undergo military training and to garner support for the banned ANC. Also included is Mandela's statement from the dock. A significant component of the material is the working papers of the prosecution that were used to build up the State's case against the Rivonia Trialists. There are also photocopies and microfilm copies.

There are also prosecution records from the Yutars in the personal collection of Douw Steyn and at Liliesleaf Farm.

Yutar, Percy

Denis Goldberg Papers

The files reflect Denis Goldberg's activities and interaction with VIPs in the country and abroad on uplifting the educational and socio-economic status of previously disadvantaged South Africans. Includes files on a wide range of issues from 1983-1995.

Although there is no material related to Rivonia Trial in this collection, it has been included as it speaks to the subsequent activities of one of the main protagonist in the Trial.

Goldberg, Denis Theodore

Oliver Tambo Papers

The collection has been arranged in four series: A. Personal Documents, B. Office of the President, C. Special Topics, and D. Press Cuttings (not microfilmed).

Only a few records relate indirectly to the Rivonia Trial:
- News clippings from South African and international newspapers concerning the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962, his court appearances, and calls for his release from prison (1962 - 1988)
- A letter from the ANC London office concerning the arrests of Mandela and Walter Sisulu
- Reports on campaigns for the release of political prisones
- Correspondence from Mandela, written from Pollsmoor Prison, to Oliver Tambo and a number of other individuals
- Correspondence, reports and messages concerning international support for Mandela’s release from prison. Subjects covered include tributes on his 60th and 70th birthdays, and awards and honours conferred on Mandela, particularly through the work of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement (1984)
- Correspondence and statementsre international calls for Mandela’s release from prison. These include correspondence about a resolution passed by the African Symposium on African Orality in Nigeria and a statement by the President of the Republic of Senegal after Mandela's release.
- Drafts of plays and books on Mandela, including" No Easy Walk to Freedom", "Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial" and "What Is To Be Done"
- Published and unpublished statements and speeches of Mandela, 1962 - 1991
- Biographical notes onMandela

Tambo, Oliver Reginald

Mandela -196+

President P. W. Botha's speech concerning black people: In the speech, he mentions the possibility of Nelson Mandela's conditional release from prison- SA ambassador in London Dennis Worrall.

Report by Benson Terry

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Benson, Terry

Mandela -196+

Radio South Africa interview by Lily Anne Stroobach with the director of the Institute for Strategic studies at the University of Pretoria Prof. Michael Hough, about a statement issued by the political
prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela after his meeting with the State President Mr P.W. Botha. Mr Mandela refers to the issue of negotiations in South Africa.

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Hough, Michael

Govan Mbeki Papers

Include his songs and music from Robben Island, artefacts such as his beloved guitar with its Island-built case. The collection holds his correspondence, manuscripts of his books, some of which was written on toilet paper and smuggled out of prisons, and a record of his life on the Island and after his release. 'Oom Gov' also gave to the University his own library in a ceremony at his house weeks before he died. Many of the books are those given to him by the authors.

Although most the material does not relate to the Rivonia Trial, this collection has been included as it speaks to the character of one of the Trial's main accused. Rivonia Trial material is: Part One of the State’s Concluding Address at the Rivonia Trial.

Mbeki, Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa

Mandela -196+

Service Sound Archives
Class Aktualiteit
Program South African Freedom Songs: The documentary concept John Matshikiza
(Actor, writer/ producer) with narrators Lucie Page and Shado Twala presenting a documentary on the
South African Freedom fighters with interviews from prominent role players including Nelson Mandela.

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Matshikiza, John

Mandela: An Audio History

  • ZA SABC SA MR-RT-011
  • Collection
  • 1964 - 2004
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

SAFM documentary in two parts for The Inner Ear Programme. Details the role played by Nelson Mandela and the ANC in the struggle for freedom in South Africa. Compiled by Joe Richardson and Sue Johnson and presented by Will Bernard. Dated 9 May 2004.

Part 1 deals with the call for armed struggle, the creation of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the arrests at Rivonia. Mandela as the first witness in the Trial, four hour statement from the dock made at the Trial, sentencing to life imprisonment, meaning of Rivonia Trial.

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Mandela -196+

English Service
Class Actuality
Program Radio release of Nelson Mandela- Actuality supplied by the Parliamentary team of the state president, Mr. P.W. Botha, speaking in the house of assembly about the possible release of Nelson Mandela.

