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  • July 07, 1960

    Confidential Telegram from South African Department of Foreign Affairs M. I. Botha to South African Ambassador to Vienna D.B. Sole on sale of Uranium to Israel

  • July 20, 1960

    Letter from South African Ambassador A.G. Dunn to South African Department for Foreign Affairs Official M.I. Botha on the Sale of Uranium to Israel

    South African Ambassador to the United States A.G. Dunn states that the United States would not approve of South Africa selling uranium to Israel even if the contract specified that they would obey IAEA safeguards once they were implemented worldwide.

  • July 21, 1960

    Letter from South African Department for Foreign Affairs Official M.I. Botha on Sale of Uranium to Israel (excerpt)

  • November 13, 1962

    Memorandum from South African Department of Foreign Affairs to Embassies in London, Washington, Ottawa, Canberra and Vienna on the Sale of Uranium to Israel

    Memorandum informing various embassies of the status of South Africa's sale of uranium to Israel, including the terms and safeguards which specified that the uranium should be "used for peaceful purposes only."

  • February 01, 1965

    Request from Department of the Prime Minister for Presidential Approval for a Bilateral Agreement on the Sale of South African Uranium to Israel

  • May, 1967

    Report, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Cooperation with Argentina in the Atomic Energy Field'

    Details the current status of South African nuclear cooperation with Argentina, France and Israel as well as South Africa's redesignation to the IAEA Board of Governors.

  • January 28, 1970

    Memorandum from South African Department of Foreign Affairs Regarding Mirage Aircraft

    The South African Ambassador in Cologne sends information on a meeting with a representative of the Dornier Aircraft Company regarding the possible purchase by South Africa of Mirage aircraft and their re-export to Israel.

  • September 13, 1972

    South Africa Department of Foreign Affairs, Letter from South African Consul General in Tel Aviv C.B.H. Fincham to on the Opening of Israeli Diiplomatic Missions in Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho

    The Consul General of the South African Embassy in Tel Aviv describes a conversation with Lt. Col. Pinchas Gonen regarding the opening of Israeli diplomatic missions in Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. Gonen described the job training and military-to-civilian transition programs Israel had assisted in creating in several African countries. They discuss Israeli foreign policy in Africa in general.

  • March, 1975

    Memorandum, Lt-General Raymond Fullarton Armstrong, US Department of Defense, Israel-South Africa

    A memorandum written by Chief of the Defense Staff Lt-General Raymond Fullarton Armstrong describes South Africa's nuclear weapons systems needs and outlines the rationale for having a nuclear deterrent.

  • March 31, 1975

    Minutes of Second Israel-South Africa (ISSA) Meeting

    Meeting minutes of Israel-South Africa (ISSA) meeting which discuss the nomination of Lt. Gen. H. de V. du Toit as security official of South Africa.

  • April 03, 1975

    Israel-South Africa Agreement (ISSA)

    Agreement between the South African and Israeli Ministers of Defense that outlines the two nations’ cooperation on nuclear issues.

  • June 04, 1975

    Notes on Meeting between Israeli and South African Ministers of Defense Shimon Peres and P.W. Botha in Zurich

    Summary of meeting between Israeli Minister Shimon Peres and South African Minister P. W. Botha in Zurich. They discuss stalled negotiations between South Africa and Israel for a project to produce lightweight fighters and other military equipment.

  • June 04, 1975

    Comparison of Notes on a Meeting Between Minister S. Peres and Minister P.W. Botha, Held in Zurich

    A list of edits to be made to meeting notes taken during the second Israel-South Africa (ISSA) meeting between Israel Minister Peres and South African Minister Botha.

  • June 30, 1975

    Meeting Minutes Regarding ISSA (Israel-South Africa Agreement)

    Minutes from the third ISSA meeting between representatives of the Israeli and South African governments, including Minsters Botha and Peres. Missile delivery systems and other military equipment are discussed.

  • July 01, 1975

    Notes and Agenda Related to Israel-South Africa Meeting in Lisbon

    Meeting notes and accompanying documents on Israel-South Africa (ISSA) meeting.

  • June, 1976

    Notes on April 1976 South African Visit to Israeli Scientific and Technical Intelligence Organization (LAKAM)

    Information on the organization, activities, and equipment of Israeli Bureau of Scientific Relations.

  • November 17, 1977

    Telegram from South African Ambassador to Israel, 'Israeli Reaction to the UN Arms Embargo Against South Africa'

    The South African Ambassador to Israel reports on the official response in Israel to the possibility of a UN arms embargo of South afriaca.

  • March 13, 1979

    Memorandum South African Defence Force, 'Report on Special Visit to Israel - 19 to 23 February 1979'

    Report on South African Major General Gleeson's visit to Israel 'in connection with a long range surface-to-surface missile.'

  • October 09, 1980

    Letter from Former Israeli Central Command Head Yonah Efrat to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan

    In a handwritten personal letter Yonah Efrat congratulates Malan on new assignment as Defense Minister.

  • November 12, 1980

    Memorandum from Chief of South African Military Intelligence Staff, 'Visit to RSA of General Yona Efrat, Israeli Defence Force Reserve'

    Memorandum approving funds for Israel General Yonah Efrat’s visit to South Africa. The purpose of the visit was for Efrat to "gain insight into our industrial potentials and fuel processing plants such as SASOL and Secunda."