Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo Collection

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Author: Prof. Ari Sitas
Archive Type: Official Document - Conference Paper
Vladimir Shubin
Author: Vladimir Shubin
Archive Type: Articles

The 1950’s began with a new commitment to cross organisational coordination. At an ANC meeting of 10,000 people in February 1950 at Newtown Market Square, ANC President Dr Moroka declared his...
Publication date: SEPTEMBER 6, 1940
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew The Conference was formally opened in the City Hall, on Saturday, 8th. April, 193S at...
Publication date: 10 April 1939
Archive Type: Book chapter

From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew In submitting the following points for the consideration of the Court, I feel that...
Publication date: 06 September 1940
Archive Type: Book chapter

From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew PLANS FOR 1944 "WE meet at a time when one of the most colossal struggles against...
Publication date: 1944
Archive Type: Book chapter

It is with a deep sense of pride and honour that I speak today on behalf of the South African Communist Party, which celebrates the 60th year of its birth, on 30th July 1981. On this historic...
Publication date: JULY 30, 1981
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[Message to a meeting of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party, written and signed hours before his death, September 19, 1983] Dearest Comrades and Colleagues, It is with deep...
Publication date: SEPTEMBER 19, 1983
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

We are gathered here to pay homage to an outstanding leader of the African liberatory struggle, a comrade and friend who devoted most of his life in the service of his people, a communist of world...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[Note: Most of this correspondence is from the Pyarelal papers at the National Archives of India, New Delhi - a large part of which are also in the ANC Collection at the Institute of Commonwealth...
Archive Type: Articles

(Extracts) In sincerely wishing you good health, strength and longevity of life, both for your sake and for the sake of the successful prosecution of our struggle for freedom, I wish to say that we...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Statement In Court By Dr G. M. Naicker And Dr Y. M. Dadoo, When Charged With Aiding And Abetting Under The Immigrants Regulation Act Of 1913, February 26, 194817 Your Worship, We are charged with...
Publication date: February 26, 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Isithwalandwe/Seaparankoe is the highest honour awarded by the ANC to those who have made an outstanding contribution and sacrifice to the liberation struggle. Isithwalandwe, literally translated,...
Publication date: 1955 - 2014
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

From: Passive Resistance 1946 - A Selection of Documents compiled by E.S. Reddy & Fatima Meer Reports of the Passive Resistance Councils ”” Natal and Transvaal "Five...
Author: Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo
Publication date: 1946
Archive Type: Report

From the book: Passive Resistance 1946 - A Selection of Documents compiled by E.S. Reddy & Fatima Meer Report on Passive Resistance, 13 June 1946-13 May 1947 The Indian People The...
Author: E.S. Reddy & Fatima Meer
Publication date: 1946
Archive Type: Book chapter

"Never before in the history of South Africa have the national leaders acted so swiftly and with complete oneness of purpose in their determination to beat back the fascist attack on the lives and...
Publication date: JUNE 1950
Archive Type: Interviews

The proposal made by Archbishop Hurley when he addressed the Indo-European Joint Council at Pietermaritzburg to the effect that the Indian community make a "gesture of goodwill, that they accept...
Publication date: NOVEMBER 1952
Archive Type: Letters

INDIAN COMMUNITY AND ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLE DEEPLY GRATEFUL YOUR UNTIRING EFFORTS AND BRILLIANT ADVOCACY OUR RIGHTEOUS CAUSE. INDIA'S JUST STAND AGAINST APARTHEID TYRANNY AND RACIALISM AND FOR BASIC...
Publication date: NOVEMBER 21, 1950
Archive Type: Letters

The Conference of Asian and African countries which is scheduled to take place in Indonesia in the middle of April should mark a historical step forward in the fight for world peace and in the...
Publication date: 1955
Archive Type: Articles

We welcome with deepest satisfaction the resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority of the United Nations General Assembly. We welcome in particular the clause calling upon South Africa to...
Publication date: NOVEMBER 1950
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The Conference of Asian and African countries which is scheduled to take place in Indonesia in the middle of April should mark a historical step forward in the fight for world peace and in the...
Publication date: 1955
Archive Type: Letters

Grave problems of life and death face us and the peoples of the world in the coming year. In the international field the imperialist warmongers headed by the United States are engaged in feverish...
Publication date: JANUARY 1, 1951
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

As the Union Parliament prepares to assemble for its new session, the people of South Africa face the grim prospect of more fascist attacks from the Strijdom police state on their fast dwindling...
Publication date: JANUARY 1956
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

“The Union Government cannot hope to swim against the tide of history much longer. Its policy of apartheid has been decisively rejected by the overwhelming majority of the people, and must give...
Publication date: JANUARY 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[This statement was issued by Dr. Dadoo following the proclamation of the first large group areas in the country. It appeared in Johannesburg on the eve of the all-in conference on group areas...
Publication date: AUGUST 1956
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Ladies and Gentlemen, We assemble at this 20th session of the South African Indian Congress Conference at the most vital hour in the history of our land - at a period of grave crisis - at a time...
Publication date: JANUARY 25, 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