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Parliamentary team of the State President

Rivonia Trial: Sentencing

  • ZA SABC SA MR-RT-012
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1990
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

SABC English Service broadcast. A short summary of the Rivonia Trial case, the verdict and the passing of sentence by Judge President Quartus De Wet. Dated 11 June 1963.

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa report by Freek Robinson on an international conference in Oslo Norway where Mr Nelson Mandela criticises actions of South African Police and the deputy minister of foreign
affairs Mr Leon Wessels says Apartheid was a dreadful mistake.

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SABC Sound Archives

Records of the Rivonia Trial

Incomplete set of records of the State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others. The collection includes charge sheets, the indictment, opening address, statements, evidence, evaluation of evidence and exhibits, including photographs, bail applications, sentencing. An important section of the collection relates to preparation of the defence. Also includes a VHS video (no soundtrack) of the cells and court room where the Rivonia Trial was held. This was filmed a long time after the trial. Its reference code is AD1844, D.

Missing volumes are: Volume 21: Walter Sisulu's Evidence (vol. 2); Volume 22: Walter Sisulu's Evidence (vol. 3); Volume 23: Walter Sisulu's Evidence (vol. 4); Volume 27: Denis Goldberg's Evidence; Volume 35: Exhibit: Plan of Liliesleaf and Rivonia. Incomplete: Volume 29: Elias Motsoaledi's Statement. It is not clear why these volumes are missing.

The records in this collection are the Defence set donated originally by Joel Joffe. They are part of the archives of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR).

Joffe, Joel

Madiba -1990

Service RSN
Actuality - Meeting of SA government and ANC News conference after the historic meeting between the South African government delegation and the African National Congress delegation in Cape Town.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba-1990

Radio South Africa Actuality - Report by Ami Nanackchan on a rally addressed by the Deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela, in Durban. In the address, Mr Mandela refers to violence and killings in Natal and asks the people engaged in violence to throw their weapons into the sea.

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SABC Sound Archives

Nelson Mandela Papers

Handwritten speeches and papers by Nelson Mandela for the Pretoria Regional Court Trial (1962) and the Rivonia Trial (1963-1964). The collection includes further notes by Nelson Mandela for his defence; the application for the remand of the trial; an application challenging the right of the court to try him and his preparatory notes. Rivonia Trial records are a typed copy of Mandela's statement from the dock (signed); final clause of statement from the dock (manuscript); notes that Mandela intended to use if he were sentenced to death when asked if he had anything to say (manuscript). There are copies of these in the Legal Resources Centre, Bram Fischer Library, Johannesburg.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Madiba -1990

RSN Interview by reverend Ngcobo with Chief Minister of Kwa Zulu and president of Inkatha Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi about an incident in which eight people who were killed in Natal. In the interview, he voices his views on
multi-party democracy and his relationship with Mr. Nelson Mandela.

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SABC Sound Archives

Joel Joffe Papers

Joel Joffe was one of the defence lawyers in the Rivonia Trial. This collection contains a copy of the book written by him on the Rivonia Trial, The Rivonia Story, accompanied by copies of documents in Nelson Mandela's handwriting. The documents include his application for remand in the Pretoria Regional Court on 15 October 1962, a typed account of his speech in the Pretoria Regional Court, first draft of his speech and notes to be used if he was sentenced to death.

Joffe, Joel

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality
Report by Clement Ntombela on a press conference where the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives his views on the violence in Natal and also reacts to the steps announced the State President to curb the violence.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Service Radio RSA general- Class actuality- meeting between the SA government and ANC. Concept news conference in Pretoria after a meeting between the SA government. The ANC- concept news - conference in Pretoria after meeting between the South African Government and the African National Congress.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality- Political prisoners concept actuality of the President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandelawho referring to the prisoners who are still in Robben Island.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Class actuality- concept report by Freek Robinson on the Mandela tribute concert at Wembley in London with the actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who attacks the Thatcher government's stand on sanctions.

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SABC Sound Archives

James Kantor Papers

There are legal documents relating to the Rivonia Trial and to Kantor's law firm, personal papers, correspondence and notes from prison, and research and manuscripts for his book. The papers are not fully sorted or listed but some are in numbered folders. They do not necessarily form a collection discrete from other Liliesleaf Farm collections but have been listed as such for ease of reference. Also see entries for Harold and Annemarie Wolpe Papers, Liliesleaf Farm Audio-Visual Collection, Liliesleaf Farm Artefact Collection, Liliesleaf Farm/Rivonia Trial Research Collection.

