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1. ANC call to the nation: from ungovernability to people's power
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1986-00-00  
Description
Call to the Nation from the ANC National Executive Committee sent in the wake of an attack by the South African government against Botswana, Zimababwe and Zambia. Calls for a greater offensive to be launched, including mass resistance and an intensified armed struggle.
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2. ANC Statement of aims and principles for a negotiated resolution of the South African question
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-07-29  
Description
Statement from the ANC covering votes for all, abolishing apartheid, the ANC's constitutional aims, a mixed economy and a negotiated settlement.
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3. Communique of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-06-27  
Description
Communique of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, reporting on a meeting of the NEC in early June, 1989. Condemned the extension of the State of Emergency. Examined the drive towards a workers' summit to mobilise resistance to the Labour Relations Amendment Act. Rejects the Tri-Cameral elections.
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4. Declaration of the OAU ad-hoc Committee on Southern Africa on the question of South Africa
Creator
Organisation of African Unity
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-08-21  
Description
Organisation of African Unity declaration on the question of South Africa. Statement that apartheid must be liquidated. Includes statement of principles, outlines steps to be taken for negotiations to take place, presents guidelines for the process of negotiation, and a programme of action.
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5. Declaration of Unity and the Ten Point Programme
Creator
APDUSA
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1943-12-17  
Description
Statement approved by the Continuation Committee of the Preliminary Unity Conference of Delegates from the AAC and the National Anti-C.A.D., December 17, 1943. This document highlights and describes the Ten Point Programme of the Unity Movement.
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6. Free translation of the text of the Joint Declaration issued by Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, and Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, President of Angola, on the occasion of the latter's visit to Cuba on 19 March 1984
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1984-03-19  
Description
Statement issued by Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, following the President of Angola's visit to Cuba, regarding the peace efforts in southern Africa.
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7. Joint Communique of the African National Congress, Natal Indian Congress, the Transvaal Indian Congress and members of the Indian community of South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1988-10-10  
Description
Joint Communique of the African National Congress, Natal Indian Congress, the Transvaal Indian Congress, and members of the Indian community of South Africa, on talks held in Lusaka. Discussed the role of the ANC, the armed struggle, the ANC and Communism, the post-apartheid economy, sanctions and disinvestment, the cultural boycott, religion, education and the October municipal elections.
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8. Joint Statement from the ANC, UDF and COSATU
Creator
African National Congress
United Democratic Front
Congress of South African Trade Unions
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-06-06  
Description
Joint statement published in an ERIP booklet entitled Negotiations: fighting with new weapons. Statement is the text of the official report of a meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, dealing with key issues facing the struggle.
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ISBN 0 620 14467 X
9. Kwa-Natal Indaba
Creator
United Democratic Front
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
000-00-00  
Description
Article regarding Kwa-Natal Indaba as it met to plan tactics and tie up crucial loose ends in the face of dicouraging government reaction to its proposals, in the latest setback, constitutional development minister Mr Chris Heunis has emphasised that he gave no assurance that a refendum would definitely be held to test the opinions of the people of natal
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10. Negotiations: a strategic perspective
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1992-11-25  
Description
Statement by the African National Congress on negotiations as adopted by the National Executive Committee on 25 November 1992. Covers shifts in the balance of forces, negotiations, phases in the democratic revolution, goals of the National Liberation Struggle and immediate objectives, engaging the National Party, the need for a Government of National Unity, minimising the threat to stability and democracy, and reaching a negotiated settlement.
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11. New year message of the United Democratic Front: December 1987
Creator
Albertina Sisulu
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1987-12-00  
Description
Press release from the United Democratic Front with a new year message in which the United Democratic Front salutes courage bravery and determination of the victims of apartheid and those still struggling for a democratic, non-racial and unitary South Africa.
