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  • October 29, 1965

    Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Ambassador to France, 'Visit to South Africa – Prof. Francis Perrin'

    Request to make arrangements for French physicist Francis Perrin's visit to South Africa.

  • January 24, 1966

    South African Ambassador to France to Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 'Shipping of U.S.A. Plutonium to France'

    Ambassador Kotze reports that a French Foreign Ministry official stated that plutonium is shipped from the United States to France for civil research purposes.

  • October 19, 1966

    South African Chargé d’Affaires in Paris to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 'Mr Robert Hirsch – Invitation to Visit South Africa'

    The South African Embassy in Paris requests more information about invitations extended to French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) administrator Robert Hirsch, as well as Bertrand Goldschmidt and Jacques Mabile.

  • October 31, 1966

    Secretary for Foreign Affairs to South African Ambassador to France, 'Mr Robert Hirsch – Invitation to Visit South Africa'

    Details about invitations and timing of Robert Hirsch and Bertrand Goldschmidt's visit to South Africa in November.

  • September 06, 1967

    Director-General of South African Atomic Energy Board to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Roux approves of the proposed collaboration agreement with the French Atomic Energy Commission.

  • November 03, 1967

    Chairman of the South African Atomic Energy Board to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Roux sends two possible letter replies to Robert Hirsch, administrator of the French Atomic Energy Commission.

  • June 06, 1968

    South African Ambassador to Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 'Compatibility of the Euratom Treaty with France’s Intention to Obtain Plutonium and Other Fissile Materials from Canada'

    Ambassador Kotze notes three issues with the agreement which may aggravate tensions within the Euratom Energy Community.

  • June, 1970

    Handwritten Note on French and South African Nuclear Collaboration

    Drafted notes advising that the agreement between France and South Africa should be made public to underline that it is solely for peaceful purposes.

  • June 04, 1970

    Draft Letters Between Ministers

    Letter from the South Africa regarding possible cooperation with France in uranium enrichment.

  • June 08, 1970

    Chairman of the Atomic Energy Board, 'Discussions with French Nuclear Authority on Collaboration on Uranium Enrichment'

    Roux provides background on South Africa's nuclear energy program and their development of a new process for uranium enrichment.

  • June 12, 1970

    Discussion between the Honourable Prime Minister and Premier Chaban Delmas

    Negotiations on French/South Africa collaboration in uranium enrichment.

  • June 15, 1970

    Meeting between the Honourable Prime Minister and Premier Chaban Delmas

    Negotiations on French/South Africa collaboration in uranium enrichment.

  • June 22, 1970

    Telegram No. 98 from South African Embassy in Paris to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Four questions from the French on possible cooperation with South Africa on uranium enrichment.

  • June 23, 1970

    Telegram No. 100 from South African Embassy in Paris to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Report on meeting with Hervé Alphand on possible France/South Africa cooperation on uranium enrichment.

  • June 23, 1970

    Chairman of the Atomic Energy Board, 'Comments on Questions Posed by the French'

    Responds to French questions on possible France/South Africa cooperation on uranium enrichment. Roux states that the primary purpose of the proposal for South Africa would be political protection rather than technical knowledge.

  • June 25, 1970

    Telegram No. 103 from South African Embassy in Paris to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Information on French delegation coming to evaluate the South African process for uranium enrichment.

  • June 27, 1970

    Telegram No. 104 from South African Embassy in Paris to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    The French take issue with one of South Africa's proposed ammendments to the agreement for cooperation in uranium enrichment.

  • June 29, 1970

    Telegram No. 106 from South African Embassy in Paris to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Negotiations with Goldschmidt and Alphand continue on an agreement for cooperate on uranium enrichment.

  • June 29, 1970

    Telegram No. 105 from South African Embassy in Paris to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Negotiations on French/South Africa agreement to cooperate on uranium enrichment.

  • June 30, 1970

    Telegram No. 133 from South African Embassy in London to Secretary for Foreign Affairs

    Follow up to Roux's negotiations with the French for cooperation on uranium enrichment.