Legal papers from the Trial include cross examination of Makda in the Rivonia Trial, charges, request by defence for further particulars, replies to request for further particulars by accused #9 and 10, motion to quash the indictment (with ms notes) 26 October 1963, bail application for Kantor and Yutar's reply, Annexure A to the indictment, Annexure B to the indictment, extract of evidence of Kantor. Also Yutar's reply to application to quash, bail application for Kantor and for Bernstein, judgment on bail application (p.1-90 and p.140-144 missing), comments on the evidence by Sergeant C D van Rensburg and Lieutenant Victor, statements by Berman, Fine, Greef, Tlale, Van Niekerk, Williams.

Financial statements from Kantor, Zwarenstein and Partners Law Firm. Payments shown by Kathrada, Wolpe, Hodgson, Ezra. Shows deposit for Liliesleaf Farm. Also other legal documents including transfer of Liliesleaf Farm in November 1961 from D B Fyfe to Novian Pty Limited. Also, a copy of letter from Kantor to staff at his law firm that he had to close it due to the Trial

Personal documents of James Kantor: passport, Defence Force Card, handwritten statement entitled "Details of my trip to Liliesleaf Farm" (5 pages with diagram of farm), personal history and career summary, correspondence (including from prison while being tried), will and other personal papers. Handwritten biographies of Trialists apparently written for Kantor while they were in prison during the trial (laminated), notes written in prison during the trial some on scraps of a chocolate box. One note reads: "Welcome! If that's the right word. What the hell are you doing here? You should be out defending us. Here's a pencil. Guard it with your life. It's worth its weight in gold"

Original typed manuscript for book "A Healthy Grave", various versions of this book some with manuscript additions sometimes called "The Reluctant Revolutionary", research for the book.

Articles: "Introduction to demolition and theory of explosives", newspaper clippings about Wolpe and Goldreich's escape.

These papers do not necessarily form a collection discrete from other Liliesleaf Farm collections but have been listed as such for ease of reference. Also see entries for Harold and Annemarie Wolpe Papers, Liliesleaf Farm Audio-Visual Collection, Liliesleaf Farm Artefact Collection, Liliesleaf Farm/Rivonia Trial Research Collection, Percy Yutar Papers.

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality President George Bush of the United States speaking on relations with South Africa and the visit of Mr Nelson Mandela to the United States.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa- Actuality- Report by Connie Lawn on the arrival of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the issue of sanctions.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Actuality - report by Jannie Botes on the arrival in New York of the deputy president of the African National Congress, Mr Nelson Mandela and the overwhelming reception he received. The actuality of Mr Mandela who refers to sanctions and the governor Mario Cuomo of New York praises Mr and Mrs Nelson Mandela.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa actuality on violence in Worcester, deputy President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela spoke about the violence throughout the country during a rally in Worcester.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality - Report by Trevor Grundy on the visit of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela to Zimbabwe. Actuality of excited crowds and minister of foreign affairs of Zimbabwe Mr Nathan Shamuyarira.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality- report by Trevor Grundy on the tenth-anniversary celebrations of freedom in Zimbabwe. An actuality of the Deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela referring to the stand of Mrs.Margaret Thatcher on sanctions and group areas act.

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SABC Sound Archives

E - Madiba-1993

World Economic Development Congress and a call for the end of economic sanctions against South Africa. South African President FW De Klerk and the president of the ANC Nelson Mandela calling for investment in South Africa.
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SABC Sound Archives

E - Madiba-1993

Sir David Frost, in conversation with the president of the ANC Mr. Nelson Mandela, about the political situation in South Africa.

SABC Sound Archives

Rivonia Trial

Records of the State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others. Microfilm, 35 mm. Originals in South African Institute of Race Relations Archive at University of Witwatersrand (see AD1844). The microfilm is identical to the set of records at Wits and is missing the same volumes. Includes charge sheets, the indictment, opening address, statements, evidence, evaluation of evidence and exhibits, bail applications, sentencing. An important section of the collection relates to preparation of the defence as this was the defence team's set of records pertaining to the trial.