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12. NUM, FEDTRAW, rural, parliament and miscellaneous
Creator
United Democratic Front
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
0000-00-00  
Description
Different articles on NUM, as Anglo American Corporation yesterday appeal to the National Union of Mines workers to resume talks aimed at ending then two-week old gold and coal miners strike, article regarding Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW) did not just celebrate the 1956 womens's protest march , but also encourage women to unite and play a more active role in the struggle, article regarding rural report which says more power for homelands, article regarding parliament as new rules dealing with release of political prisoner suggest that Nelson Mandela could be freed without having to renounce violence and a article on call for education foundation, and an miscellaneous article regarding municipality pools as are no longer a local issues
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13. Press cuttings-repression of youth
Creator
United Democratic Front
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
0000-00-00  
Description
Article on repression of youth regarding repression of students in 1984 as over 50 students were detained, an article on Sowetan regarding fun run to launch the International year of the youth in Soweto that has been organised by a community organisation in the same month, an artilcle on Sowetan regarding youth tricked into camps claim, article on the star regarding 530 school pupils, students and teachers were held under the security laws, a handwritten document regarding Emma a student at DH Peka High school in Atteridgeville who lost her life she was ran over by a police vehicle, artilce regarding the ghost of school a girl Emma Sathekge who haunted the South African schools, this week prompted renewed protest against Bantu Education and sparked unrest on the reef and Pretoria and protest against.
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14. Press statement from the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference
Creator
Reginald Orsmond
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1988-02-25  
Description
Press statement by Bishop Reginald Orsmond, SACBC Acting President on behalf of the SACBC Administrative Board against the violation of human rights in South Africa.
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15. Press statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1990-03-02  
Description
Press statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress reporting on a meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia, in March 1990, regarding the situation since the release of Nelson Mandela. Calls for other political prisoners to be released.
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16. Remarks by Rev Frank Chikane at press conference held in Pretoria
Creator
Frank Chikane
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-10-11  
Description
Press statement containing remarks by Rev Frank Chikane at the press conference held in Pretoria after he and Archbishop Tutu and Rev Boesak met with President De Klerk.
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17. Repression of the United Democratic Front under state of attack
Creator
United Democratic Front
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1985-00-00  
Description
Article on repression of the United Democratic Front under the state of attack as President Botha said the month saw increased government response to the United Democratic Front, both in words and in action, security forces maintain their presence in the townships, draconian laws still exists and government plans to legislate yet further security powers
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18. SACC Press release: Promotion of Orderly Internal Politics Bill
Creator
Frank Chikane
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1988-03-03  
Description
Press release issued by the South African Council of Churches about the gazetting of the Promotion of Orderly Internal Politics Bill, legislation which effectively banned 17 organisations, individuals and many activists aimed at bringing non-violent change in South Africa
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19. Statement
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1984-03-16  
Description
Statement by Alfred Nzo, Secretary General of the ANC National Executive Committee, on the current situation in South Africa. The regime over the past few weeks had launched a counter-offensive, isolating the ANC, attempting to liquidate the armed struggle, undermining the frontline states and attempting to reduce the international isolation of apartheid South Africa. Mentions Reagan administration as an ally of the apartheid regime.
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20. Statement
Creator
Sam Nujoma
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1987-12-00  
Description
Statement by Comrade Sam Nujoma, President of SWAPO, at the International Solidarity Conference with the struggling people of South Africa.
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21. Statement by a representative of South Africa's workers to the Conference: People of the World Against Apartheid for a Democratic South Africa
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1987-12-00  
Description
Statement by a representative of South Africa's workers to the Conference: People of the World Against Apartheid for a Democratic South Africa, marking the 75th anniversary of the ANC. Gives an account of the situation in South Africa and possible solutions from the workers' point of view.
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22. Statement of intent by the African National Congress: a proposed constitution for a liberated South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1987-01-05  
Description
Edited statement by the National Executive Committee of the ANC proposing a new constitution for South Africa.
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23. Statement of the African National Congress on the resignation of P W Botha
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-08-15  
Description
Statement by Alfred Nzo, Secretary General of the ANC, on the resignation of P W Botha.
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24. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1990-02-16  
Description
Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, reporting back on a meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia, in February 1990 regarding F W de Klerk's speech of 2nd February 1990. Welcomes the suspension of the death penalty, but concludes that the current government has not yet created a climate conducive to negotiations. Calls for the release of all political prisoners. Encourages the return of exiles. Welcomes the unbanning of the South African Communist Party. Rejects the proposal to suspend the armed struggle. Rejects the proposal for the lifting sanctions.
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25. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the announcement by FW de Klerk concerning the release of Walter Sisulu and other political prisoners
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-10-11  
Description
Array
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26. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the current situation
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-09-22  
Description
Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the Tri-Cameral elections and the Labour Relations Act.
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27. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the question of negotiations
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1987-10-09  
Description
Statement on negotiations by the ANC National Executive Committee. States that the current government has no intention of engaging in meaningful negotiations. Rejects the proposal for secret negotiations.
