- ZA HPRA A2084-A-Aa-Aa1-Aa1.2-Aa1.2.4-Aa220.127.116.11
- January-September 1979
Part of Helen Suzman Papers
12/06/1979: correspondence between Helen Suzman and Minister Kruger [who now addresses her as "Dear Helen"] concerning a criminal prisoner with an artificial leg and Helen Suzman also thanks Kruger for allowing Mrs. Amiel to bring her grandson to SA to visit his father [Alex Moumbaris] at Pretoria Central; Helen Suzman also refers to Enoch Duma's application for a passport.
20/06/1979: Helen Suzman writes first letter to new Minister of Police, Louis le Grange — "Dear Louis, An early beginning to our relationship!".
09/07/1979: letter concerning Diliza Benedict Matshoba who had been sentenced for possessing banned books and now the Security Police won't let him go back to Soweto to live with his mother despite the fact that he has a job with Anglo.
23/07/79-30/10/79: Letter from Minister Le Grange concerning Diliza Matshoba's release and resettlement in Mdantsane by the Dept. of Cooperation & Development; Le Grange says "Your inference that his removal was on the instructions of the Security Branch is therefore unfounded. I may add however that in retrospect our Dept. fully endorses the action of the Dept. of Cooperation & Development." There are also some letters about the "harassment" of the owner of 'Pic a Movie'.
09/07/79-06/11/ 79: correspondence concerning continuing assaults on prisoners at St. Alban's Prison.
24/07/79-18/12/79: correspondence concerning the South African government denying UN employee and SA citizen Diana Boernstein (formerly Hermans) renewal of her passport; she was a producer and researcher on the UN film "White Laager"'.