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Empire Exhibition: South Africa

Booklet published for the opening of the Empire Exhibition in 1936, for the exhibits displayed by ISCOR and its associated companies in the South African Iron and Steel Industry Pavilion, and was compiled with the assistance of the Native Affairs Department and its Secretary, the Ethnologist Dr N.J. van Warmelo.
The brochure explains the process and tradition of smelting, smithing, and charcoal making, carried out by the Vhavenda. Also included the text of Nando songs, which often accompanied the hard work. The brochure includes images.

Diary, Volume 1

The handwritten notebook starts with the indictment and the listing of all accused. It also contains extensive press cuttings, some of which depict the accused during break, on the way to court in a bus; also covering the establishment of a Treason Trial Defence Fund with Ellen Hellmann and F.A.W. Lucas as Trustees; sketches from inside the court room; the trial proceeding with I.A. Maisels, Q.C. leading the defence team. Also included telegrams with well wishes and encouragement for the accused.

Diary, Loose notes

Reflecting on 'united front tactics'; mentioning a friend who had given him a 5 Pound note to buy Christmas toys for the children; exploring 'the class struggle' in relation to evidence by Prof Murray; sketches of international role players Russia, China and the United Nations in liberation movements.

Diary, Loose pages

Starting with the heading "back home again", reflecting on South Africa's political history; notes from "flood-torn Umzimkulu"; continuation of trial notes on the 18 January 1960.

Guide to Historical Papers Photographs

The descriptions include albums, scrapbooks, loose prints, negatives, slides, postcards, some posters, sketches and paintings, and images on glass or metal plates.

Ernest Cole, Photographic collection and Papers

  • ZA HPRA A3440
  • Archief
  • 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

Guide to the Archives of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)

This Guide provides an overview of the archive of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. The descriptions are provided on Fonds level.

The collections comprise letters, diaries, minutes, memoranda, press clippings, scrap-books, registers, financial, ecclesiastical and personal documents and pictorial material.

Guide to the Historical Papers Collections

This Guide provides an overview of all collections at the Historical Papers Research Archive, excluding the archive of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, which has its own Guide. The descriptions are provided on Fonds level.

The collections housed at Historical Papers include diaries, letters, memoranda, reports, minute-books, press clippings, pamphlets, photographs, drawings, oral interviews, trial transcripts and financial, legal and personal documents.

Being Freedom Fighters: The autobiography of Morena Motaung

Born in Katlehong, on the East Rand, Morena Motaung became involved with the pre-1994 liberation movements, namely the Congress of South African Students (COSAS), and the African National Congress (ANC). He joined its military wing Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) and its internal structures the Self Defence Units (SDUs) on the East Rand.

This autobiography relates his own story of the political struggles in the 1980s, and the transitional period that followed after 1994.

Motaung, Morena Ashraf

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