Department of Justice

E - Madiba-1993

Radio Today concept report by Charlton Andrews on a news conference held by the president of the ANC Mr. Nelson Mandela who expresses his concern about the then Apartheid South African government 's interference in the selection of the SABC board.

SABC Sound Archives

The State versus Nelson Mandela and Nine Others

  • ZA ASC-UNISA MR-RT-028
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

In Special Collections section of the UNISA Library. The records of the Supreme Court of South Africa (Transvaal Provincial Division) on the proceedings of the Rivonia Trial. The collection contains: Indictment: Annexures and Opening address (1 volume); State's Concluding Address (volumes 1-4): vol.1: A factual analysis of the documentary exhibits handed in and of the oral testimony given, by the state witnesses, vol.2: The persons who were parties to the conspiracy and the implementation thereof, vol.3: n Kritiese ontleding van sekere dokumentere bewysstukke, vol.4: A factual analysis of the defence case and of the further documentary exhibits produced in the course thereof; and Judgment and Sentence (1 volume).

Department of Justice

Rivonia Trial

UNISA bought the microfilm from CAMP (Cooperative Africana Microfilm Project). These were transferred from the Archives and Special Collections.

Reel FI4059:
-Starts on list of evidence and exhibits (incomplete)
-Charge
-First indictment
-Annexure B to Indictment: The defence request for further particulars and State's reply thereto Part I and II
-Notice of application to quash indictment (27 October 1963)
-Heads of argument re application to quash by Bram Fischer and Percy Yutar's reply
-Second indictment
-Annexure A to indictment: Particulars to the counts set out in the indictment
-Annexure C
-Annexure B
-Notice to quash (22 November 1963)
-Heads of argument
-Bail applications of Bernstein and Kantor and judgment on application
-Opening address by Percy Yutar
-Index to state witnesses and exhibits
-Statements by witnesses including, amongst others, Makda, Mtolo, Davids, Mashiloane, Sulliman, Jaantjies, Jelliman. Card
-Notes on state witnesses evidence taken by defence (volumes 1-4 and extra piece in volume 5). Incomplete.

Reel FI4060:
-Continuation of witness statements including Mtolo,
-Notes on state witnesses evidence taken by defence
-Record of state witnesses in regard to James Kantor: Makda, Gibson, Kleynhans, Cox, First, Fenn, van Rensburg
-Analysis of state evidence by defence
-Defence opening address and Nelson Mandela's (sic) Statement from the Dock
-Walter Sisulu's evidence volume 1 (p.1-155), volume 2 (p. 156-296)

Reel FI4061:
-Walter Sisulu's evidence volume 3 (p. 297-356), volume 4 (p. 357-464)
-Ahmed Kathrada's evidence
-Raymond Mhlaba's evidence
-Lionel Bernstein's evidence (with notes)
-Denis Goldberg's evidence and cross examination by Mr Krog
-Govan Mbeki's evidence (includes notes passed between defence (?) team

FI4062:
-Elias Motsoaledi's statement (4 pages)
-Andrew Mlangeni's statement
-Analysis of defence evidence and notes on argument
-Judgement
-Evidence in mitigation of sentence and judgement on sentence
-Photographs of Rivonia
-Index of accused and co-conspirators and photographs
-Plans of Mountain view and Liliesleaf Farm
-List of documents found by police in raids
-Statement prepared by Nelson Mandela in his handwriting
-Evidence prepared by Sisulu in his handwriting
-Handwritten statement prepared by Sisulu in event of receiving the death sentence

It appears that these microfilms are a defence set and, according to the archivist, the originals came from Joel Joffe. However, they are not identical to the defence set of trial records at Wits (AD1844). That set contains some material that these microfilm do not and this set contains some material that Wits' does not (most notably, Sisulu's evidence and Goldberg's evidence are both complete in UNISA's and not at Wits). The reason for the differences are not known.

Untitled

E - Madiba-1993

Radio 2000 Funeral of Oliver Tambo the former president of the African National Congress (ANC) Mr. Oliver Tambo - Commentary and speech delivered by Nelson Mandela; prayers; singing.

SABC Sound Archives

Rivonia Trial

  • ZA CL-RU MR-RT-030
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1964
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

Purchased from Microfile, Johannesburg. Records of the State vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others. Includes indictments, addresses, evidence and other trial records. Incomplete. There is no inventory so it is unclear which trial records are missing.