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28. Statement on Credentials
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1991-07-00  
Description
African National Congress Credentials Committee Statement on Credentials to be read with reference to the Official Status Position of Delegates to the Conference, at the ANC National Conference in Durban, July 2-6, 1991.
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29. Statement protesting against first bannings under Suppression of Communism Act and calling for defiance of unjust laws
Creator
Y M Dadoo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1952-05-22  
Description
Statement by Dr Y M Dadoo published in "The Guardian" on May 22, 1952, protesting against first bannings under Suppression of Communism Act and calling for defiance of unjust laws
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30. Statement to the ANC Conference from political prisoners in Pretoria local prison
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1991-07-00  
Description
Statement to the ANC National Conference in Durban, 2-6 July 1991, from political prisoners in Pretoria local prison, stating that two months has passed since the deadline for the release of political prisoners. Suggest that until they are released, all talks with the Government should be suspended.
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31. The American Committee on Africa
Creator
The American Committee on Africa
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1990-02-02  
Description
Anti-apartheid organisation says South African president's FW de Klerk statement falls short calls for tougher sanctions.
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32. The Peoples of the World Against Apartheid For a Democratic South Africa: speaker from the South African Democratic Movement - Youth
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1987-12-00  
Description
Address by a representative of the youth of the South African Democratic Movement to The Peoples of the World Against Apartheid For a Democratic South Africa conference in Arusha.
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33. Whites in a changing society
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1989-07-00  
Description
Joint Communique from the African National Congress Five Freedoms Forum in July 1989. Conference was an opportunity to develop an understanding of the conditions and fears in the White community. Emphasised possibility of pursuing different strategies towards a non-racial future.
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34. ...but coloured families to stay
Creator
Ben Maclennan
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-06-30  
Description
Press article about the Dias Divisional Council's decision to allow coloured families to stay at Klipfontein farm whilst forcing black families to relocate
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee.
35. A blueprint for education
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-08-24  
Description
The Black People's Convention (BPC) has drawn up a blueprint on education and intends to submit it to its national congress at the end of the year for approval before presenting it to the government
Relation
Article in a newspaper
36. A brief account of what happened during the criminal South Africa invasion against Lesotho
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1982-12-10  
Description
Statement by the African National Congress on the Matola Raid in Lesotho, a South African Government attack where over 40 people were murdered.
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37. A brief general statement on the political situation in South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1971-09-03  
Description
Statement by the ANC National Executive Committee on the current political situation in South Africa, as examined by the meeting of the ANC National Executive Committee in Zambia, August 27-31 in 1971. Calls for unity and united action for the seizure of power.
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38. A delegate's account of the Black People's Convention Congress (BPC), King Williams Town, December 13-16, l975
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1975-12-16  
Description
A delegate's account of the Black People's Convention Congress (BPC), King Williams Town, 13-16 December, l975 and includes extracts from the Final Congress Report
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39. A new situation has emerged: let us meet the challenge!
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
0000-00-00  
Description
Unauthored statement on the impending independence of Angola, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique, providing proof that the liberation of Southern Africa is assured.
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40. A statement of the African National Congress of South Africa to the 5th Summit Conference of the non-aligned countries
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1976-08-11  
Description
Statement of the African National Congress of South Africa to the 5th Summit Conference of the non-aligned countries.
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41. A statement on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the African National Congress
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-01-00  
Description
Statement by Alfred Nzo, Secretary General of the African National Congress on the ANC's 65th Anniversary. Examines history of the party, the current political crisis in South Africa, and suggests items to focus on in the future.
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42. African National Congress (South Africa) condemns the assassination of Comrade Joe Gqabi
Creator
Simon Sipho Makana
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1980-07-00  
Description
Press statement by the ANC National Executive Committee condemning the assassination of Comrade Joe Gqabi.
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43. African National Congress statement: International Conference of Trade Unions on sanctions and other actions against the apartheid regime in South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1983-06-00  
Description
African National Congress statement on the International Conference of Trade Unions on Sanctions and other actions against the apartheid regime in South Africa. Calls for delegates to demand that governments support sanctions, take immediate action to impose sanctions and ask trade unions to take direct action against collaboration.
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44. African squatters to be moved from Klipfontein Farm
Creator
Ben Maclennan
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-06-30  
Description
Press article about the forced removal of black people from the Klipfontein settlement near Kenton on Sea
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee.
