Series NMAP 2009/14 - Sahm Venter Collection

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ZA COM NMAP 2009/14


Sahm Venter Collection


  • 1984 to 2000 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

13 boxes and 42 files
paper based documents

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Archival history

The collection has been re-arranged and re-organised from the original order as there was no clear and distinct order from the parent office. Material in this re-organised collection has been kept together based on subject matter, date and format.

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Sahm Venter

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Scope and content

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

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Documents arranged by subject and format.

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Sahm Venter Audio Collection

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