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Collection Index:NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION 1930-1932, Evidence and Memoranda
Collection Name:NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION 1930-1932, Evidence and Memoranda
AD1438 NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION 1930-1932, Evidence and Memoranda 
  
 Copyright 2013, Historical Papers, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  
 The digitisation of this collection has been made possible with generous funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation. 
  
  
 15 boxes 
  
 INTRODUCTION 
  
 The Commission was appointed in 1930 and headed by Dr. John Edward Holloway. The Terms of Reference of the Commission included an inquiry into "The economic and social conditions of Natives especially in the larger towns of the Union", which in essence was its main concern. 
 The Commission gathered its evidence mainly through submissions from all sectors of society and through public hearings throughout the Union of South Africa. The areas of inquiry were defined by a list of subjects, which were published in the Government Gazette and included amongst others: 'Tribal and Detribalised Natives', 'Land', 'Landless Native Population', 'Native Migrations', 'Native Agriculture', 'Rural and Urban Native Areas', 'Native Labour', 'Education of Natives', 'Native Taxation'. 
 The Minutes of Evidence contain the oral evidence which was tendered before the Commission and heard at 116 public sessions country wide, transcribed into 9224 typewritten pages. A list of witnesses who tendered oral evidence can be found under Annexure 4 of the Report of the Commission (copy in Box 1). 
  
  
 UNISA HOLDINGS 
 Please also refer to the Institutional Repository of the University of South Africa (UNISA) and its digitised material of the Native Economic Commission, on http://uir.unisa.ac.za/handle/10500/4734 , available as follows: 
  
 NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION: ORAL EVIDENCE 
  
 Volume 7: 1930 
 pp. 3859 -5568 
 Minutes of oral evidence before the Native Economic Commission 
 Cofimvaba, Butterworth, Aliwal North, Burgersdorp, Queenstown, and King William's Town 
  
 Volume 8: 1931 
 pp. 5569-5559 
 Minutes of oral evidence before the Native Economic Commission 
 King William's Town, Kroonstad, Rydal Mount, Thaba 'nchu, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Vryburg, and East London 
  
 Volume 9: 1931 
 pp. 5560 -6382 
 Minutes of oral evidence before the Native Economic Commission 
 East London, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and Durban 
  
 Volume 10: 1931 
 pp. 6386-7171 
 Minutes of oral evidence before the Native Economic Commission 
 Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Cape Town 
  
 Volume 11: 1931 (Renumbered - Original volume No. 12) 
 pp. 8143-8224 
 Minutes of oral evidence before the Native Economic Commission 
 Johannesburg, Pretoria 
  
 NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION: REPORT OF THE NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION 1930-1932 
  
 NATIVE ECONOMIC COMMISSION: WRITTEN EVIDENCE 
  
  
 PLEASE NOTE: 
 Reference is made to collection AD1769, which contains the papers of one of the Commissioners Advocate F.A.W. Lucas. The collection is fully available online. 
  
 Index to transcripts of Minutes of oral evidence (provided here from AD1769 item A3.1)      
 Name index to evidence (provided here from AD1769 item A3.2)      
 List of witnesses who tendered oral evidence (Annexure 4)      
  
  
 MINUTES OF EVIDENCE 
  
  
 PLACE, DATE, PAGES 
  
Box 1  
 Potgietersrust, 29 July 1930 - pp 1-60 (pages 34-38 missing)      
 Louis Trichardt, 1 August 1930 - pp 61-122      
 Messina, 5 August 1930 - pp 123-143      
 Louis Trichardt, 5 August 1930 - pp 144-254      
 Pietersburg, 7 August 1930 - pp 255-362 (page 285 missing)      
 Duivelskloof, 8 August 1930 - pp 363-394      
 Pietersburg, 9 August 1930 - pp 395-475 (page 439 missing)      
 Barberton, 13 August 1930 - pp 476-536      
 Nelspruit, 15 August 1930 - pp 537-590      
 Lydenburg, 18 August 1930 - pp 591-646      
  
Box 2  
 Lydenburg, 20 August 1930 - pp 647-774      
 Lydenburg, 21 August 1930 - pp 775-814      
 Middleburg, 22 August 1930 - pp 815-912      
 Middleburg, 23 August 1930 - pp 913-963      
 Rustenburg, 27 August 1930 - pp 964-1093      
 Rustenburg, 28 August 1930 - pp 1094-1158 (page 1159 missing)      
 Natal - pp 1160-2523      
 Estcourt, 13 October 1930 - pp 2288-2328      
 Transkei - pp 2524-3960      
 Ciskei - pp 3961-4633      
  
