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Press Clippings Collections

Black Sash Collection
Newspapers: Cape Argus, Cape Times, some Rand Daily Mail and Sunday Times
Description:Townships (1984)
Namaqualand and copper mining (1977-1987)
Lawaaikamp, George (1980-1988)
Atlantis (1972-1989)
Location: 4 boxes in ASL basement on shelves before Eastern Cape Press Clippings.

Cape Town Student Protests 1976
Newspapers: Die Burger, Cape Argus, Cape Herald, Cape Times, Rapport, Sunday Times
Description: Collected by UCT History Workshop, Aug-Sept 1976.
Chronologies of events, pamphlets, leaflets, oral information, press cuttings, and subject and chronological indexes to articles which appeared in the above newspapers.
Location: Manuscripts and Archives Dept at BC 651

Civil Rights League Clippings Collection
Dates: 1963-1981
Newspapers: Cape Times, Cape Argus, Sunday Times, with occasional clippings from other newspapers
Description: Human rights issues, including group areas, censorship, police, bannings, detention.
Card index in ASL. Arranged by topic.
Location: Filing cabinets in ASL basement

Democratic Alliance Clippings Collection
Dates: 1954-2004
Newspapers: South African and international
Description: Arranged by topic. Coverage: South Africa–general. Includes biographical files and files on Commissions of Inquiry.
Current clippings kept in the DA offices. These will be sent to ASL when no longer current. Printed version of finding aid at ASL Reference Desk.
Location: Boxes in Immelman basement arranged alphabetically by filename.

Fiona Ross TRC Press Clippings Collection
Description: 9 Files, Feb. 1995 – Sept. 1999
South African newspapers, but primarily Mail & Guardian, Cape Times, Cape Argus and Sunday Independent.
Location: Boxes in Immelman basement arranged alphabetically by filename. 

Gerald Shaw Scrapbooks
Description: Scrapbooks of newspaper articles written by Gerald Shaw, 1966-1996 (editor of the Cape Times)
Location: Manuscripts and Archives Dept

Macmillan Collection of Clippings
Dates: 1950s to date
Newspapers: Cape Argus, Cape Times, Die Burger, Sunday Times, Sunday Independent
Description: Arranged by topic. Primarily Cape local history but also topics such as education, politics, Sharpeville, etc. Separate biography file. Printed version of finding aid at ASL Reference Desk.
Location: Filing cabinets in ASL basement

Press Clippings on South Africa’s Transformation
Dates: 1989-1994
Newspapers: South African
Description: Compiled in the Political Studies Department of Rhodes University during South Africa’s transformation period. Arranged by topic, eg. ANC, voter education, CODESA, reconstruction, land, release of Nelson Mandela etc.
Location: BA 320.968 PRES

Rand Daily Mail Political Scrapbooks
Dates: 1963-April1985
Newspapers: Rand Daily Mail
Description: Political issues.
Chronological arrangement.
Location: Scrapbooks in Immelman basement

Scrapbooks on Southern African Liberation Movements, 1973
(Compiled by Prof Robin Cohen)
Dates: July to September 1973
Newspapers: British
Description: Clippings mostly on Mozambique (including Wiriyamu massacre), also Zimbabwe, Namibia, and a few on SA. Chronological arrangement
Location: Basement

Scrapbooks on Burundi, Liberia and Ethiopia
Newspapers: Cape Times, Cape Argus, Mail & Guardian.
The Ethiopian scrapbooks include clippings from international newspapers as well as from the Cape Times and the Cape Argus
Description: Civil war in Burundi (1995-1998) and Liberia (1993-1996); Ethiopia (3 scrapbooks) from 1972-1995. Chronological arrangement

Urban Problems Research Unit Clippings
Date: 1976-1977
Newspapers: Cape Argus, Cape Times, Sunday Times
Description: South Africa with a strong focus on Cape Town. Topics include transport, housing, crime, health, Group Areas, townships, gangs. Arranged chronologically in scrapbooks under broad headings: Social conditions, Economic life, Need/ Amenities, Who is Who.
Location: Basement