Department of Justice

Mandela -196+

Class actuality- Release of Nelson Mandela. Concept actuality supplied by the parliamentary team of the State president, Mr. P.W. Botha speaking in the house of assembly about the possible release of
Nelson Mandela.

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SABC Sound Archives

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

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

Available for inspection at time of audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Mandela -196+

Radio Today - Interview by Freek Robinson with one of the leaders of the Democratic Party Dr. Dennis Worrall on his visit to the United Kingdom and address to a British All Party parliamentary committee on Southern Africa - Dr. Worrall refers to the political situation in South Africa, negotiations for a constitutional future for South Africa and the role of his party regarding the meeting between the State President, Mr PW Botha and Mr. Nelson Mandela of the ANC.

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SABC Sound Archives

Mandela -196+

Radio RSA Speech by Mrs Stella Sicgau expressing a wish that Mr Nelson Mandela is released after the recent release of Mr Govan Mbeki.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality -report by Sarah Oelofse on a press conference where the president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives his views on the violence in Natal and refers specifically to the role of the South African police in the conflict- Mr Mandela also gives reasons for the suspension of the talks with the South African government.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality - News conference by the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela at the Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg Discussions on negotiations, violence, ANC meetings with the government- the circulation of a racist pamphlet circulated in the townships.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN - Speech report by Anthony Sibambo on the visit to Kangwane homeland by of deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela who accuses farmers of exploiting their workers and saying the homeland policy is the root of this problem.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Speech Actuality of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela rejecting the concept of group rights at a rally in Soweto- Mr Nelson Mandela also refers to the discussion between the South African government and the ANC.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa -Actuality president FW De Klerk and deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela with Actuality of Mr FW De. Klerk who refers to the future discussions between the government and the ANC.

RECORDBC 19900406

SABC Sound Archives

Episcopal Church People for Southern Africa

Rivonia Trial materials include:
Unit 66 Ref 0398
-News clippings in English from newspapers in the US and UK concerning the situation in South Africa during the 1960's
-Text of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial speech published by Christian Action and printed by A G Bishop & Sons Ltd (Kent, UK)

Unit 85 Ref 0494
-Correspondence on "Free Mandela" appeals from the Committee of Southern Africa and responses from the US Department of State
-Correspondence on "Free Mandela" appeals from Centre against Apartheid
-Correspondence "Free Mandela" appeals from Africa Resource Center (CA, USA)
-Correspondence "Free Mandela" appeals from General Theological Seminary (NY, USA)
-Correspondence from The Episcopal Churchmen for Southern Africa (NY, USA) to among others, the US President, advocating for freeing of South African and Namibia political prisoners
-Several leaflet copies of the "Free Mandela" campaign
-Text of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial speech published by Christian Action and printed by A G Bishop & Sons Ltd (Kent, UK)
-News clippings on Mrs. Helen Suzman's visit of Robben Island and meeting Mr. Nelson Mandela and Mr. Toivo Ja Toivo, restricted family visits by Winnie Mandela, free Mandela campaigns conducted both in South Africa and around the world.

Episcopal Churchmen For South Africa

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality- intimidation of homeland leaders by the ANC - report by Conrad Burke on a news conference by the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela who says the ANC does not intimidate other leaders such as the homeland leaders.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Report of the of the arrival in London of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela by Keith Chalkey Arrival of deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela and, the Rev Jesse Jackson- to attend a pop concert in the honour of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela,

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SABC Sound Archives

Freedom Park Oral History Collection

Freedom Park has conducted oral history interviews with many veterans of the struggle for freedom in South Africa, including with the remaining veterans of the Rivonia Trial. Transcription in progress.

Untitled

Madiba -1990

TV 1- Actuality - Mr Nelson Mandela the deputy president of the ANC answers questions put to him by a panel of journalists. The questions focus on:-
1. Violence in the country relationship between the ANC and Inkatha- Education-
2. The issue of economic sanctions- nationalisation- religion- the relationship between the ANC and the SACP-
3. Multiparty democracy- the possibility of an alliance
4. The ANC relationship with homeland leaders
5. The fears of the conservative whites.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Service - Radio South Africa - Actuality Radio Today- Violence in the townships- report by Herman Steyn on a meeting between the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela and the representatives of the South African Police about the violence in the black townships. - An Actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela and the minister of law and order Mr A.J. Blok-on allegations made by the police.

