- 1962 - 1964 (2010) (Creation)
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11 items, contained in 1 custom made box
Name of creator
The defence line-up for the accused in the Rivonia Trial was:
Vernon Berrangé (advocate)
George Bizos (advocate)
Arthur Chaskalson (advocate)
Bram Fischer (advocate, lead counsel)
Harold Hanson (advocate)
Joel Joffe (attorney)
These papers were initially deposited by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). Please refer to collection item C, which contains an interview with Joel Joffe, where he explains the history behind this collection, from 1964 when the trial ended, until 1994 with the handover of the Papers to Nelson Mandela and the LRC.
The Nelson Mandela Papers subsequently changed ownership from the LRC to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
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Scope and content
The papers containing preparatory notes by Nelson Mandela, together with annotated typescripts, relate to the trials 'State vs Nelson Mandela' in the Pretoria Regional Court 1962; and 'The State vs Nelson Mandela and Others' (Rivonia Trial) in the Supreme Court (Transvaal Provincial Division) in 1963/1964.
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Conditions governing reproduction
Permission to publish has to be obtained from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, South Africa.