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William Anderson Martin, Papers

  • ZA HPRA A3374
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1960

The collection includes correspondence, extracts of birth and marriage registers, typescripts of speeches and press cuttings on war compensations.

Willem Adriaan van der Stel, Deed

  • ZA HPRA A126
  • Fonds
  • 1706

Original deed in Dutch of the transfer of land to Floris Slabbert, dated 24 January 1706.

The document is signed and sealed by Willem, Adriaan van der Stel (1664-1733), Governor of the Cape (1699-1706) and son of Simon van der Stel, at the Castle of Good Hope.

Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, Letters

  • ZA HPRA A566
  • Fonds
  • 1821 - 1829

Letters from missionaries in South Africa

Includes letters from S. Broadbent, E. Edwards T. Hodgson, S. Kay and G. Sass to the Secretaries of the Wesleyan Mission, London. Also letters from Rev. R. Moffat to Dr. J. Philip and Rev. R. Miles. The letters describe the efforts of the missionaries to overcome native superstition, to learn and translate into the native languages and their setbacks due to inter-tribal warfare.

Wernher, Beit & Co., Case papers

  • ZA HPRA A612
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1902

Case papers from the K.B. division in the High Court of Justice and H.M. Court of Appeal (England) in the House of Lords relating to the claim for damages brought by Wernher Beit & Co. against Arthur Basil Markham 1901-1902. 6 items printed.

The action was one of slander arising out of a speech made by Markham in which he accused Wernher, Beit & Co., of being 'thieves and swindlers'. Subsequently he tried to produce evidence that there had been bribery and corruption in the company's dealings with the South African Republic and that the company had helped to incite the Jameson Raid for their own ends.

Wendy Watson Collection

  • ZA SAHA AL3093
  • Fonds
  • 1997-1999

The collection comprises five items that document Watson's ongoing concerns with her TRC experience. She also recorded her thoughts about 'third force' operations and violence in the KwaZulu-Natal Region. This records accumulation constitutes a donation of photocopies of Watson's private TRC papers. She has retained the originals.

Materials collected from TRC Archival Audit.

The TRC Archival Audit

Between 2003 and 2006, SAHA and Historical Papers, University of Witwatersrand embarked on a project to locate, retrieve and make available records relating to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC). The project entailed conducting an archival audit of all existing TRC records in order to identify and locate documentation in danger of being lost.

In the process of conducting the archival audit, SAHA and HP located many collections from individuals and organizations that participated in the TRC process, including this collection. Selections from these materials as well as TRC related material found in the freedom of Information Collection and other pre-existing SAHA and HP collections, were digitized and can be accessed online at

A guide to archival resources relating to South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission can also be found at


Webber Wentzel, Labour Law records

  • ZA HPRA A3434
  • Fonds
  • 1970s-1990s

The collection contains material relating to: the labour and industrial law, trade unions matters and labour movement in South Africa, collective bargaining, employment, manpower training and major developments in the South African economy. Records include: papers from the labour and industrial relations conferences, documents on trade unions activities and publications.

Webber Wentzel

Walter Max Sisulu and 19 Others

  • ZA HPRA A2775
  • Fonds
  • 1952

This collection contains the Trial records of Regina vs WM Sisulu and 19 others in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court, August 1952. Also included: Preparatory examination in the Treason Trial.

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