Collection 330 - International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers


  • 1976-1988 (Creation)

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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.

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