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The Brenthurst Library is a private repository of Africana in Johannesburg built by Harry Oppenheimer in 1984 as he started to disengage from the family's mining interests.[1] It houses a collection of some 20,000 volumes,[2] including rare manuscripts and documents. Among these were the only complete record of the proceedings of the treason trial of Nelson Mandela,[3] until the papers were handed over to the Mandela estate in November 2008.[4]



  • Pallister, David (21 August 2000). "Harry Oppenheimer". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  • "National Archives receives copy of records of the Rivonia Treason Trail from Mr HF Oppenheimer". South African Government Information Service. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  • "Treasure chest of Africana at Brenthurst". Johannesburg News. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
  • "Mandela receives Rivonia trial transcripts". Retrieved 30 November 2008.[clarification needed]

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