Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo Collection

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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

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

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

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

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

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