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The weekly newspaper "Advance" was the successor to the newspaper "Guardian" and was published under this name from November 1952 to October 1954.

Brian Bunting, who became managing editor of the "Guardian" in September 1948, had changed the name of the newspaper from "Guardian" to "Clarion" between May to August 1952, after which it was named "Advance". In October 1954 the name was changed again to "New Age", and from December 1962 to March 1963, after the banning of "New Age" the newspaper was published as "Spark". The final edition of "Spark" appeared on the 28 March 1963, after the banning of its editor and other people like Sonia Bunting, Rica Hodgson, Wolfie Kodesh, Ruth First and Fred Carneson, amongst many others.

Aids Law Project

  • Corporate body
  • 2007-

AIDS LAW PROJECT (ALP) is a non-governmental organization which works exclusively to promote equal rights and justice for people living with HIV and AIDS. ALP focuses on using legal strategies to advance health rights for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. It was founded by lawyers whose desire was to give back to society, through applying their legal expertise in assisting people living with HIV and AIDS to acquire equal rights and treatment.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

  • Corporate body
  • 1847-

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa, previously known as the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, is the province of the Anglican Communion in Southern Africa. Its primate is the Archbishop of Cape Town. The church includes dioceses in present day South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland and St. Helena.

An agreement was signed in 1937 between the Church of the Province of South Africa (CPSA) - now known as the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) - and the University of the Witwatersrand, whereby the church's central record library was places on loan with the University. The library consisted of books, pamphlets, periodicals and manuscripts. The richness of the Anglican Church's manuscript collection is due to the efforts of the provincial archivists appointed by the church to collect material and transfer it to the university. The first, 1937-1957, was Father Osmund Victor, followed by Canon Cecil Thomas Wood from 1958-1979. Mrs AR Kotze then took over from 1979-2000, until Carol Archibald was appointed as Provincial Archivist in 2001.

Apartheid Archives Project

  • Corporate body

The Apartheid Archives project is an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of particularly 'ordinary' South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. The project is fundamentally premised on the understanding that traumatic experiences from the past will constantly attempt to re-inscribe themselves in the present, often in masked form, if they are not acknowledged, interrogated and addressed.

To this end, the project collects documents, analyses and provides access to personal or narrative accounts of the impact of apartheid on the lived realities of their authors. The project was conceptualized and initiated in August 2008 by 22 core researchers located at universities spanning South Africa, Australia, the United States and United Kingdom. Research for this project will take place in several phases and over a minimum of five years

Association for Social Work Education in Africa (ASWEA)

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The Association for Social Work Education in Africa (ASWEA) was organized in 1971 as a non-profit organization dedicated to social work education in Africa. ASWEA is no longer in existence but has been superseded by the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA).

Association of Private Schools

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Bantu Men's Social Centre

  • Corporate body

The society was formed in Johannesburg in 1923 with the object of forming a nucleus for social intercourse for 'natives' employed on the Witwatersrand. Motto of the society was Stronger in body, mind, spirit and character. Provided recreational, educational and leisure time activities for Black men working in Johannesburg and the reef and also served as a meeting place for Non-White societies and organizations. On 31 December 1971 the centres premises at 3a Eloff Street were closed by the Johannesburg City Council in accordance with the Group Areas Act.

The Executive Committee submitted an appeal through the council to the Minister of Bantu Administration and Development for assistance in establishing of new centre in Soweto but there was no outcome to the appeal.

In 1976 the premises were renovated and were let to the West Rand Areas Bantu Administration Board.

Activities of centre and people of note who supported the centre:

Sports and athletics: Ballinger, W.G.

Educational classes: Bennett, P.J.

First Aid: Bridgman, F.B.

Gamma Sigma debating clicks: Hoernle, R.F.A

Music tuition and eisteddfords: Jones, J.D. Rheinallt

Dramatic society: Phillips, Ray E.

Films: Pim, J. Howard

Guest evenings: Pin, J. Montague

Library-First provided by Transvaal: Rathebe, J.R.

Carnegie Grant and from 1940 by the: Taberer, H.M

Johannesburg Public Library: Taylor, Dexter J., Webber, Walter

Bantu World

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  • 1932-1955 (weekly)

The Bantu World was founded by Bertram Paver, together with white liberals such as J.D. Rheinallt-Jones and James Howard Pim. The newspaper was entitled Bantu World from April 1932-December 1955, when it was published as a weekly newspaper intended for the black middle-class elite.
The Bantu World's first editor was Victor Selope-Thema who served until 1952. Under Dr. Jacob Nhlapo, editor from 1953 to 1957, the name of the newspaper was changed to the name World, published from January 1956-October 1977. In June 1933 the Argus Printing Company (established 1889) took over Paver's company, Bantu Press Limited, and with it the ownership of Bantu World.
The newsaper covered a wide range of issues affecting the African community, was trend setting in discussions relating to its female readers, and it gave extensive coverage to black nationalist movements during that period, as well as international news. It also included the comic supplement entitled Mayibuye, and Bantu Pictorial.

Bell, Dewar & Hall

  • Corporate body
  • 1889-

South African Law Firm, which became involved in high profile political trials during the 1980s and 1990s. These included the Delmas Treason Trial and the Neil Aggett inquest, amongst others.

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