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Collection Index:FISCHER, Abram, papers, 1943-1962
Collection Name:FISCHER, Abram, papers, 1943-1962
A2535 Abram FISCHER Papers, 1943-1962   
 Copyright 2011, Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa   
 1 box   
 Abram ("Bram") Fischer was a leading Afrikaner advocate, defence lawyer in the 1956 Treason trial and the 1964 Rivonia trial, a member of the South African Communist Party and the Congress of Democrats.   
A1 Typescript "The Great Mines Strike - First Round", 1f   
 The script was written by Rusty Bernstein for an official publication about the Mine workers strike in 1946. It covers the events of the strike, culminating in the arrest and charge of the leaders of the strike. The typescript has black corrections (by Bram Fischer?) and is numbered 1-141   
B1 The Suppression of Communism Act, no. 44 of 1950- 1f   
B1.1 Typescript of the Act, Assened to 26th June 1950   
B1.2 Legal Opinion on the Act, 26 July 1950   
B2 Suppression of Communism Act: Listing of persons - 1f   
B2.1 The case of E.S. Sachs, General Secretary, Garment Workers' Union.   
 Letter to J. de V. Louw, Liquidator: Act 44 of 1950, Department of Justice, 9 October 1950   
B2.2 The case of Sam Kahn, Member of Parliament and City Councillor of the Municipality of Cape Town - 2f   
 Court case in the Supreme Court of South Africa, with First Respondent J. de Villiers Louw, Liquidator: Act 44 of 1950, and Charles R. Swart, Minister of Justice. Kahn challenged the notice served on him by the respondents to show why is name should not be included in a list of persons who are office bearers or members of the Communist Party of South Africa, which he received on the 6 September 1950, at which point in time the Communist Party had been dissolved as of the 22 June 1950.   
B2.2.1 Petition   
B2.2.2 Annexures with the initial notice served   
B2.2.3 Legal Opinion   
B2.2.4 Affidavits by amongst others Brian Bunting, Fred Carneson, Moses Kotane and Yousof Dadoo   
B2.2.5 Affidavits by Louw and Jacobus Malan Hugo, Clerk in the House of Assembly   
B2.2.6 Argument   
B2.2.7 Judgement delivered on the 17 November 1950, 1f   
C1 Court case of 10020 (Joe Slovo), 1960 - 1f   
 The case of the Applicant 10020, a detainee whose identity was not permitted for disclosure, but who was in fact Joe Slovo, and Colonel Le Roux, Superintendent of the Johannesburg Gaol (Fort), as Respondent   
C1.1 Petition   
C1.2 Respondent's answering Affidavit   
C1.3 Applicant's replying Affidavit   
C1.4 Annexures A-D, including the general rules applicable to detainees under the Emergency Regulations   
C1.5 Letter written by Joe Slovo to the Officer Commanding, Pretoria Local Gaol, 9 May 1960   
C1.6 Supplementary Affidavit by Applicant 10020 (Joe Slovo), 10 May 1960   
C1.7 Affidavit by Colonel Steyn, Commanding officer, and Jacobus Snyman of the Johannesburg Fort; and Abraham Spengler of the South African Police   
C1.8 Amendments of Emergency Regulations, April/May 1960   
C1.9 Judgement delivered on the 27 May 1960   
C2 Court case of Walter Max Sisulu, 1962 - 1f   
 The case of Walter Max Sisulu vs. The Acting Attorney-General of the Transvaal. Walter Sisulu was charged with Fraud on the 12 January 1962   
C2.1 Charge sheet   
C2.2 Petition   
C3 Riotous Assemblies Act - Legal Opinion, April 1949   
C4 The Prisons Act No.8 of 1959 - Legal Opinion, October 1961   
C5 Letter of appreciation from Albert Luthuli to I.A. Maisels, Q.C., regarding the legal representation by the Treason Trial Defence Team, 15 November 1960   
D1 Copy of a Christian Action Pamphlet entitled "Bram Fischer Q.C."   
D2 Memo advising speakers to guard against contravening the following laws   
D3 The War and Freedom of Thought - typed speech   
E1 Native Labour and Gold, Part (I-VII), published in The Star newspaper, September 1943   
E2 Various cuttings on the subject of African labour in the Gold Mines, 18-31 August 1943