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Silas Thelensho Molema and Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje Papers File
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Correspondence

Correspondents:

Green, E Graham.

Jameson, Leander Starr Welsh, E C.

May, Barry.

Pringle, C S.

Stubbs, C C.

Wenham, Charles.

Subjects:

Tribal affairs; opposition to dog tax; collection of hut tax; 1903 July petition against the alienation of their land; prevention of the spread of contagious diseases among members of the tribe; controlling the spread of disease among cattle and livestock; evidence to be given to the Inter-Colonial South African Native Affairs Commission in 1904 September ; dealings with British government officials; visit of Lord Roberts to Mafeking, 1904 September ; 1905 March petition against incorporation of Native Reserve within boundaries of Mafeking; erection of fence between native reserve and farms; granting of licenses to establish private locations on farms; granting of permits to possess ammunition; typed letter signed from Dr L S Jameson, 1907 Jan 7, expressing the hope that his administration will advance the welfare of the native population; programme of the visit of the Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise in 1910.

Phoi case

Correspondents:

Cumming, W G.

Dower, Edward.

Green, E Graham.

Moffat, J B.

Montsioa, Chief Lekoko.

Pringle, C S.

Stanford, W F.

Subjects:

Correspondence concerning the dispute between Chief Badirile and Chief Phoi of the Setlagoli Reserve. In 1903 December Chief Weasels died and Badirile Montsioa, the brother of Wessels was nominated as successor. Badirile was in fact the eldest surviving son of of Chief Montsioa's proper Barolong wife but was too young to assume the chieftainship on Montsioa's death. In 1904 Jan his appointment was confirmed by the British Government, as chief of the Barolong in the division of Mafeking. The terms of his appointment were opposed by Chief Phoi who claimed that he was chief of the Ratlou Batalong in the Mafeking area who recognised Moshette as their paramount chief. It wan determined that Badirile had jurisdiction over the area north of the Maritzani River and the southern boundary was determined. Badirile was acknowledged as chief throughout the district who could appoint headmen in charge of the various locations. Thus Phoi came under Chief Badirile.

Includes copies of statements given to determine the southern boundary.

Untitled

(Publications not included:- January 20; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2; April 6, 27; May 18, 25; June 29; August 24; September 14, 28; October 12; November 30).

Publications for 1905-1909 not included.

Government proclamations and regulations

Notice of census 1904 April 17; fixing of boundaries; regulations for the guidance of hawkers; land tenure; erection of fences between the Mafeking Native Reserve and surrounding farms; Native Chiefs' Jurisdiction (Transvaal and British Bechuanaland) Act 1924; restrictions of diamond prospectors not to draw water without permission.

Correspondence

Correspondence with:

Gaboutloeloe, Theo.

Makgobi, Ketlareng Molema.

Molema, Joshua.

Molema, Silas.

Subjects:

Criticism of conditions and education for natives at Zonnebloem College in 1904; studies in the United States of America at Wilberforce University 1904-1910; tribal affairs, in particular the appointment of Joshua Molemanin November 1915 as acting chief for two years and subsequent friction between him and John Montsioa; Sebopica's service in the Bechuanaland Protectorate as Court Interpreter 1915-1918; death of Joshua Molema in August? 1918 and Sebopica's inheritance; epidemic among the tribes in the Bechuanaland Protectorate in 1918; the preparations of the SANNC delegation to England in 1919; application for exemption from Native Law in Natal 1922; registration as a voter; work at Afrikander Mine near Klerksdorp.

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