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Helen Suzman Papers File
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Undated letters

Includes: Letter from a prisoner's mother, Mrs Grey, concerning her son Jacob Benjamin Strydom at Kroonstad Prison.

Letters 1975

Includes: 14/10/1975 & 21/10/1975 correspondence with the Hon. Justice (Jan) Steyn addressed 'Dear Jan' and mentioning her 'somewhat torrid time in Australia' [NB: this is quoted her Helen Suzman autobiography), he notes his retirement from NICRO after 9 years.

Letters 1976-1977

Includes: letter dated 22/06/1976 from Mr. MS Phehlane re being arrested & the lack of sporting facilities like a bioscope in Brandfort jail; 05/07/1977 letter from the Acting Commissioner of Prisons about money received for Ronald Mkize.

Undated letters

Includes: letter concerning 3 deaths at Standerton prison due to ill-treatment; letter saying being imprisoned for dagga possession is unfair when "I found dagga selling and being smoked like hot buns" [in prison].

Letters 1978

Includes letter from China Mandela, St. Albans Prison, PE: "worst of all we are being told that we belong to an underprivileged [sic] race. Is the word kaffir not forbidden to use?", dated 20/07/1978.

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