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South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), Part 1 records

  • ZA HPRA AD843B
  • collection
  • 1908 - 1962

The "B" box collection relates mainly to the period 1930 to 1950, although there are some documents as early as 1926 and some all late as 1961. This inventory boar the title "Part I" as there have been subsequent deposits of the Institute's archives which will be inventoried at a later date.

The "B" box collection has been retained as an entity in accordance with Standard archival practice and the files have been kept in their original order. Many of the files overlap and contain material irrelevant to the subject matter of the file. In view of the extensive use made of the collection over the last ten years by researchers who took references according to the then existing arrangement, it was decided not to re-sort. The present box numbers have been retained, but the files which previously bore an alphabetical notation have now been given a numerical one, e.g. the original 4f now becomes 4.6.

This inventory lists the number of items in each file, mention the names of the principal correspondents, indicates the subject field and itemises anything of particular importance. A brief sketch of the Institute is included and a comprehensive index of all personal names mentioned in the inventory and of selective subject fields has been provided, thus bringing together scattered subjects. The words "Native", "African", "Bantu" and "Non-European" have been used where they were the approved nomenclature of the day.

Subjects covered are the social and economic conditions of Blacks, Coloureds and Indians, with particular reference to education, literacy, land, farm labour, labour relations, housing, the urban Black, health and welfare services, medical training, juvenile delinquency, the liquor problem, discriminatory legislation and penal reform. This collection, covering almost three decades, in of great importance to economic, social and political historians.

Anna M. Cunningham, 1 August 1981.

South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

Black Sash, Records

  • ZA HPRA AE862
  • collection
  • 1955 - 1999

The papers consist partly of administrative records and partly of the recordsof political actions undertaken by Sash. There is also a collection of press cuttings. The papers cover the years 1955-1999.

Black Sash

Swiss Mission in South Africa records

  • ZA HPRA AC1084
  • collection
  • 1878 - 1976

Part 70.19 - The Bible in Standard Tsonga. There is a listing of the items, stored in 58 boxes, which is attached to the hardcopy inventory.

Part S 1-8 - Schneider Papers. The items stored in these S 1-8 boxes are referred to in the inventory. The listing of the items is attached to the hardcopy inventory.

Swiss Mission

Papers of Clive Nettleton

  • ZA HPRA A2355
  • collection
  • 1970 - 1974

The collection records the efforts made by SAIRR and others to promote awareness among the youth of the isolating and anti-social effects of prejudice. The Institute attempted to foster community activities and training programmes and to arrange meetings between schoolchildren of different races.

It also contains documents in connection with the Schlebusch Commission of inquiry into certain organisations in 1972-1973.

Some photos stored separately from collection.

Nettleton, Clive

Papers of Enuga S. Reddy

  • ZA HPRA A2094
  • collection
  • 1961 - 1994

Press clippings, press releases, memoranda and printed items issued outside South Africa. Subjects are anti-apartheid activities in various countries, including the United Nations Centre against Apartheid, sports, arms and oil boycotts, Indian participation in the liberation struggle, sanctions and disinvestment. Also items on the Defiance Campaign.

There is information on M.A. Cachalia, Y Dadoo, K. Kathrada, N. and W. Mandela, G.M. Naicker, W.M. Sisulu, N. Sita, O. Tambo and on the organisations of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress.

Reddy, Enuga S.

Papers of Sr. Priscilla Dlamini

  • ZA HPRA A3324
  • collection
  • 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

Papers of Carien Engelbrecht

  • ZA HPRA A3330
  • collection
  • 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

Attwell Sidwell Mopeli-Paulus

  • ZA HPRA A974
  • collection

Unpublished manuscripts of novels, drama, short stories and poetry.

Mopeli-Paulus, Attwell Sidwell

Allison Wessels George Champion Papers

  • ZA HPRA A922
  • collection
  • 1925 - 1959


AAC - All Africa Convention.

ANC - African National Congress.

CNETU - Council of Non-European Trade Unions.

ICU - Industrial and Commercial Workers Union.

NIC - Natal Indian Congress.

NRC - Natives Representative Council.

SANNC -South African Native National Council.

Champion, Allison Wessels George

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