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Only top-level descriptions Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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American Zulu Mission, Diary

  • ZA HPRA A170
  • Fonds
  • 1880

An account of an expedition, Jul.-Nov. 1880, led by a member of the American Zulu Mission from Durban up the East Coast, with detailed description of the places and peoples visited in Mozambique and neighbouring islands. Label on cover reads 'Our lamented Pinkerton's story'.

American Zulu Mission, Translation

  • ZA HPRA A519
  • Fonds
  • undated

'Umoya o dabukisiwe'

A translation in Zulu of the tract 'The spirit grieved'. Also the printed versions of the tract in English and Zulu.

Amsterdam, Baptismal and burial certificates

  • ZA HPRA A160
  • Fonds
  • 26 April 1820

Extracts from the church register showing that Joannes Arnoldus, son of Arnoldus Bartman and Wilhelmina Bradenbrink, was baptised on 20 May 1799 and that Wilhelmina Bradenbrink, wife of Arnoldus Bartman, was buried on 25 May 1809. Certified true copies, 26 April 1820.

ANC Camps In Exile Commissions

  • ZA HPRA A3318
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 1993

Reports of 3 Commissions relating to human rights abuses in camps of the African National Congress (ANC) in exile.

Anglican Canon Law Council Southern Africa

  • ZA HPRA AB3425
  • Fonds
  • 2010-2016

The collection contains records relating to the activities of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's Canon Law Council. There are legal documents, diocesan reports, minutes of the meetings and correspondence.

Canon Law regulates the internal ordering of the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox and the Anglican Communion. Canon Law is amended and adopted by the legislative authority of the church, such as councils of bishops, individual bishops, the Pope for the Catholic Church, and the British Parliament for the Church of England. In South Africa Canon Law is an Amalgam of Roman-Dutch Civil Law and English Common Law, as well as the Customary Law. Bishops and church leaders should know how to respect and uphold Canon Law and the regulations of the church in all forms. Canon Law should be included in training of the clergy.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Anglican Parish Registers

  • ZA HPRA AB3208
  • Fonds
  • 1850 - 2004

This Index provides a listing of the digitised Registers of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, which are now available on DVDs and on the website of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They cover the years 1850-2004 and include baptism, marriage and burial records.

The Anglican Church in South Africa itself was originally organised in four provinces, namely the Diocese of the Cape of Good Hope, Diocese of Natal, Diocese of the Orange Free State and the Diocese of Transvaal. These provinces were later divided into more Dioceses. The records on the website of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been arranged according to the original four Provinces. The records on the DVDs are arranged as listed.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Anna Bremont

  • ZA HPRA A16
  • Fonds
  • 1850

Comtesse de, Author of The Gentleman digger, London, S. Low, 1891, and A son of Africa, London, Greening 1899.

'The burning of Johannesburg, a Christmas story of South Africa founded on historic fact.
Relates to the Tyumie valley massacre of the military villages at Woburn and Auckland on Christmas Day 1850.

Anna Pearce

  • ZA HPRA A3348
  • Fonds
  • 1965

Typescript for a book entitled "A Permit to Live", written by Anna Pearce, with a Foreword by O.D. Schreiner, at the time President of the South African Institute of Race Relations, completed on the 18 August 1965.

The book covers the events of the Paarl Riot in 1962, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry into the Paarl Riot lead by Justice H. Snyman. His report, which was submitted to parliament on the 25 June 1963, analysed the causes of the uprising, including information on Poqo, the armed wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), being at the centre of the march in Paarl.

Anna Pearce was a member of the Wellington branch of Black Sash, and appeared as witness at the Commission of Inquiry into the Paarl Riot in January 1963. The book was written mainly from her memory and that of other members of Black Sash who worked with her.

Bound typescript, 410 pages.

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