Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo Collection

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The great majority of the South African Indians are descendants of the Indian labourers, who were indentured by the Governmentof Natal from 1860 onwards to work in the sugar fields. We should note...
Archive Type: Articles

In my letter of yesterday I forgot to stress the fact that the Government has offered to employ four thousand Africans to guard vital points and although these people will be called upon to take up a...
Publication date: JULY 5, 1940
Archive Type: Letters

Dear Sir/Madam, The Asiatic Land Tenure and Indian Representation Bill has become law. The already so weak and feeble democratic structure of South Africa has received a further blow and our country...
Publication date: JUNE 10, 1946
Archive Type: Letters

In submitting the following points for the consideration of the Court, I feel that this matter is not one that concerns me alone. It is one that concerns all the Non-European people, and this case is...
Publication date: SEPTEMBER 6, 1940
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Dr. Dadoo was sentenced in June 1946, at the beginning of the passive resistance campaign, to three months` imprisonment with hard labour. He had been charged under the Riotous Assemblies Act and...
Publication date: JUNE 1946
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

It has come to my knowledge that the All African Convention, of which you are the President, has been convened to meet at Bloemfontein on the seventh of this month to discuss the all-important...
Publication date: JULY 4, 1940
Archive Type: Letters

From the tour of India by Dr. Naicker and myself which lasted over two months, we can say without hesitation that the Government and the people of India are keen to render the South African Indian...
Publication date: 1947
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Dr. Dadoo gave this message to the Indian people of South Africa immediately after he was sentenced to six months` imprisonment. He handed the message before going down the grille.) I am fully...
Publication date: MARCH 3, 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

We,the Presidents of the Natal and Transvaal Congresses, representing the overwhelming majority of the Indian community in both Provinces,welcome and fully support the stand taken by Pandit Nehru on...
Publication date: AUGUST 1947
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Speech at mass welcome meeting in Johannesburg organised in his honour by the Transvaal Passive Resistance Council on his release from prison] I am deeply touched by the warm welcome which you have...
Publication date: JULY 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The Joint Passive Resistance Council of the Natal and Transvaal Indian Congresses, having given careful consideration to the present political situation affecting the Indian people of South Africa is...
Publication date: December 1947
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The Indian people of South Africa welcome this step on the part of the Government of India as being most opportune and timely in view of the present political situation in South Africa. South Africa...
Publication date: JULY 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(The meeting was held to welcome Mr. Sorabjee Rustomjee, delegate of the Joint Passive Resistance Council, on his return from the United Nations.) Whilst conducting an historic struggle, the eyes of...
Publication date: JANUARY 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

[A reply to the speech of Mr. Eric Louw at the Foreign Press Association luncheon on October 22, 1948] Mr. Eric Louw, the chiefSouth African delegate to the United Nations and Dr. D. F. Malan'...
Publication date: OCTOBER 26, 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Millions of people have come to revere Gandhi as Mahatma, "The Great Soul", and to the struggling masses of India he endeared himself as Bapu, "The Father of the Nation." This small man with the...
Publication date: JANUARY 1948
Archive Type: Articles

The dark shadow of Fascism is moving swiftly over South Africa. The advent of the Government of Dr. Malan and his Nationalist Party, well-known for its servile adulations of Hitler and allegiance to...
Publication date: NOVEMBER 1948
Archive Type: Articles

His laughter - so childlike, so serene -- so full of human warmth and understanding, still rings in my ears. It was in Patna that I heard it for the first time. It was during Dr. Naicker's and my...
Publication date: FEBRUARY 1948
Archive Type: Articles

Dr. Dadoo held a well attended press conference in London on Tuesday,the 25th of January 1949, at which he dealt with the features and causes of the recent Durban massacre, and placed primary and...
Publication date: JANUARY 25, 1949
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(In February 1948, General Smuts made a statement in Parliament that the did not recognise the principles of equality between races. This statement provoked sharp criticism from the President of the...
Publication date: FEBRUARY 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

The complaint lodged by India against South Africa on its policy of discrimination against the South African Indian community once again constitutes an important item on the agenda at the forthcoming...
Publication date: SEPTEMBER 25, 1949
Archive Type: Articles

Dear Sir/Madam, The Asiatic Land Tenure and Indian Representation Bill has become law. The already so weak and feeble democratic structure of South Africa has received a further blow and our country'...
Publication date: JUNE 10, 1946
Archive Type: Letters

Your Worship, We are charged with the offence of contravening Section 20 (r)of the Act No. 22 of 1913 in that we did wrongfully and unlawfully aid or abet certain Asiatic persons in entering the...
Publication date: FEBRUARY 26, 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

"Joint Declaration of Cooperation" by Dr. A. B. Xuma, President of the African National Congress, Dr. G. M. Naicker, President of the Natal Indian Congress, and Dr. Y. M. Dadoo, President...
Publication date: MARCH 9, 1947
Archive Type: Articles

(Dr. Dadoo, Dr. G. M. Naicker, Manilal Gandhi and Sundra Pillai were each sentenced to six months' imprisonment each for their leadership of the Passive Resistance Movement. The following is the...
Publication date: FEBRUARY 29, 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

(Dr. Dadoo and Dr. Naicker, Presidents of Transvaal and Natal Indian Congresses, visited India in March 1947 to attend the Asian Relations Conference and meet Indian leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi...
Publication date: MARCH 11, 1947
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Dr. Dadoo and Dr. Naicker were charged in the Durban Magistrate's Courtin February 1948 with aiding and abetting passive resisters to cross the Natal-Transvaal border in violation of the Immigration...
Publication date: MARCH 3, 1948
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

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

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