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David Forbes Collection

  • ZA SAHA AL3138
  • Collection
  • 1980

The collection includes a range of student newspapers from different universities from the late 1970s to early 1980s. Forbes was involved as contributor and part of the editorial teams for these newspapers. These materials are listed in section A of the inventory.

Forbes also donated a significant number of 1994 elections posters (mostly posterboards) to the archive. These materials are described in section B of the inventory. The posters are incorporated into the SAHA Poster collection (AL2446).

Forbes and SAHA also requested documents through a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) request in conjunction with SAHA for the making of his documentary on the Cradock Four - these documents are included in the Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP) collection (AL2878) at SAHA.


SADF Contact Bureau TRC Submission

  • ZA SAHA AL3098
  • Collection
  • 1998

Included in this collection is the letter of criticism to the TRC and a press release of a complaint lodged by the Generals with the Office of the Public Protector.

Materials collected from TRC Archival Audit.

The TRC Archival Audit

Between 2003 and 2006, SAHA and Historical Papers, University of Witwatersrand embarked on a project to locate, retrieve and make available records relating to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC). The project entailed conducting an archival audit of all existing TRC records in order to identify and locate documentation in danger of being lost.

In the process of conducting the archival audit, SAHA and HP located many collections from individuals and organizations that participated in the TRC process, including this collection. Selections from these materials as well as TRC related material found in the freedom of Information Collection and other pre-existing SAHA and HP collections, were digitized and can be accessed online at

A guide to archival resources relating to South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission can also be found at