Rivonia Trial 1963 - 1964 Collection

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June 12, 1964 was the day for sentencing in the Rivonia Trial in Pretoria. The prosecution wanted the maximum sentence – and we expected it: death. But in a short statement to the court the judge...
Author: Denis Goldberg
Archive Type: Book chapter
From: Freedom Fighter and Humanist by Denis Goldberg
Author: Ryland Fisher
Archive Type: Book chapter
PART 1. The white state has thrown overboard every pretence of rule by democratic process. Armed to the teeth it has presented the people with only one choice and that is its overthrow by force and...
Archive Type: Official or Original Documents
Author: Garth Benneyworth
Publication date: 1963
Archive Type: Articles
Publisher: South African Historical Journal
Author: Garth Benneyworth
Publication date: 15 August 2017
Archive Type: Articles
Publisher: South African Historical Journal
It is hard these days - twenty-five years on - to recapture the feeling of the time of Rivonia - of the sudden arrest of some of the leading liberation movement's activists, of the triumphant state...
Publication date: 2 July 1988
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

From media critic David Tereshchuk's multimedia site THE MEDIA BEAT, Nelson Mandela's famous declaration to the court in his 1964 terrorism trial, expressing his readiness face execution. In fact the...
Archive Type: Audio and Video

Document found by the police at Rivonia, 11 July 1963 PART I. The white state has thrown overboard every pretence of rule by democratic process. Armed to the teeth it has presented the people with...
Archive Type: Official or Original Documents

Archive Type: Audio and Video
Description: Denis Goldberg is a South African social campaigner, who was active in the struggle against apartheid. Goldberg was a technical officer in the armed wing of the African National Congress, Umkhonto we Sizwe and was sentenced in 1964 at the end of the famous Rivonia Trial to four terms of life imprisonment. Goldberg draws parallels between apartheid South Africa and Israel and highlights the importance of Boycott, Divestment and Sanction. He spoke during Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.