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1986 Jun 1 - 1986 Jun 30
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1967
South Africa (Internal situation; relations with UK) (Part 10)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Feb 19
Classification: Secret - UK Eyes A
Page count: 484
Any docs withheld? 14

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86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: Department of Trade & Industry record of conversation ("South Africa") [Channon, Franz Joseph Strauss: "in favour of an immediate end to social apartheid, but wanted a more gradual transition on political apartheid"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: MT letter to Prime Minister Gandhi (political future in South Africa and the suspension of violence) ["deeply disappointed that the [Commonwealth] Eminent Persons Group... were not able to continue... We must all now consider their report... very carefully... for our meeting in August"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: No.10 record of conversation ("South Africa") [Charles Powell, National Security Council staff members, Walter Raymond & Phil Ringdahl: "as suggested by Admiral Poindexter. I did not learn anything very new"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: Powell briefing for MT ("Cabinet: South Africa") ["Speaking Note": options for position to take "at the meeting[s] of the European Council... [and] Commonwealth Heads of Government": positive measures; diplomatic measures; negative measures; "One possibility would be for... [Howe], as President of the... [EC] from 1 July, to go to South Africa"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Lubbers) [probable outcomes from next European Council meeting; disagreement over need for/value of further sanctions; MT proposal for Howe to visit South Africa as President of EC] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: FCO record of conversation ("Meeting between the Minister of State and the President of the ANC") [Chalker, Tambo: "Chalker expressed her deep concern for the victims of today's bombings... dialogue... could only happen if there were a cessation of violence... explained why we did not believe that general economic sanctions would work"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 24 Tue South Africa: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("OD and Cabinet: South Africa") ["conclusions which Ministers reach in OD today and Cabinet tomorrow... should not become publicly known before the European Council"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 25 Wed South Africa: Prime Minister Hawke letter to MT (Chief Minister of Lebowa visit to London: 15-18 July 1986) ["regrettably, it must be recognised that the [Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group] initiative failed... we are now left with no alternative but to exert the most effective pressure we can... my Government will be considering additional measures"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 25 Wed South Africa: Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland letter to MT (sanctions against South Africa) ["congratulations on your strong statement... you are completely correct"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 26 Thu South Africa: UKE Pretoria telegram to FCO ("State of Emergency: sitrep") ["No relaxation of state of emergency in sight"; details] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 26 Thu South Africa: South African Embassy letter to No.10 (Chief Minister of Lebowa visit to London: 15-18 July 1986) ["In the circumstances we wondered whether the Prime Minister might wish to meet Dr Phatudi"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 27 Fri South Africa: UKE Washington letter to No.10 ("South African Minerals") ["significance for the Western industrialised world, and particularly the US"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 27 Fri South Africa: MT letter to President Botha (Conclusions of the European Council meeting on South Africa) ["A great deal now turns on the success of Geoffrey Howe's mission... I hope that you will extend a welcome to him and assume that you will see him yourself"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 27 Fri South Africa: Prime Minister Mulroney letter to MT (The Commonwealth and further measures against apartheid in South Africa) [Mulroney message to Botha; Canada measures against & message to South African govt; "What is more important is that we have a significant and co-ordinated Commonwealth response to South Africa in August"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 29 Sun South Africa: MT letter to Prime Minister Mulroney (European Council: President's mission to South Africa and consultation on further measures against apartheid) ["I should like to give you a very strong assurance that the action we have taken with our European partners is very much in keeping with the spirit of what the Commonwealth agreed in Nassau"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 29 Sun South Africa: MT letter to Prime Minister Gandhi (European Council: President's mission to South Africa and consultation on further measures against apartheid) ["I should like to give you a very strong assurance that the action we have taken with our European partners is very much in keeping with the spirit of what the Commonwealth agreed in Nassau"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 29 Sun South Africa: MT letter to Prime Minister Pindling (European Council: President's mission to South Africa and consultation on further measures against apartheid) ["I should like to give you a very strong assurance that the action we have taken with our European partners is very much in keeping with the spirit of what the Commonwealth agreed in Nassau"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 29 Sun South Africa: MT letter to President Kaunda (European Council: President's mission to South Africa and consultation on further measures against apartheid) ["I should like to give you a very strong assurance that the action we have taken with our European partners is very much in keeping with the spirit of what the Commonwealth agreed in Nassau"; personal message to Kaunda: "There have been few if any issues during my years as Prime Minister which have troubled me more deeply than the situation in South Africa"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 29 Sun South Africa: MT letter to President Babangida (European Council: President's mission to South Africa and consultation on further measures against apartheid) ["I should like to give you a very strong assurance that the action we have taken with our European partners is very much in keeping with the spirit of what the Commonwealth agreed in Nassau"] [declassified Feb 2016]
86 Jun 29 Sun South Africa: MT letter to Prime Minister Mugabe (European Council: President's mission to South Africa and consultation on further measures against apartheid) ["I should like to give you a very strong assurance that the action we have taken with our European partners is very much in keeping with the spirit of what the Commonwealth agreed in Nassau"] [declassified Feb 2016]