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Report by Herman Steyn on a meeting between the deputy president of the ANC Mr. Mandela
and the representatives of the South African police

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa- Actuality- Radio Today- Nelson Mandela report by Conrad Burke on the return of the deputy president of the African National Congress Mr Nelson Mandela after his fourteen nations World tour. An actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the armed struggle, sanctions and the success of the efforts to raise funds for the ANC - An actuality of the director for information and publicity of the ANC Mr Thabo Mbeki.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Actuality- Radio today - Nelson Mandela/ George Bush- Report by Connie Lawn on the meeting between President George Bush of the United States and the Deputy President of the African National Congress Mr Nelson Mandela. An actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the success of his talks with President Bush.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Service RSN- Special report by Cliff Saunders on operation iron fist -.An actuality of a spokesman of the South African Police, Brig Leon Mellet and the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Interview- Unknown - New Constitution- Interview by Lehana Tsotetsi with the state president Mr F.W. De Klerk about negotiations for a new constitution, the role of the government and the ANC. Violence in South Africa, reforms that have taken place, the issue of sanctions and Mr De Klerk's opinion of Mr Nelson Mandela.

RECORDBC 1990000

SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality- report by Manas Tshungu on a meeting between the government and the ANC at the Union building in Pretoria , An actuality of the deputy president of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the violence in South Africa, efforts to bring about peace and the responsibility of the government to bring an end to the violence.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

RSN Actuality launching of the South African Communist Party (SACP) as a legal political party Suppression by the government - Reform in South Africa- Tribute to Joe Slovo Negotiations- Distortions against the SACP- An attempt to drive a wedge between the SACP and ANC- The so-called Operation Vula- The role of the press.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality Program Radio Today- Armed Struggle- Report by Linda van Tilburg on the talks between the South African government and the African National Congress. An actuality of the deputy president of the ANC, Mr Nelson Mandela and the State president Mr FW De Klerk- Mr Mandela announcing that the armed struggle has been terminated.

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Mr Nelson Mandela's first speech at the Parade shortly after his release from prison

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - report on Radio Today by Sting Pretter on the consultative conference of the African National Congress - An actuality of the chief of staff of Umkhonto We- Sizwe Mr Chris Hani, the deputy president of the ANC, Mr Nelson Mandela, the head of the Department of International affairs Mr Thabo Mbeki and the commander of Umkhonto We- Sizwe Mr Joe Modise

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio RSA English service actuality special live transmission of the release of Mr Nelson Mandela from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl comments by Kathy Fitch- singing cheering crowd- Comments by Clarence Keyter actual release of Mr Nelson Mandela

RECORDBC 19900211

SABC Sound Archives

Interviews: Denis Goldberg

Interviews with Denis Goldberg on his life. Also interview with George Bizos on Goldberg's role and involvement in the Rivonia Trial. Forms part of individual's research. Transcription in process.

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Tanganyika Standard

Articles on South Africa in Tanzanian daily newspaper, 1963. Include the following related to the Rivonia Trial:
-Four escape S.A. police
-Escape trio on way
-Cell guards coshed in escape - police: SA. Exits watched
-Mystery fire at airport delays Goldreich's arrival in Dar
-Escapers due in second freedom flight
-Airline doubts over safety: EAA recalls rescue plane: flight to Mbeya
-Goldreich and Wolpe fly out: Stops in Federal territory avoided
-ANC fearful of another kidnap plot
-Goldreich and Wolpe "evil traitors"

Tanganyika Standard

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa Actuality- Mass meeting of the ANC at Soccer City - the First National Bank Stadium in Crown Mines, Johannesburg to welcome back the Freed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela- crowd sings and cheer, a praise singer for Mr Nelson Mandela. Speech by Mrs Albertina Sisulu, speech by Mr Walter Sisulu, who pays tribute to Mr Mandela and introduces him to the people and the Speech by the Freed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to the hardships of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom, the crisis in education, the need for the continuation of the armed struggle-- violence in Natal and the country as a whole, the role of the police, nationalisation and distribution of wealth, housing and the economy, the plight of the workers democracy and the importance of a disciplined mass action in the struggle for freedom

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SABC Sound Archives

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa - Interview- Clarence Keyter and Pekane Mashillwane in conversation with the ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela on his views on Negotiations; Sanctions; Nationalisation; democracy; White fears- The political future of South Africa and dismantling of Apartheid.

