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Papers of Ronald Press

  • ZA HPRA A3239
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 2006

The collection of Dr Ronald Edwin Press includes an Autobiography, a multimedia CD, photographs and various reliquaries of the South African anti-Apartheid struggle.

The collection was compiled by Dr. Ronald Edwin Press, (Ron Press), during his recent years of retirement. It reflects on his lifelong involvement in the Union movement of South Africa, the 1956 Treason Trial, banning, exile and subsequent activities as a technician of the ANC underground struggle, in various operations, including Operation Vula.

Press, Dr Ronald

Papers of Shunmugam Nganasamantham Chetty

  • ZA HPRA A3252
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 2007

The papers mainly include documents relating to Shun Chetty's professional activities as an attorney in Johannesburg and Durban during the apartheid era as well as documents relating to the striking off Mr Chetty from the roll of attorneys. There are also documents concerning Mr Chetty's applications to the High Court of South Africa for his reinstatement as an attorney. This collection was lodged in Historical Papers by S. Chetty's wife Dr Fazila (Varachia) Chetty in 2008.

Chetty, Shunmugam Nganasamantham

Papers of Padraig O'Malley

  • ZA HPRA A3268
  • Fonds
  • 1992 - 1999

The collection includes various materials relating to the first South African Democratic Elections in 1994 and the Local and National Elections of 1996 and 1999, as well as the South African transition to democracy and the country's New Constitution. The documents also illustrate the Boipatong Massacre of 1992, TRC submissions and reports, human rights and racial issues, political parties in South Africa, HIV/AIDS in this country, research material used by O'Malley for publishing a book on Mac Maharaj including tapes, CDS and transcripts of interviews with many prominent South Africans. This collection was donated to Historical Papers by Padraig O'Malley in 2008.

O'Malley, Padraig

Papers of Amina Cachalia

  • ZA HPRA A3278
  • Fonds
  • 1885 - 2006

The collection contains personal and historical documents, correspondence, photos, wishing cards and newspaper clips.

Cachalia, Amina

Bernard Leeman Collection

  • ZA HPRA A3289
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 1994

The material contained on the DVD relates to the years of conflict between the Basotholand Congress Party (BCP) and the Basotho National Party (BNP) in Lesotho during the years of the BNP led regime of Chief Leabua Jonathan from 1970-1986.

The collection also gives an account of the history of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), particularly the role of Potlako Leballo.

Leeman, Bernard

Papers of Sr. Priscilla Dlamini

  • ZA HPRA A3324
  • Fonds
  • 2001 - 1008

The collection contains the papers of Sister Priscilla Dlamini, the founder and project manager of Holy Cross AIDS Hospice at Emoyeni, Gingindlovu, in the Catholic Diocese of Eshowe.

The documents in the collection cover a feud between Sr Dlamini and priests and some members of the community in her parish. The dispute was referred to the head of the Catholic Church in South Africa and eventually the Vatican in Rome, who both mediated in favour of Sr Dlamini.

Dlamini, Sr. Priscilla

SANNC Postage Stamp

  • ZA HPRA A3326
  • Fonds
  • 2012

Sheet of postage stamps, first-day cover and explanatory text.

South African Post Office

Papers of Carien Engelbrecht

  • ZA HPRA A3330
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2003

The CASE studies (Community Agency for Social Enquiry) contained in the collection were commissioned by Carien Engelbrecht during her time at the Gauteng Department of Housing and Land Affairs, to track the impact of land release and informal settlement activities. From a policy point of view, the purpose of the CASE study was to show that proactive, positive engagement with land hunger and informal settlement formation was far more effective from an economic and social development perspective than doing nothing. The study tracked the changes over time. The conclusions of the study speak for themselves, as the provision of security of tenure within "official" land release and informal settlement programmes led to rapid economic and social change that was not matched in "illegal" sites. This perspective strongly informed subsequent work in the Department. The Final Report on the Alexandra Renewal Programme (see B9) was compiled by Carien Engelbrecht on her leaving the Department, after she pointed out issues of corruption.

Engelbrecht, Carien

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