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August 26, 1977

Cable, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'South Africa: Nuclear Bomb Charges'

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South African department of Foreign Affairs cable to its embassies addressing the Soviet charge that South Africa is on the precipice of developing a nuclear bomb. The message states that South Africa has no intentions of developing a weapon, that the Kalahari facility is not being used to test explosives, and that “there will not be any nuclear explosive testing of any kind in South Africa.” Attached is a copy of the Prime Ministers’ 24 August 1977 speech in Cape Town.

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South African Foreign Affairs Archives, Brand Fourie, Atomic Energy, File 2/5/2/1, Vol 1, Vol 2. Obtained and contributed by Anna-Mart van Wyk, Monash South Africa.


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