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Ahmed Kathrada Interviews with Nelson Mandela

These recordings were generated in the preparation and editing of the "Long Walk to Freedom" book and Anthony Sampson's authorised biography. In both of these projects, Ahmed Kathrada worked closely with Sampson and Stengel (who provided professional support for "Long Walk to Freedom") and Mandela. Transcription and digitisation is in process.

One transcribed extract (extract 5) relates to the Rivonia Trial as Mandela tells Kathrada about a conversation he had with a warder at Pretoria Local Prison during the trial about the fate of the accused.

There may be references to the Rivonia Trial in other recordings and in NMPP2009/57 Rick Stengel Interviews with Nelson Mandela.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa report on Radio Today by Douglas Mc Clure on the life and career of ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela.

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African National Congress US Repatriation Collection

The ANC US Repatriation was responsible for the repatriation of ANC comrades. Includes:
-"Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial ", a radio drama by Mary Benson in two parts
- Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Nelson Mandela
- Levine and Vilakazi talk about Nelson Mandela
- Winnie Mandela at the Twelfth Baptist church 1990

African National Congress (ANC)

Madiba -1990

RSN report actuality new political dispensation news conference- Report by Manas Tshungu on a news conference by the released political prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela on Monday 12 February at Bishop's court in Cape Town. - An actuality of Mr Nelson Mandela who refers to various political issues in South Africa.

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SABC Sound Archives

Walter Sisulu Papers

These papers are from Walter Sisulu's office when he was the Deputy President of the ANC. Includes: memorandum from CODESA negotiations, ANC address by Nelson Mandela, correspondence. Although this collection contains material from after Sisulu was released, it has been included as it speaks to the post-prison involvement of one of the Trial's main accused.

Sisulu, Walter Max Ulyate

Madiba -1990

Radio South Africa actuality of the state president of South Africa Mr Willem de Klerk who announces the release of political prisoner Mr Nelson Mandela from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl.

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African National Congress Oral History Interviews

Consists of oral history testimonies of 132 members of the ANC about their participation in the struggle for liberation. The Oral History project of the ANC archive unit is in partnership with the University of Connecticut. Contains audio tapes and transcripts of interviews. Rivonia Trialists who were interviewed are: Andrew Mhlangeni, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Nelson Mandela.

African National Congress (ANC) Archives Oral History Project

Madiba -1990

RSN actuality Mr Lucas Mangope saying his country will not consider rejoining South Africa. He also comments on the release of Mr Nelson Mandela and political developments in South Africa.

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SABC Sound Archives

Brian Bunting Papers

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-057
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1980
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

SACP and ANC history. Includes correspondence, newspaper cuttings, papers, bound volumes of the Guardian (1937-1948), New Age (1957). Subject file on: "Rivonia and other political trials". 2.39.1 on Rivonia contains biographies of nine accused, press clippings from The Economist and Statist (June 1964), The AA Movement: Nelson Mandela, Focus on Resistance, Southern Africa Feature Service: The Rivonia trial, UN Unit on Apartheid notes and documents: The Rivonia Trial - ten years after, World Campaign for the release of South African political prisoners: The Men of Rivonia (press statement 12 June 1964).

Also newspaper clippings (1.38 box 88) on Rivonia and Fischer Trials; Government publications 5.2.2 has a copy of Nelson Mandela's speech at the Trial with notes and marking; Correspondence 11.4.2 includes letters by Govan Mbeki from 1970s to his family (not directly related to Rivonia) and 11.5 includes letters re Robben Island and former prisoners ((not directly related to Rivonia).

Bunting, Brian Percy

D- Madiba 1992

Radio 2000 actuality - Complete recordings at CODESA 2

Contents E 93/14-23 (Day one)
(Day two)

SABC Sound Archives

Rivonia Trial Records

Contains papers relating to Rivonia Trial made available by Joel Joffe. Copies housed in the Bram Fischer Library. Originals at Historical Papers, University of Witwatersrand, A2519 Nelson Mandela Papers: Handwritten speeches and papers by Nelson Mandela for the Pretoria Regional Court Trial (1962) and the Rivonia Trial (1963-1964). The collection includes further notes by Nelson Mandela for his defence; the application for the remand of the trial; an application challenging the right of the court to try him and his preparatory notes. Rivonia Trial records are a typed copy of Mandela's statement from the dock (signed); final clause of statement from the dock (manuscript); notes that Mandela intended to use if he were sentenced to death when asked if he had anything to say (manuscript).

