This collection records social history in South Africa from circa 1880-1970. The photographs were collected by Luli Callinicos for the History Workshop, in the Department of History at Wits. They were donated to Historical Papers by Prof. P Bonner in 1999. A few of the photos are duplicates of those in the Pearson collection of early Johannesburg, but have been retained in the History Workshop collection as it provides a very extensive portrayal of the social history of South Africa over a long period.
A collection of records, mainly relating to the policies of the Communist Party of South African (CPSA) in the late 1920s. Includes papers from the 6th Communist Party Congress in Moscow, with contributions by members of the CPSA, correspondence of E. Roux and Brian Bunting, Communist Party leaflets and the constitution and records of the 'League of African Rights.'.
The "Marxist Workers Tendency (MWT) of the ANC", was founded in 1979 by Mark Heywood, Paula Ensor, Dave Hemson and Martin Legassick. The MWT was a result of a conflict with the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) and the then exiled African National Congress (ANC), trying to persuade them to commit to policies towards a socialist revolution in South Africa. During that time Mark Heywood was instrumental in setting up the Philemon Mauku Defence Campaign and the Leeukop Political Prisoners Support Committee. The documents submitted in 2016 relate mainly to his post-1994 activism as part of organisations such as the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS); the AIDS Law Project (ALP), which evolved from CALS and which was later incorporated into 'Section 27', where Mark Heywood served as Executive Director at the time of the additional submissions; and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). The documents also include some personal papers.