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1989 Nov 1 - 1990 Feb 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/3171
South Africa (Internal situation: relations with UK; release of Nelson Mandela) (Part 21)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2017 Jul 20
Classification: Secret Cab One
Page count: 493
Any docs withheld? 10

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89 Dec 12 Tue South Africa: Charles Powell letter to Hurd PS ("South Africa") [MT changes to draft statement for Mandela's expected imminent release] [declassified Jul 2017]
89 Dec 18 Mon South Africa: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("South Africa") [UK's plan of action for response to Mandela's expected imminent release] [declassified Jul 2017]
89 Dec 21 Thu South Africa: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Hurd) ["South Africa": UK's plan of action for response to Mandela's expected imminent release] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 3 Wed South Africa: UKA Cape Town despatch to Hurd ("South Africa: Annual Review: 1989") ["A year of positive change"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 8 Mon South Africa: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Meeting with Sir Robin Renwick") [release of Mandela; political reform; possible MT visit; Namibia; Renwick to Hurd: Annual Review 1989] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 9 Tue South Africa: No.10 conversation record (“South Africa”) [MT, UK Ambassador Robin Renwick, Charles Powell - possible release of Mandela] [declassified 2014]
90 Jan 10 Wed South Africa: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Hurd) ["South Africa": how UK should react to Mandela's release] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 12 Fri South Africa: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("South Africa") [soundings recent visit: "general optimism that the old stalemates are about to be broken... the key issues are perceived to be economic. How can foreign capital be drawn in..."] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 15 Mon South Africa: Charles Powell minute to MT ("South Africa") ["FCO's contingency plan... on how we should respond to Mandela's release"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 19 Fri South Africa: No.10 record of conversation ("South Africa") [Charles Powell, Dr. Denis Worrall] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 22 Mon South Africa: Charles Powell letter to Hurd PS ("South Africa") [joint invitation from MT and Kohl to Mandela] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 22 Mon South Africa: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("South Africa") [release of Mandela: proposed joint Anglo-American statement] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 23 Tue South Africa: UKE Cape Town telegram to FCO ("South Africa: meeting with de Klerk") [UK Ambassador Renwick record of conversation: Hurd visit; de Klerk visit to UK; negotiations with political opponents; ANC violence; sanctions; use of the death penalty] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 23 Tue South Africa: UKE Cape Town telegram to FCO ("South Africa: meeting with the Finance Minister") [UK Ambassador Renwick record of conversation: Defence issues; the need for de Klerk's forthcoming speech for the Opening of Parliament to address Mandela's release and negotiations] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 24 Wed South Africa: Charles Powell letter to Hurd PS ("South Africa") [de Klerk visit to UK; release of Mandela imminent] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 25 Thu South Africa: UKE Cape Town telegram to FCO ("South Africa: reform") [expected key points of forthcoming de Klerk speech likely to announce imminent release of Mandela] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Jan 30 Tue South Africa: UKE Washington telegram 234 to FCO (0200Z) ("Secretary of State's meeting with Secretary Baker") [Hurd, Baker record of conversation: lifting of sanctions in response to Mandela's release; inviting Mandela to US; G7; Angola] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Feb 1 Thu South Africa: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("President de Klerk's speech: 2 February") [lines to take on the eve of speech announcing Mandela's release: "In the expectation that Mr de Klerk announces some new moves towards negotiations, but ones which are modest compared with media expectations"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Feb 1 Thu South Africa: Charles Powell minute to MT ("President de Klerk's speech: 2 February") [de Klerk informs UK Ambassador Renwick of meeting with Mandela on the eve of speech announcing Mandela's imminent release, and requests Renwick convey assurances that speech will announce "major steps"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Feb 1 Thu South Africa: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Mrs Chalker's meeting with President Mugabe: South Africa") [record of conversation: "discussed process of change in South Africa at some length"] [declassified Jul 2017]