South Africa has a population of 15 million, of which 12 million are non-whites and 3 million are whites. The white people of South Africa are a settled community unlike those in the rest of Africa,...
Publication date: MARCH 2, 1961
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Sir, We, the undersigned, in terms of the resolution adopted at the 20th Conference of the South African Indian Congress held at Johannesburg on the 25th, 26th and 27th January 1952, are enjoined to...
Publication date: FEBRUARY 20, 1952
Archive Type: Letters

The year 1962 will bring no comfort to Verwoerd, the white racialists and the colonialists. The final and complete liquidation of apartheid and colonialism is on the agenda of history. During the...
Publication date: 1962
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

It is against every concept of the rule of law and the principles of democracy and an act of sheer impudence for the Minister to call upon office bearers and leaders of democratic and lawful...
Publication date: MAY 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

"The South Africa United Front has been dissolved," said the statement issued by the representatives of the African National Congress (ANC), Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), South West Africa...
Publication date: MARCH 1962
Archive Type: Articles

It is not possible for me at the moment to outline the precise and practical steps that will be undertaken to defeat the ban imposed upon me by the Minister of Justice. This matter will no doubt...
Publication date: MAY 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The South African Indian Congress 1. The South African Indian Congress is, as stated in the memorandum submitted to the late Mr. Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on his...
Publication date: MARCH 6, 1964
Archive Type: Letters

"I am happy to be back in my homeland. I will have the opportunity to again take my full share in the struggle of all anti-Nationalists to overthrow the Malan Government and to establish a truly...
Publication date: OCTOBER 1949
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Extracts) By virtue of my professional activities I have been brought into very close contact with the lives of many people in our multi-racial community and I have found that the problems of...
Publication date: JULY 1952
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

On the eve of my court trial under the Emergency Regulations, I deem it my duty, as the leader of the Nationalist Group of the Transvaal Indian Congress, to make the following statement to my Indian...
Publication date: JANUARY 30, 1941
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

To my Indian brothers and sisters I give this parting message before being sentenced for opposing the obnoxious Asiatic Land Tenure and Indian Representation Act, 1946, which shall be known amongst...
Publication date: JUNE 1946
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Dr. Dadoo, then Secretary of the Non-European United Front, was sentenced to four months` imprisonment with hard labour on a charge of making statements at the Benoni Location calculated to incite...
Publication date: JANUARY 31, 1941
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

I am glad to be in your midst after a brief incarceration of three months. I am proud of the Indian people. The discomforts of prison life mattered little before the knowledge that the response of...
Publication date: SEPTEMBER 26, 1946
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Sir, We hear that you will speak to the Non-European people of South Africa when you address the Conference of the Institute of Race Relations on the 21st of this month at Cape Town. We desire to...
Publication date: JANUARY 1942
Archive Type: Letters

(The following is the speech by Dr. Dadoo at a huge meeting held to welcome recently released passive resisters, including Dr. YusufM. Dadoo, Miss Zainab Asvat and the Reverend Michael Scott.) Our...
Publication date: SEPTEMBER 29, 1946
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Swift successes for Fascist Japan’s treacherous aggression in the Pacific have brought war to our door-step. Japanese or Nazi bombers may any day now rain death and destruction on our homes and...
Publication date: MARCH 1942
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The completion of five months of our historic struggle coincides with the release of our national leaders, Dr. G. M. Naicker and Mr. M. D. Naidoo after serving six months hard labour (with 45 days...
Publication date: NOVEMBER 1946
Archive Type: Articles

[A joint appeal to all "suppressed" people in South Africa, whether European or Non-European, to form a United Front to fight for full democratic rights, was made by Dr. Yusuf Dadoo and Dr. G. M....
Publication date: JULY 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

An Anti-Pass Conference called by the Communist Party was held in Johannesburg on November 21, 1943. One hundred and fifty-three delegates and an audience of over 200 visitors were present. Speaking...
Publication date: DECEMBER 4, 1943
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

I must express my gratitude to a number of friends who have encouraged, advised and assisted me in the preparation of this compilation:     -Shafiur Rahman, the initiator of the Dadoo...

The Pretoria Agreement is a shameful negation of all the noble principles for which the Indian people have stood and fought during all the years of their experience in South Africa. It is an outrage...
Publication date: MAY 1944
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo played an outstanding role in the South African liberation movement for over half a century - in persuading the Indian community to link its destiny with that of the African...

The Congress elections on the 18th March will decide the destiny, not only of Natal Indians but of South African Indians as a whole for many, many years to come. It is imperative that Natal Indians...
Publication date: MARCH 1945
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

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