[DEBATE] : (Fwd) Padraig O'Malley's SA transition website
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Sun May 20 01:46:24 BST 2007
Peter Limb wrote:
> Date: 18 May 2007
> From: Peter Limb
> For those who have not seen this rich site by Padraig O'Malley:
> "An extensive collection of Padraig O'Malley's interviews conducted
> between 1985 and 2005 with many key personalities, who influenced
> South Africa's political history. The collection presents a broad
> range of perspectives on events in South Africa during and after the
> Apartheid period. There are also summaries of historical events by
> year as well as descriptions of the historical background to place
> events in context."
> Valuable for transition period. Includes PDFs of sections of SAIRR
> annuals, biographies etc. University of Massachusetts/University of
> the Western Cape/Robben Island Museum.
> It does have a lot of data. His interviews over many years look
> particularly valuable for the transition period. Some content (e.g.
> Howard Barrell PhD) is also available from SAHO
> (http://www.sahistory.org.za/), but the two sites biography lists are
> not the same: each has some the other doesn't have. O'Malley only
> seems to have *sections* of SAIRR annual surveys in PDF, perhaps to
> keep to the 10% rule? Some organizational "documents" might strike
> some as a bid odd, as he uses SAIRR extracts in some cases, and at
> times this is not very apparent--for example, one or two docs. can
> even be a little misleading (e.g. in a file on the ANC "as it sees
> itself," in fact this is from the SAIRR...)
> But on the whole, a rich resource.
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