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

D- Madiba-1992

Service RSN Speech: An extract from a speech in Pretoria in which the President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela gives details of demands by the ANC before negotiations resum - The speech was made at the Union Buildings.

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South African Newspaper Collection

Collection of South African newspapers. Focus is newspapers from Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounds. Collection includes coverage of the transfer of Mandela to Pretoria before the Trail, the arrests, Rivonia Trial, sentencing etc. Request relevant dates or publications. Newspapers which covered the trial extensively include Sunday Times, Pretoria News, Rand Daily Mail, Die Vaderland etc.

National Library of South Africa

Harold and Annemarie Wolpe Papers

Donated by Annemarie Wolpe.
-Mostly newscuttings scrapbooks, albums and folders re Harold Wolpe's escape, Annemarie's arrest, Kantor's arrest and refused bail application, family reaction to arrests, Kantor's acquittal etc. Also cuttings re Rivonia Trial generally.
-Documents including escape story, pamphlets, articles, manuscript of Annemarie's book "The Long Way Home", documents re the Wolpe's becoming citizens of the UK, Harold Wolpe's academic papers, Annemarie Wolpe's prison file.

These papers do not necessarily form a collection discrete from other Liliesleaf Farm collections but have been listed as such for ease of reference. Also see entries for James Kantor Papers, Liliesleaf Farm Audio-Visual Collection, Liliesleaf Farm Artefact Collection, Liliesleaf Farm/Rivonia Trial Research Collection, Percy Yutar Papers.

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D- Madiba- 1992

Radio South Africa - Report Radio Today
ANC government summit - report by Manas Tshungu on the successful summit meeting between the State President Mr FW De Klerk and the President of the ANC Mr Nelson Mandela both provide details of the record of understanding which promises the release of all remaining political prisoners. The fencing of twenty-eight hostels, a ban on the carrying of weapons and the formation of the National Government Unity.

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SABC Sound Archives

Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement (IAAM) Collection

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-061
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1989
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

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.

Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement (IAAM)

E - Madiba-1993

Radio South Africa report by Alet Joubert on the Soweto Day Rally held at Orlando stadium. ANC president Nelson Mandela refers to the anger of the Youth and Cosas Groups.

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SABC Sound Archives

Ahmed Kathrada Collection

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-062
  • Collection
  • 1954 - 2002
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

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); A1.6.3.10: 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.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

E - Madiba-1993

Radio South Africa report on Radio Today - meeting between ANC and IFP by Manas Tshungu on the historic meeting between the president of the ANC, Mr Nelson Mandela and the president of the IFP, Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Mr Nelson Mandela both stress the importance of the meeting. An actuality of Bishop Desmond Tutu who brought the two political leaders together.

SABC Sound Archives

Govan Mbeki Papers

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-063
  • Collection
  • 1960 - 1992
  • Part of Rivonia 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.

Mbeki, Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa

Madiba -1990

Service -Radio South Africa- Mr Nelson Mandela who addresses a rally at Atteridgeville near Pretoria and asks whites to support the State President, Mr FW de Klerk

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SABC Sound Archives

Toni Strassburg Papers

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-064
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1960
  • Part of Rivonia 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.

Strassburg, Toni

E - Madiba-1993

Radio 2000 -Actuality -Nobel Peace prize of Messrs FW De Klerk and Nelson Mandela acceptance of the Nobel peace prize in Oslo Norway, Music by Ladysmith Black Mambazo acceptance speeches by Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk.
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SABC Sound Archives

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

Madiba -1990

RSN - Actuality concept report by Manas Tshungu on the start of the historic talks between the South African government and the ANC in Cape Town. An actuality of the state President Mr FW De Klerk and Mr Nelson Mandela at a news conference Mr Mandela answers a question in Afrikaans

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SABC Sound Archives

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

E - Madiba-1993

Radio 2000 - Actuality funeral of Mr Chris Hani former secretary general of the South African Communist Party- Speeches - main Speech by Mr Nelson Mandela; Commentary; singing and toyi toying ; Sermon; Singing.

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