Box 3  
 Kroonstad, 17 February 1931 - pp 4634-4810 (pages 4804-4810 damaged)      
 Rydal Mount, 19 February 1931 - pp 4811-4866      
 Thaba Nchu, 20 February 1931 - pp 4867-4985      
 Bloemfontein, 21 February 1931 - pp 4986-5045      
 Bloemfontein, 23 February 1931 - pp 5046-5117      
 Bloemfontein, 24 February 1931 - pp 5118-5264      
  
Box 4  
 Kimberley (2 files), 26 February 1931 - pp 5265-5388      
 Vryburg, 27 Feburary 1931 - pp 5389-5457      
  
Box 5  
 East London (2 files), 18 March 1931 - pp 5458-5559      
 East London, 19 March 1931 - pp 5560-5629      
 East London, 20 March 1931 - pp 5630-5696      
 Grahamstown, 23 March 1931 - pp 5697-5752/4      
 Port Elizabeth, 24 March 1931 - pp 5755-5855      
 Port Elizabeth, 25 March 1931 - pp 5856-5965      
 Port Elizabeth, 26 March 1931 - pp 5976-6026      
  
Box 6  
 Port Elizabeth, 27 March 1931 - pp 6027-6076 (page 6053 x 2 with different information)      
 Durban, 1 April 1931 - pp 6077-6195      
 Durban, 2 April 1931 - pp 6196-6309      
 Durban, 4 April 1931 - pp 6310-6382      
 Durban, 7 April 1931 - pp 6383-6526      
  
Box 7  
 Pietermaritzburg, 8 April 1931 - pp 6527-6589      
 Pietermaritzburg, 9 April 1931 - pp 6590-6727      
 Pietermaritzburg, 10 April 1931 - pp 6723-6825 (pages 6783-6802 are blank pages)      
 Cape Town - pp 6826-6935      
 Cape Town - pp 6936-7039      
 Cape Town, 24/25 April 1931 - pp 7040-7069      
 Cape Town, 27 April 1931 - pp 7070-7149      
 Cape Town, 28 April 1931 - pp 7150-7171(no.1 -87)      
 Cape Town, 29 April 1931 - pp 7172-7209      
 Johannesburg, 4 May 1931 - pp 7210-7291      
 Johannesburg, 5 May 1931 - pp 7292-7374      
  
Box 8  
 Johannesburg, 6 May 1931 - pp 7375-7444      
 Johannesburg, 7 May 1931 - pp 7445-7559      
 Johannesburg, 11 May 1931 - pp 7560-7660      
 Johannesburg, 12 May 1931 - pp 7661-7760      
 (Blank pages) - pp 7761-7800      
 Johannesburg, 13 May 1931 - pp 7801-7913      
 Johannesburg, 15 May 1931 - pp 7914-7990      
 Johannesburg, 16 May 1931 - pp 7991-8059      
 Johannesburg, 18 May 1931 - pp 8060-8142      
 Johannesburg, 19 May 1931 - pp 8143-8233      
  
Box 9  
 Johannesburg, 21 May 1931 - pp 8234-8291      
 Johannesburg, 22 May 1931 - pp 8292-8363      
 Pretoria, 3 June 1931 - pp 8364-8468      
 Pretoria, 4 June 1931 - pp 8469-8530      
 Pretoria, 5 June 1931 - pp 8531-8673      
 Pretoria, 8 June 1931 - pp 8674-8749      
 Pretoria, 9 June 1931 - pp 8750-8822      
 Pretoria, 10 June 1931 - pp 8840-8932      
 Johannesburg, 11 June 1931 - pp 8933-9043      
 Johannesburg, 12 June 1931 - pp 9051-9176 (pages 9175-9176 damaged)      
 Johannesburg, 13 June 1931 - pp 9177-9224      
  
  
 MEMORANDA 
 (Please note: This part of the collection has not been ditised) 
  
Box 10 Memoranda - Transvaal 
  
Box 11 Memoranda - Orange Free State 
  
Box 12 Memoranda - Natal 
  
Box 13 Memoranda - Eastern Cape 
  
Box 14 Memoranda - Western Cape 
  
Box 15 Duplicates