The Literature Police

Documents

Book cover for Staffrider 1982This section includes documents, all in PDF format, relating to the membership of the Kruger and Dekker Censorship Boards as well as some censor application forms, a selected sample of censorship reports, the text of various censorship Acts dating from the 1930s to the 1970s, and a section from the Government Gazette for April 1966 identifying a range of banned writers, journalists and political activists. I have generally tried to select documents originally produced in English, but some are inevitably in Afrikaans only. The originals of the censorship reports, the censor application forms, and the board membership details are held at the Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records (WCPA) in Cape Town, South Africa. Also included here is a full list of the signatories to the Writers' and
Artists' Petition of 1963.

Censor Application Forms and Board Membership

Censor Application Form Cloete 1975.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.3 MB)

Censor Application Form Lighton 1977.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.2 MB)

Censor Application Form Merwe Scholtz 1974.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.2 MB)

Censor Application Form Du P Erlank 1974.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.29 MB)

Dekker Board Membership In 1963.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.21 MB)

Kruger Board Membership In The Early 1970s With Pay Scales For Censors.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.17 MB)

Censor Reports

Censors' Report On Bretyenbach's Ysterkoei 1964.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.46 MB)

Censors' Report On Breytenbach's Seisoen 1977.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.55 MB)

Censors' Report On Brink's Miskien Nooit 1968.pdf
Portable Document Format (1.66 MB)

Censors' Report On Coetzee's Barbarians 1980.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.27 MB)

Censors' Report On Coetzee's Michael K 1983.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.3 MB)

Censors' Report On Feinberg's Poets To The People 1975.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.46 MB)

Censors' Report On Gordimer's Bourgeios World 1966.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.91 MB)

Censors' Report On Gordimer's Strangers 1958 And 1961.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.36 MB)

Censors' Report On Gwala's Jol'iinkomo 1977.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.52 MB)

Censors' Report On La Guma's Stone Country 1970.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.14 MB)

Censors' Report On Madingoane's Africa 1979.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.64 MB)

Censors' Report On Matthews's Pass Me A Meatball 1978.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.18 MB)

Censors' Report On Modisane's Blame Me On History 1963.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.13 MB)

Censors' Report On Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue 1967.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.77 MB)

Censors' Report On Rive's Emergency 1964.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.41 MB)

Censors' Report On Sepamla's Soweto I Love 1977.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.19 MB)

Censors' Report On Serote's To Every Birth 1982.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.27 MB)

Censors' Report On Smith's When The Lion Feeds 1964.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.44 MB)

Censors' Reports On Brink's Instant In The Wind And Oomblik In Die Wind 1976.pdf
Portable Document Format (2.67 MB)

From Committee To Appeal The Dry White Season Case 1979.pdf
Portable Document Format (2.79 MB)

Initial Censors' Report On Mutloatse's Forced Landing 1980.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.59 MB)

Initial Censors' Reports On Leroux's Magersfontein 1977.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.96 MB)

Legislation and Other

Entertainments (Censorship) Act, 1931.pdf
Portable Document Format (1.55 MB)

Extracts From Publications Act, 1974.pdf
Portable Document Format (1.41 MB)

Full List Of Signatories To The Writers' And Artists' Petition 1963.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.17 MB)

List Of Banned Persons 1966.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.6 MB)

Publications Amendment Act, 1978.pdf
Portable Document Format (0.46 MB)

Publications And Entertainments Act, 1963.pdf
Portable Document Format (1.08 MB)

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