The images were taken by Penny Weaver, a former reporter for the newspaper "the Delta Democrat-Times", during a visit by Ernest Cole to her house in Alabama, accompanied by a another visitor. She describes Ernest Cole's visit in her letter, which accompanies the 10 negatives and a selection of 5 photographs.
The report was prepared for the Trustees of the Diocese of Cape Town, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa. It was commissioned to address concerns raised by the local interest groups Garlandale and Greater Black River Community and the Ancestral Burial Committee in view of the site to be used for future development. The planned exhumation and reinterment of historic graves, some of them being Khoikhoi, ex slaves and Muslim graves, as claimed by local community, needed mitigation, as the local interest groups advocated for the site to be turned into a Garden of Remembrance.
The scope of the interviews mainly covers the activism in the 1980s to pre-1994. The interviewees were closely involved in underground armed operations, political rallies to show resistance against the Apartheid state in the area of Graaff-Reinet.
Dr Brian Austin is a former member of staff of the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at Wits University. His article relates to the development of Radar at the Bernard Price Institute during World War II, and has been added to this collection with permission from the author.
In 2015 the EFF and the DA applied to the Constitutional Court for an order that President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the R246 million spent on his home in Nkandla. The application would also clarify the status and powers of the office of the Public Protector Ntuli Madonsela. The EFF was represented by Advocate Wim Trengrove SC and the DA by Advocate Anton Katz SC. The lawyer representing President Jacob Zuma at the Constitutional Court was Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett SC.
In both cases Advocate Gilbert Marcus SC acted for the Public Protector, on behalf of law firm Adams&Adams.