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Dirk Coetzee, Testimony

  • ZA HPRA A2790
  • Fondo
  • 1990, 1994

Hitsquads. Testimony of a South African Security Policeman: the full story, by Dirk Coetzee

The testimony was written by Dirk Coetzee in exile, at the ANC Headquarters in Lusaka and in London, with the help of his brother Ben Coetzee. The main body was completed in 1990, and was spell checked and reprinted by Ben Coetzee in 1994.

Dirk Coetzee's testimony would also form part of the submissions to the Harms Commission of Inquiry, which he gave in London.

Dirk Coetzee

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, Recordings

  • ZA HPRA A1742
  • Fondo
  • 16 October 1923

The recording of songs were made during a visit by Sol Plaatje to the UK, on behalf of the then South African National Native Congress (SANNC later ANC). They were recorded at the studios of the Gramophone Co. Ltd. In Hayes, Middlesex on 16 October 1923.

Sol Plaatje, singing, was accompanied by Sylvia Colenso on the piano, the daughter of Francis Ernest Colenso, son of the Bishop of Natal John William Colenso.

The record contains the very first recording of "Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica", also listed here as "Hark 'tis the Watchman's Cry".

The following songs are included:
"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika", also known as "Hark 'tis the Watchman's Cry (Hymn in Sechuana)
"Lead Kindly Light" (Hymn in Sechuana)
"Pesheya Ko Tukela" (Across the Tugela, a Hlubi folk song)
"Singa Mawele" (We are Twins, Dance melody in IsiXhoza)
"A band of hard pressed men are we" (Hymn in IsiXhoza)
"The Kaffir Wedding Song" (J.K. Bhokwe) (Sung in IsiXhoza)

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Abbe Nicolas Louis De La Caille, Notebook

  • ZA HPRA A892
  • Fondo
  • 1746 - 1754

The notebook contains observations made by De la Caille at the Cape and elsewhere; a list of expenses in connection with his observatory at St. Martin (Paris); and details of the mathematical basis for his calculations, including lists of formulae and trigonometrical proofs, used as an aide-memoire during his travels. There are calculations of some star coordinates, apparently made at the Cape, and, most important of all, a calculation of the difference in latitude between the Cape and Klipfontein for his determination of an arc of the meridian.

Nicolas Louis de la Caille

Caroline Douglas, Album

  • ZA HPRA A1080
  • Fondo
  • 1852 - 1868

The sketch book includes drawings of the Malays of Cape Town, Khoisan of Algoa Bay and Swellendam, Fingoes of Algoa Bay and Zulus of Natal. Also scenes such as an ox wagon on trek; Wynberg Church and the Botanical Garden, 1852; Umlass Lake, Natal; cartoons of M. Jourdan of Mauritius, 1868 and a flower painting of sparaxis.

Caroline Douglas

Sir Harry George Wakelyn Smith, Letter

  • ZA HPRA A288
  • Fondo
  • 27 November 1851

Sealed letter written in King Williams town to Faku, Chief of the Pondo, condemning Faku's behavior 'You did most wrongly ... your conduct has been bad. Now I call upon you ... to fall on Kreli'.

Smith, Sir Harry George Wakelyn

Constitution of the Church of the Province of South Africa

  • ZA HPRA AB2891
  • Fondo
  • 1870

Text of the original Constitution, inscribed by Sophia Gray, and signed and sealed by the Bishops of Cape Town, Grahamstown, St Helena and Maritzburg, amongst others.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

Steyn Report Summary

  • ZA HPRA AG3288
  • Fondo
  • 1992-1993

Executive Summary of the Steyn Report.

Following a raid by the Goldstone Commission on the offices of the Directorate of Covert Collection (DCC), President De Klerk announced on the 18 November 1992, that an investigation into the activities of the DCC would be conducted and that General Pierre Steyn, a former Chief of Defence Force Staff, had been appointed to take charge of this investigation into Third Force activities.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

Ernest Cole, Photographic collection and Papers

  • ZA HPRA A3440
  • Fondo
  • 1960s-1970s

The collection contains the photographic work of the South African photographer Ernest Cole, some of which culminated in the iconic book "House of Bondage", published in 1967. Also included are his notes, correspondence and research material, as well as his photographic work which he continued in the USA.

Cole, Ernest

Brian Mitchell Papers

  • ZA HPRA A3449
  • Fondo
  • 1976 - 2018

The columns cover various topics about political challenges, events that occurred for each specific time of the month. Some of the columns might consist of spelling and grammar errors as the collection has to be treated as written diaries for authenticity purposes. In this regard, the search term(s) might not be retrieved due to the misspelling of a Persons name, City/Town, Province and/ or Country.

Mitchell, Brian

Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM)

  • ZA HPRA AD1709
  • Fondo
  • 1945 (1961-1963) - 1971

Contains minutes, reports, addresses on NEUM and the African People's Democratic Union of South Africa, including documents used as exhibits in the case of K. Hassim and others v. The State.

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