45. ANC statement at Lisbon Conference
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-03-00  
Description
Statement of the African National Congress at a 1977 conference of the African Liberation Movement. Statement covers the South African liberation movement and the nature of the South African struggle.
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46. Appeal to the United Nations, to all Governments, Trade Union Organisations and Mass Organisations
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-09-26  
Description
ANC Appeal to the United Nations, to all Governments, Trade Union Organisations and Mass Organisations for the United Nations Organisation to take measures to secure the release of political prisoners and banned people, and for governments to demand the release of all political prisoners, and banned people. Call for trade unions and organisations to start a campaign for these issues.
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47. Banned
Creator
Students Representative Council, University of Cape Town
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-02-00  
Description
Statement calling on the public to support a petition of the Students Representative Council of the University of Cape Town, asking the United Party to explain its stand on the banning of eight persons, seven of whom were office bearers of the National Union of South African Students. The United Party had endorsed the report of the Schlebusch Commission of Inquiry into Certain Organisations.
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48. Black Conciousness and its origins
Creator
Thami Zani

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-04-28  
Description
Thami Zani, the Black People's Convention publicity secretary, explains the history and philosophy of Black Consciousness
Relation
Article in a newspaper
49. Black People's Convention: press release 13 January 1972
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1972-01-13  
Description
This press release contains details of resolutions reached at the national conference of the Black People's Convention held between 17-19 December 1971
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50. Black peoples convention
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-03-03  
Description
This is a press article about bunning of black leaders.
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51. Black Peoples Convention: Press Release 3rd March 1973
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-03-03  
Description
The Black Peoples Convention press release in response to the banning of Black leaders
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52. Black power - students forced to leave meeting
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1969-03-27  
Description
Array
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Article in Dome, University of Natal student paper, 27 March, l969
53. Christmas statement by leaders of the Black People's Convention in indefinite detention.
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-12-00  
Description
Through the external representative of the Black People's Convention, Mr Ranwedzi Nengwekhulu the statement was received from the BPC president , Mr Kenneth Rachidi and other members of the BPC held in Modder B prison.
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54. Ciskei Manpower Development Programme
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Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1980-05-08  
Description
Ciskei Manpower Development Programme aimed to create employment opportunities for Ciskeians
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Forced removals in South Africa: The Eastern Cape. The Surplus People's Project Reports, Vol. 2
55. Committees Drift go-ahead
Creator
Daily Dispatch
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-11-07  
Description
Press cutting relating to the Government's go-ahead with the Committeees Drift Glenmore scheme to resettle Black people from Grahamstown in the Ciskei. Attached is another press article, published in the Eastern Province Herald, entitled "Committees Drift plan to go ahead"
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56. Declaration of the African National Congress (SA) Executive Committee, Morogoro, 17 - 20 March 1975
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1975-03-00  
Description
Declaration of the ANC National Executive Committee in Morogoro, 17-20 March 1975. Calls for the mobilisation of all forces in Africa and world-wide against apartheid.
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57. Development of R26m Black Glenmore township to begin
Creator
Eastern Province Herald
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-07-31  
Description
Press cutting about the development of Glenmore township for the resettlement of Black people.
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58. Development of twenty six million Rand Black Glenmore township to begin
Creator
Grahamstown Rural Committee
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-07-31  
Description
Newspaper article on the planned development of Glenmore township for the resettlement of Black people forced to move from designated White areas
Relation
Grahamstown Rural Committee Collection.
59. Eye-witness account of the action by South African police in a Black Township near Cape Town
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1976-12-07  
Description
A teacher's account of police brutality against High school students in the Cape Peninsula in the period following the Soweto riots, published as an article in The Guardian, United Kingdom
Relation
Article in a newspaper
60. Families given deadline to move
Creator
Daily Dispatch
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-03-27  
Description
Press cutting referring to the eleven days notice given to black residents of Kenton on Sea to move to Committees Drift
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee
61. Forward to a People's Government
Creator
African National Congress
Oliver Tambo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1980-03-16  
Description
African National Congress response to P W Botha's announcement that he would summon a conference representative of all races to deliberate about matters affecting South Africa. Argues that the conference will not be representative, as, in the same speech, Botha confirms his opposition to democracy.
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62. Give Glenmore water plea
Creator
Daily Dispatch
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-03-24  
Description
Press article relating to the urgent need for the planning of an adequate water supply system for Glenmore Township
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee.
