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Afrikaans Translation Committee

  • ZA HPRA AB914
  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1971

Berthold, Basil Stanley: Rector of St. Judes, Oudtshoorn 1959 1969, St. Oswalds, Milnerton from 1969.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

A.H. Webb, Zulu vocabulary

  • ZA HPRA A131
  • Fonds
  • no date

List of Zulu words with English meanings and Zulu synonyms plus Index. Includes special vocabularies.

Ahmed Timol Inquest, records

  • ZA HPRA AK3388
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1972

Ahmed Timol, a teacher from Roodepoort, was a student activist and later became a member of the South African Communist Party. He went to London in 1967, where he took up a teaching post, supporting his family in South Africa. He also met with former comrades and friends from the Communist Party and the ANC who selected Ahmed Timol to attend the International Lenin School in Moscow from February to October 1969. Back in London, and before leaving to go back to South Africa, he received training in underground political work. He returned to South Africa in February 1970, resuming his teaching post in Roodepoort.
Ahmed Timol was arrested at a roadblock in October 1971, together with Salim Essop, and subsequently taken to the John Vorster Square police station. He was severly tortured by the security police and died in police custody on the 27 October 1971, by falling from the 10th floor to his death.
An Inquest was opened on 1 December 1971 at the Johannesburg Magistrate by J.J.L. de Villiers, with D.W. Rothwell and A.L.T. Beukes as Public Prosecutors, and Advocate I.A. Maisels QC and Advocate G. Bizos, and instructing attorneys M.S.H. Cachalia and M.A. Loonat presenting the Timol family. The hearing had to be adjourned due to Advocate Maisels request to access documents in the case. After lengthy interventions hearings were resumed in April 1972. The post mortem was carried out by the pathologist Dr Nicolaas Schepers, assisted by Dr J. Gluckman at the request of the Timol family.
The Magistrate announced his findings on the 22 June 1972, saying that Ahmed Timol had committed suicide whilst in police custody, and that nobody was to be blamed for his death.

Loonat, Advocate M A

Aids Law Project, Records

  • ZA HPRA AG3077
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2011

Includes records of the AIDS Legal Network, AIDS Consortium, Treatment Action Campaign and various other organisations concerned with AIDS in Southern Africa. The records consist of minutes, conference papers, memoranda, correspondence and submissions to government bodies, with a view to obtaining justice and equal rights for people living with AIDS.

Aids Law Project

Alan Paton Papers

  • ZA HPRA AD1169
  • Fonds
  • 1952 - 1988

The collection contains correspondence on literature, politics and education,as well as documents relating to the Rivonia and other political trials, and the Liberal Party of South Africa.

Alan Stewart Paton

Alan Paton, Book publication

  • ZA HPRA AB846
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973

The collection contains the Manuscript and Typescript drafts as well as page proofs, notebooks, correspondence and photographs used in the biography of Geoffrey Clayton, written by Alan Paton.

Alan Stewart Paton

Albert Lutuli letter

  • ZA HPRA A3408
  • Fonds
  • 15 June 1953

The letter, written by Albert Lutuli, is addressed to Prof ZK Matthews, dated 15 June 1953

Albert Lutuli makes reference to a letter he received from ZK Matthews on 11 June 1953, and assures him that the letter has not been tempered with. He goes on explaining that he learned from the 'White Press' that Matthews had arrived from the U.S.A. He agrees with Matthews that the bans (Lutuli was a banned person at the time) 'have much nuisance value'. Lutuli then attends to suggestions made by Matthews for the commemoration of 'June 26' 1953, saying that he will be issuing a PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE AND CALL (written in capital letters) for the whole Union. He also promised that the Working Committee has approved the statement, and that it will be distributed to branches, as well as published in the newspapers 'Bantu World', 'Ilanga' and 'Imvo'. He finally passes greetings to all friends at Fort Hare and signs "Yours in the National Service Albert Lutuli President-General, A.N.C".

The 26 June was traditionally observed by the African National Congress and other organisations, because it was on the 26 June 1950 that the Suppression of Communism Act was passed by the South African government, sparking national protest actions. Following this letter, Albert Lutuli issued his public statement for the commemoration of the 26 June 1953. Furthermore, ZK Matthews proposed a national convention in 1953, calling for a Freedom Charter for a democratic South Africa.

Albert Lutuli

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