- 1984 - 1994 (Creation)
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This collection consists mainly of press cuttings which provide an excellent overview of the 1980s (particularly the latter half of this period) and the early 1990s.
Correspondence and reports generated by the Human Rights Commission, Legal Firms and other extra parliamentary organisations engaged in the struggle for human rights are included in the collection.
The material provides vital insights into key areas such as Capital Punishment, Detention, Political Prisoners and Trials, Restriction Orders slapped on ex- detainees, Right Wing Attacks etc.
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Copyright Historical Papers Research Archive, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa