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

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

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

We, South African communists and progressives, are very pleased that the People's Publishing House has considered it of sufficient importance to come out with an Indian edition of Comrade Lerumo's...
Publication date: 1972
Archive Type: Articles

Statement submitted to the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity with the South African Political Prisoners, October 11, 1979] It is a singular...
Publication date: 11 October 1979
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

26th January 1973 Dear Comrades, The epic fight of the Vietnamese people has been of immense world-historical significance to all who oppose imperialism and who long for national liberation,...
Publication date: JANUARY 26, 1973
Archive Type: Letters

[Dr. Dadoo was interviewed in London by Michael Kallenbach ofthe United Nations Radio's anti-apartheid unit.] MK: With me is Yusuf Dadoo, who is Chairman of the South African Communist Party and Vice...
Publication date: 1979
Archive Type: Interviews

"How is it that we, a people deprived of everything, living in dire straits, manage to wage our struggle and win successes? Our answer is: this is because Lenin existed, because he fulfilled his...
Publication date: 1973
Archive Type: Articles

This volume of documents has been produced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the South African Communist Party on July 30, 1921. Our Party, the oldest Communist Party on the...
Publication date: 1981
Archive Type: Articles

On behalf of the South African Indian Congress, I should like to express our deep gratitude to the Special Committee against Apartheid for having given us this opportunity of presenting a written...
Publication date: APRIL 1964
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Events in the last nine months have confirmed the broad lines of the report adopted by the last Plenary Session of our Central Committee. In that report we noted that the special contradictions and...
Publication date: OCTOBER 1973
Archive Type: Articles

On behalf of the South African Indian Congress I express my appreciation for this opportunity to address you. This is not the first time that a representative of my organisation has been accorded...
Publication date: APRIL 1964
Archive Type: Memorandum

We have come together to pay homage to Comrade Michael Harmel, an outstanding South African revolutionary whose whole life was unconditionally and totally dedicated to the struggle of the people and...
Publication date: JUNE 24, 1974
Archive Type: Articles

The publication of Sechaba as a regular monthly journal is to be welcomed as a further source of information for the already powerful and well-sustained world-wide movement of condemnation of...
Publication date: JANUARY 1967
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Important changes have been taking place in the world of late. The correlation of forces is changing steadily to the disadvantage of imperialism and the advantage of socialism and progress. This does...
Publication date: 1975
Archive Type: Interviews

I. The South African Indian Congress has on many occasions broughtto the attention of the United Nations and its Member States thecondition of the people of Indian origin in South Africa and...
Publication date: JUNE 1968
Archive Type: Memorandum

   (M. P. Naicker passed away while on his way from London to Berlin on April 29, 1977. The following tribute to his memory was delivered at his funeral in London on May 8, 1977.) We are...
Publication date: MAY 8, 1977
Archive Type: Articles

A message from Dr. Y. M. Dadoo to the Indian people Brothers and Sisters The struggle against apartheid and for Freedom has entered a newdecisive phase. Freedom-fighters, combat units, well-trained...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Since the volume Fifty Fighting Years was published in 1971 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of South Africa, much water has flowed under the political...
Publication date: 1977
Archive Type: Articles

The central thesis of the policy of apartheid is white supremacy its preservation and perpetuation - based on Black servitude. The realisation of this object of apartheid is ruthlessly pursued in...
Archive Type: Articles

As one who has had the privilege, honour and, indeed, the pleasure of being a close associate and comrade-in-arms of Dr. Naicker - MONTY to all of us - in the political arena for the last forty years...
Publication date: 1978
Archive Type: Articles

QUESTION: Dr. Dadoo, you have just published a leaflet which is the first public call you have made to the Indian people since you left South Africa in 1960. Can you tell us what the background to...
Publication date: 1968
Archive Type: Interviews

This volume of documents has been produced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the South African Communist Party on July 30, 1921. Our Party, the oldest Communist Party on the...
Publication date: 1981
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

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