Fonds BC1099 - SACS Rhodes Scholarship Papers

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SACS Rhodes Scholarship Papers


  • 1972-1991 (Creation)

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Papers relating to the successful opposition by four schools (South African College Schools [SACS], Diocesan College, St Andrews College and Paul Roos Gymnasium) to the re-allocation of the Rhodes Scholarship.
The papers are arranged in chronological order, from the petition signed by most of the Rhodes scholars in residence, requesting the Trustees of the Rhodes Scholarship to seek permission from the Charity Commissioners to request Parliament to remove the four scholarships from the Private Act, until 1991, when the action was dropped.
The papers include a large amount of correspondence: with the legal firms involved with the case and between the schools, and minutes of meetings of the joint committee of the four schools, which formed to fight the possible removal of the Scholarship. They also include records of the earlier successful action, in 1972-3, to prevent the scholarship being removed from the four schools. Also included are copies of the affidavits which were to be used in the case. Also of interest is information on the terms of Rhodes’ will, as it related to the Rhodes Scholarships.
The process whereby state schools in South Africa gradually became non-racial in the 1980s and 1990s is also documented.
Folder 1 24.6.1986 - 30.5.1986
(Includes documents from 1972-3, concerning the four schools’ successful earlier opposition to re-allocation of the Rhodes Scholarship).
Folder 2 12.3.1986 - 30.5.1986
Folder 3 5.6.1986 - 11.6.1986
Folder 4 15.7.1986 - 31.7.1986
Folder 5 8.8.1986 - 13.11.1986
Folder 6 24.3.1987 - 7.9.1988
Folder 7 28.9.1988 - 22.12.1988
Folder 8 30.1.1989 - 18.4.1989
Folder 9 17.4.1989 - 21.6.1989
Folder 10 6.7.1989 - 4.12.1989
Folder 11 17.1.1990 - 11.2.1990
Folder 12 February 1990 - May 1990
Folder 13 8.5.1990 - 27.12.1990
Folder 14 8.1.1991 - 23.5.1991
Folder 15 Affidavit and exhibits RAF 1-3: Dr RA Fletcher, warden of Rhodes House and secretary of the Rhodes Trust
Folder 16 Exhibits RAF 4-9, referred to in affidavit of Dr RA Fletcher
Folder 17 Exhibits RAF 10-13, referred to in affidavit of Dr RA Fletcher
Folder 18 Affidavit and exhibits: Mr Gordon Law, headmaster of SACS
Folder 19 Affidavit: Mr JP Kent
Affidavit: Dr CT Hugo-Hamman
Affidavit and exhibits: Prof EJ Whitaker
Affidavit: Prof PI Folb
Folder 20 Affidavit and exhibits: Mr JH Galloway
Affidavit and exhibits: Prof PR de Wet
Affidavit: Prof FP Retief
Folder 21 Affidavit and exhibits: Dr AJP Kenny


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  • English

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  • English



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