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Anna Pearce

  • ZA HPRA A3348
  • Fonds
  • 1965

Typescript for a book entitled "A Permit to Live", written by Anna Pearce, with a Foreword by O.D. Schreiner, at the time President of the South African Institute of Race Relations, completed on the 18 August 1965.

The book covers the events of the Paarl Riot in 1962, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry into the Paarl Riot lead by Justice H. Snyman. His report, which was submitted to parliament on the 25 June 1963, analysed the causes of the uprising, including information on Poqo, the armed wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), being at the centre of the march in Paarl.

Anna Pearce was a member of the Wellington branch of Black Sash, and appeared as witness at the Commission of Inquiry into the Paarl Riot in January 1963. The book was written mainly from her memory and that of other members of Black Sash who worked with her.

Bound typescript, 410 pages.