63. Glenmore plan slammed
Creator
Grahamstown Rural Committee
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-03-30  
Description
Newspaper article quoting Donald Savage denouncing the proposed forced removals of Black people from Kenton-on-Sea to Glenmore Resettlement Camp in the Ciskei
Relation
Grahamstown Rural Committee Collection.
64. Glenmore plans slammed
Creator
Daily Dispatch
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-03-30  
Description
Press cutting on the proposed forced removal of blacks from Kenton on Sea to Glenmore resettlement camp.
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee
65. Glenmore squatters move starts next week
Creator
Grahamstown Rural Committee
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-03-31  
Description
Newspaper article on the forced removals of Black families from Klipfontein to Glenmore
Relation
Grahamstown Rural Committee Collection.
66. Glenmore to boost local business
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Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-09-01  
Description
Press cutting relating to the benefits that would arise for local businesses by the development of Glenmore Township
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67. Glenmore to boost local businesses
Creator
Grahamstown Rural Committee
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-09-01  
Description
Newspaper article about business opportunities that would result from the development of Glenmore Township
Relation
Grahamstown Rural Committee Collection.
68. Group Areas Board: investigation in terms of the Group Areas Act, 1950 (Act No. 41 of 1950) as amended: Grahamstown
Creator
Group Areas Board
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1957-05-03  
Description
Press cutting:
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Part of a collection of papers compiled by the Grahamstown Group Areas Action Committee opposing the implementation of the Group Areas Act in Graham
69. Group Areas proclaimed: Fingo village now for Coloureds
Creator
Grahamstown Group Areas Action Committee
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1970-03-26  
Description
Press cutting announcing the proclamation of the Group Areas Act in Grahamstown for White and Coloured areas
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70. How and why a small ANC of (S.A.) clique decided to make a public emergence at this time and state in the development of our situation
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1976-12-11  
Description
ANC statement, written by Alfred Nzo, on the Makiwane group expulsion.
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71. International Press Conference by the Honourable P W Botha, Prime Minister of the RSA on the talks between the Five Western Powers and the RSA Government regarding South West Africa
Creator
P W Botha

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-10-19  
Description
Press Conference with P W Botha regarding the independence of Namibia. Includes a joint statement by the South African Government and the five Foreign Ministers
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72. Joint Press Conference, Department of State, 14 May 1981 with Secretary of State Haig and Minister of Foreign Affairs Botha
Creator
R F Botha
Alexander Haig

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1981-05-14  
Description
Press Conference in the United States, with US Secretary Haig and Minister of Foreign Affairs Botha, regarding the independence of Nambia.
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73. Mandela's full reply to President Botha's offer
Creator
Nelson Mandela
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1985-02-11  
Description
Nelson Mandela's response to P W Botha's conditional offer of freedom made in Parliament. Published in the Rand Daily Mail, Monday, February 11, 1985.
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74. Motion: We, members of the University of Cape Town
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Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1976-08-04  
Description
The members of the University of Cape Town express concern at the direction in which South African society is heading and express solidarity with people suffering from the humiliation and oppression engendered by the social system.
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75. Nature and extent of the SADF's involvement in the Angolan conflict
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Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-02-03  
Description
Press release issued by Defence Headquarters in Pretoria regarding South Africa's involvement in Angola. Included is a statement issued by the Chairman of the Apartheid Committee on 24 February 1977 in response to the press release.
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76. Neither I nor Young did plan the march: says student leader
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-04-00  
Description
This press statement, signed by the Chairman, relates to misunderstading regarding the organisers of a march during the visit of Andrew Young, the United States ambassador to the United Nations
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77. NUSAS motion
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-12-00  
Description
This article discusses things that the National Assembly notes as problems for South African Students. It also discusses strategies that were suggested as the solutions for their problems.
Relation
Article in a newspaper
78. NUSAS bannings condemned
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-02-28  
Description
Articles in the Cape Times reporting on the condemnation by several leading figures of the banning of eight office bearers of the National Union of South African Students. People quoted on the banning include Colin Eglin, Sir Richard Luyt and Sonny Leon. Also an editorial on the issue.
