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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.

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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.

RECORDBC 19850201

SABC Sound Archives

State Commemoration Freedom Park, 2014.12.05, Pretoria: [Set of 96 Images]

Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.

van der Stoep, Yolanda

Mandela Legacy Cup, 2014.12.05, Johannesburg: [Set of 78 Images]

The Mandela Legacy Cup: a public tribute that was held at Bidvest Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg . The Proteas played against the Springboks in a friendly cricket match with special performances from Johnny Clegg and Prime Circle, and public team signings to honour Madiba.

van der Stoep, Yolanda

Blue Media, 2014.12.13, Tshwane: [Set of 743 Images]

The Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk which traced Nelson Mandela's passage through Tshwane (Pretoria) to his last resting place. The Walk started at Freedom Park and moved through Kgosi Mampuru Correctional services to Church Square, all the way to Lillian Ngoyi Square, and ended at the Union Buildings.

Blue Media

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.

RECORDBC 19890711

SABC Sound Archives

Afrapix Collective, 1980s, South Africa: [Set of 23 Images]

Afrapix was a documentary photographers' collective established by a small group of black and white photographers and political activists in 1982. It played a seminal role in the development of a socially informed school of documentary photography in apartheid South Africa. The group produced some of the most compelling photographic statements on apartheid and the popular uprising in the 1980s.Some nine photographers are represented in this small collection.

Cobbins, Julian

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.

RECORDBC 19871210

SABC Sound Archives

Mandela re-unites with The Elders, 2010.05.29, Johannesburg: [Set of Four Still Images]

Photos of Nelson Mandela re-uniting with The Elders at a private lunch in Johannesburg. The Elders are Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu. Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi are honorary Elders.

Gool, Benny

Zindzi Mandela reading her father's speech in Jabulani Stadium, 1985.02.10, Soweto: [Still image]

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela reads out his father's rejection letter, the 'My father says' speech, to a mass gathering in Jabulani Stadium, Soweto. This was when the then State President PW Botha offered Nelson Mandela his freedom on condition that he 'unconditionally rejected violence as a political weapon'.

Zwi, Morris

Luke Dollimore Collection, 1994.04.27, Durban: [Set of Three Still Images]

Nelson Mandela casting his vote for the first time at Ohlange High School near Durban. Next to him is Gay McDougall, an America Human Rights lawyer who served on the Independent Electoral Commission. The photos are taken inside the voting station whilst most photos of Mandela casting his 'first vote' are taken outside the voting station and are actually of him casting his second vote.

Dollimore, Luke

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.

RECORDBC 1990403

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.

RECORDBC 1990404

SABC Sound Archives

Macmillan launch of the children’s version of Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, 2009.09.09, Johannesburg: [Set of 76 Still Images ]

To mark International Literacy Week, Macmillan in association with the READ Trust and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a children’s version of Mr Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.
South African author Chris van Wyk was at the launch, held at the READ Educational Trust in Johannesburg. “I’ve been looking forward to this day – I was very honoured when asked to write this book,” said Van Wyk.

Flow

The Last Mile: Mandela, Africa & Democracy : [Filmography]

Written and narrated by Tom Carver; produced and directed by Jennifer Pogrund; Dewald Aukema, camera; Henion Han, editor; William Kentridge, associate producer. Mandela's first trip to several African countries after his release.

Pogrund, Jennifer

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.

RECORDBC 19900324

SABC Sound Archives

Interview with Agelinah Hlope in her home, 2010.08.01, Nkowankowa: [Set of Seven Images]

Visit by the Archives team to Mrs Angelinah Hlope, one of the women who participated in the Women’s march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. Mrs Angelina Hlope is also a member of the ‘Gogos for Mandela’ soccer team. The official name of the soccer team is Vakhegula Vakhegula Football Club.

Raadschelders, Lucia

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.

RECORDBC 19900507

SABC Sound Archives

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Exhibition: South Africa

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is the title of the virtual exhibition which was made for Mandela Day events in 2011. The title was taken from the children’s song which Nelson Mandela, in the early years after his release, would sing to and with groups of small children. This exhibition not only highlighted Nelson Mandela’s love of children; his own and the children all over the world but also their attraction to him.

Various

Louise Gubb, 1990s: [Set of 10 Images]

-Photos of Nelson Mandela with his grandson Bambatha in Qunu, 1990.
-Nelson Mandela visiting Kwa Ndebele, March 1994
-Nelson Mandela visiting schools, January 1995
-Nelson Mandela visiting Victor Vester Prison which is now known as Drakenstein Correctional Centre.October 1996 at Paarl, South Africa.
-Nelson Mandela visiting pre-schools and crèches on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa, June 1997
-Annual Gold Award Ceremony of the President’s Award, South Africa, 25 November 1994 Birthday celebrations, July 1997; At the opening of Cape Town SOS Children’s Village, Cape Town, South Africa, 25 May 1996 Birthday celebrations, July 1997.

Gubb, Louise

NMF, various: [Set of 7 Images]

- Nelson Mandela delivering cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springboks to the Bonakele Hospice in Kew, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008.
-Nelson Mandela with Albertina Sisulu meeting a writer of prize winning essay at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2008.
-Nelson Mandela meeting one of the children during a Reach for a Dream visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Johannesburg, December 06.
-Family painting project for the Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in August 2009
-Nelson Mandela at 92, with children from Qunu and Mvezo at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.

Various

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.

RECORDBC 19900418

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,

RECORDBC 19900416

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.

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