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79. NUSAS Press Bulletin
Creator
Paul Pretorius
Geoff Budlender
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1972-05-12  
Description
Press statements issued by Paul Pretorius, President of the National Union of South African Students, and Geoff Budlender on behalf of the Students Representative Council at the University of Cape Town, about the planned
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80. NUSAS Press Digest, Number 1, 1969
Creator
National Union of South African Students
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1969-00-00  
Description
A compilation of press reports and comments on events at Fort Hare University College during 1968, and an historical background of the College from 1916 to 1948.
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81. NUSAS Press Digest, Number 4, 1967
Creator
National Union of South African Students
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1967-00-00  
Description
NUSAS Press Digest, number 4, 1967. A compilation of press reports and editorial comments during July, August and September, 1967 on the banning order placed on Dr Raymond (Bill) Hoffenberg. Press reports include reactions to the banning by universities, political parties and the medical profession.
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82. NUSAS Press Release
Creator
Neville Curtis
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1970-05-16  
Description
NUSAS Press release regarding developments and plans for the National Union of South African Students and a confirmation of a special congress to complete the reassessment of the Union.
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83. NUSAS Press Release No. 4, 1967
Creator
[Margaret Marshall]
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1967-06-06  
Description
NUSAS press bulletin on the 1967 National Day of Affirmation of Academic and Human Freedom in South Africa. Contains announcement that Professor Erwin N Griswold had accepted the invitation from the National Union of South African Students to deliver the annual lecture at the ceremony for the Affirmation of Academic and Human Freedom in South Africa.
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84. NUSAS Press Release No. 5, 1967
Creator
Margaret Marshall
John Sprack
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1967-06-07  
Description
Press release by the NUSAS President and Vice-President of the National Union of South African Students stating the opposition of the Union to the Terrorism Bill that had been tabled in the South African Houses of Parliament.
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85. NUSAS Press Release: Behind the scenes activity in the last three months...
Creator
Neville Curtis
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1970-05-14  
Description
Press release issued by the NUSAS Chairperson, Neville Curtis, listing achievements and detailing future plans ahead of the 46th Annual Congress in June/July 1970
Relation
86. Off-the-record statement by Minister R F Botha at a meeting between the Minister and representatives of the South African media in Washington on 16 May 1981
Creator
R F Botha

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1981-05-16  
Description
Press statement by Minister Pik Botha about US/South Africa relations and policy. Nuclear matters were also mentioned.
Relation
87. Paris sanctions conference hears African National Congress of South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1981-05-28  
Description
ANC press release regarding a statement by Oliver R Tambo, ANC President, to the International Conference on sanctions against South Africa. States that sanctions should not be seen as a way of reforming apartheid, but rather as a weapon against the apartheid government.
Relation
88. Perspectives on the current situation: ANC view
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
0000-00-00  
Description
African National Congress statement on the current political situation in South Africa, presented to a meeting of the Five Freedoms Forum.
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89. Plan for township scrapped
Creator
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-04-25  
Description
Press article about the scrapping of plans to develop a consolidated African township at Klipfontein, a farm near Bushman's River Mouth for Africans from Boknes, Kenton on Sea, Bushman&'s River Mouth, Cannon Rocks.
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee.
90. Press release issued following the Mariannhill Conference held on 1-3 December 1968.
Creator
South African Students Organisation

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1968-12-03  
Description
The press release provides reasons for establishing a national student organisation (SASO) South African Students Organisation..
Relation
91. Press release to the Rand Daily Mail
Creator
Nkwenkwe Nkomo

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1974-00-00  
Description
The Black People's Convention press release, signed by Nkwenkwe Nkomo, National Organiser, states that the convention has been mandated by Black people to utilise all available resources to achieve liberation for Black people in Azania.
Relation
92. Press Statement concerning the transition in Mozambique: riots, rallies etc
Creator
Muntu kaMyeza

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1974-09-09  
Description
A press statement issued by SASO on the independance of Mozambique
Relation
93. Sebe assured of Whittlesea
Creator
Daily Dispatch
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-10-21  
Description
Press article on a meeting held by Ciskei Chief Minister L L Sebe and Deputy Minister of Plural Relations, Dr W Vosloo discussing matters relating to the resettlement of people at Whittlesea and Glenmore
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee
94. Soweto Students Representative Council: Press Statement 4th November 1976
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1976-11-04  
Description
A press statement confirming the stand by all students and youth of Soweto and other areas of the country that sales of any kind of liquour, including from shebeens, remain banned
Relation
95. Squatters at Bushman's River big headache
Creator
Johan Swanepol
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-03-10  
Description
Press article about the growing number of squatters at Bushman's River village
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee
96. Staement by Seth Sandila Mazibuku
Creator
Sandile Mazibuko
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-09-22  
Description
This is a press release about the death of Steve Biko and the detention of black leaders.
Relation
97. Statement by BPC Vice-President
Creator
Drake Tshenkeng
Black Peoples Conventioon

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-09-27  
Description
A press statement issued by the Black Peoples Convention, attacking Gatsha Buthelezi
Relation
98. Statement by the African National Congress of South Africa on the invasion of Angola by South African troops
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1975-10-31  
Description
Statement by the ANC on the invasion of Angola by South Africa. Signed by Oliver Tambo.
Relation
99. Statement by the ANC (SA) on the situation in Czechoslavakia
Creator
D Nokwe

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1968-09-19  
Description
A press release by the African National Congress on unity with Czechoslavakia in their negotiations with the USSR.
Relation
100. Statement by the Honourable R F Botha, Minister of Foreign Affairs: Cape Town, 20 March 1984
Creator
R F Botha

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1984-03-20  
Description
Statement released by Pik Botha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, regarding the progress of the Joint Monitoring Commission and condemning the statement issued by the President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, in which the South African and United States Governments were criticised.
Relation
101. Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1984-03-11  
Description
Statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding a peaceful settlement for South West Africa
Relation
102. Statement by the President of the African National Congress of South Africa,on the occasion of the launching of the international year against apartheid
Creator
African National Congress
Oliver R Tambo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-03-21  
Description
Statement by Oliver R Tambo, President of the ANC, on the occasion of the launching of the International Year Against Apartheid at the United Nations Organisation in New York in 1978.
Relation
103. Statement given to Sunday Times
Creator
Pauline Melunsky
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1982-03-18  
Description
Draft statement prepared for the Sunday Times opposing the forced removals of the Fingo people from their land
Relation
Melunsky Collection.
104. Statement issued by The Black Peoples Convention 11th July 1973
Creator
Roy Chetty
Sipho Buthelezi
Aubrey Mokape
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-07-11  
Description
The statement was isued in reponse to an article in the Daily News dated 4th July 1973. In the article Chief Gatsha Buthelezi makes a derogatory reference to the anti-apartheid activist Professor Dennis Brutus as a "graduate of Robben Island". The article makes reference to Chief Buthelezi as a person committed to working with the oppressors of Black people and echoes Nationalist propaganda-type sentiments.
Relation
105. Statement issued by the Vigilance Committee, Grahamstown
Creator
Grahamstown Vigilance Committee
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
0000-00-00  
Description
Statement issued by the Grahamstown Vigilance Committee with suggestions on improving relations between the Council and Grahamstown Townships. The suggestions include the need for the Council to address problems such as shortage of housing in the locations, excessive rental fees and the need to convert beer halls into buildings that provide basic services with essential commodities that would benefit the community more than beer.
Relation
Part of the Benjamin Mahlasela papers
106. Statement made by Senator O P F Horwood in Senate on June 4, 1971
Creator
O P F Horwood
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1971-06-04  
Description
Statement made by Senator Owen Horwood in Senate, 4 June 1971, suggesting that university authorities should act strongly to stop the activities of the National Union of South African Students and that, if this didn't happen, university subsidies should be cut. There are responses from several University Principals either criticising or supporting this statement, as well as from representatives of NUSAS.
Relation
107. Statement of a joint meeting of the National Executive Council and the RC of the ANC (SA) held in Luanda on 27th December 1978 to 1st January 1979
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-01-00  
Description
Statement of the African National Congress National Executive Committee on a visit to Vietnam to discuss the revolutionary experience of the Vietnam people and to draw on their experience for the South African struggle.
Relation
108. Statement of the African National Congress of South Africa on the occasion of the 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1981-00-00  
Description
Edited statement of the African National Congress of South Africa on the occasion of the 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Relation
109. Statement of the African National Congress of South Africa on the recent Black Labour Reforms Commissions in fascist South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-05-15  
Description
Statement of the African National Congress of South Africa on the recent Black Labour Reforms Commissions in Fascist South Africa, signed by Alfred Nzo, ANC Secretary General. Examines the Wiehahn and Riekert Commissions on labour legislation.
Relation
110. Statement of the African National Congress of South Africa to the Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights
Creator
African National Congress
Duma Nokwe
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1972-08-14  
Description
Statement of the ANC to the Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights of the United Nations on how the imperialist powers opposed fundamental Human Rights resolutions regarding South Africa and other parts of Africa and requests action to be taken against member states who defy UN resolutions.
Relation
111. Statement of the African National Congress on the current situation in South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Oliver Tambo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1976-06-23  
Description
Statement of the ANC on the current situation in South Africa. Reflects on the events of June 16th in Soweto.
Relation
112. Statement of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on the expulsion of Thami Bonga from membership of the African National Congress of South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1977-07-18  
Description
ANC National Executive Committee Statement on the expulsion of Tami Bonga, the suspension of George Mduduzi, the abolition of the position of Administrative Secretary, and the appointment of Jonas D Matlou as new chairman of the ANC.
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113. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1988-08-00  
Description
Statement by the National Executive Committee of the ANC on the situation in South Africa and the conduct of armed struggle in South Africa in the past six months. Concern expressed over the spate of attacks on civilians.
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114. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress of South Africa on the victory of the patriotic forces in Zimbabwe
Creator
African National Congress
Alfred Nzo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1980-03-19  
Description
Statement by Alfred Nzo, ANC National Executive Committee Secretary General on the victory of the Patriotic forces in Zimbabwe.
Relation
115. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the occasion of January 8, 1984
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1984-01-08  
Description
Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the occasion of January 8, 1984, marking the organisation's 72nd anniversary.
Relation
116. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the formation of the African National Congress
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1982-01-08  
Description
Statement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on the occasion ofthe 70th Anniversary of the formation of the African National Congress. Looks back over seven decades of struggle by the ANC for liberation of South Africa. Anniversary marks the start of the Unity in Action process.
Relation
117. Statement of the National Executive Committee of the ANC on some questions of the unity of the patriotic forces of South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-00-00  
Description
ANC National Executive Committee statement on some questions of the unity of the patriotic forces of South Africa. Published with false cover (Pen Pals Wanted).
Relation
118. Statement on the expulsion from the ANC of South Africa
Creator
African National Congress
T. Bonga
A M Makiwane
G M Mbele
A K Mqota
P Ngakane
T X Makiwane
O K Setlhapelo
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1975-12-27  
Description
Statement on the expulsion from the ANC (SA) of T Bonga, A M Makiwane, G M Mbele, A K Mqota, P Ngakane, T X Makiwane, O K Setlhapelo. Includes list of resolutions.
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119. Statement on the question of a united front to the 20th session of the O.A.U. Liberation Committee
Creator
Oliver R Tambo
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
0000-00-00  
Description
Edited statement by Oliver Tambo on the question of a united front, presented to the 20th session of the Organisation of African Unity Liberation Committee.
Relation
120. Students Representative Council: Press release
Creator
Khotso S Seatlholo

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1975-19-29  
Description
This press release is a statement of rejection, by the Black youth of Azania, of the concept of Bantu homelands
Relation
121. Summons for squatting
Creator
Johan Swanepoel
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1978-03-15  
Description
Press article about summons to appear in court served on coloureds and blacks residents of Klipfontein charged with illegal squatting under the Bantu Trust and Land Act.
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee.
122. The first five hundred houses of the contentious Glenmore township on the Fish River
Creator
Daily Dispatch
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1979-03-31  
Description
Press cutting of a photograph of houses of Glenmore township which make up a temporary township to house to squatters from the coastal farm Klipfontein
Relation
Part of the collection of the Grahamstown Rural Committee
123. The President's Council
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1982-09-25  
Description
Statement by the ANC Regional Command Headquarters on P W Botha's plan for a new constitution. Points out that the plan totally excludes the African majority.
Relation
124. These bannings are wilful
Creator
Students Representative Council, University of Cape Town
National Union of South African Students
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-03-01  
Description
Biographical sketches of eight student leaders banned in February 1973.
Relation
125. To the working men and women of the world
Creator
African National Congress
Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1982-01-00  
Description
ANC message to workers of the world on the organisation's 70th Anniversary, requesting support.
Relation
126. Tribute to the late Mthuli ka Shezi, Vice-President of the Black People's Convention
Creator

Resource type
Press Releases 
Date
1973-12-00  
Description
A tribute to the late Mthuli ka Shezi, Vice-President of the Black People's Convention, after his assassination, with a call for solidarity in the liberation struggle.
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