• South African Libel Case 1948, Vols. 1-4 [PDF]

The 1948 case – Alexander versus Jokl, Cluver, Clarke – became known as the “South African Libel Case”.

This Mouritz edition of the South African Libel Case is copied from the original eleven volumes of 2,232 pages of double-spaced, typewritten pages, dated 24 September 1948.


The volumes covered the libellous article in Manpower, a transcript of the court proceedings, letters on legal proceedings, the judgment, the transcript of the evidence taken on commission in London, and various letters and other documents added as evidence.


The transcript covers the examination of the following witnesses.
For the Plaintiff (Alexander): Evidence of Dr Wilfred Barlow, Dr Dorothy Drew, Norwood Coaker, P. Jack, H. H. Paine, Irene Tasker, Dr Duncan Whittaker, Dr Peter Macdonald, The Earl of Lytton, Sir Stafford Cripps, J. E. R. McDonagh, Dr Andrew Rugg-Gunn.

For the Defendants: Professor W. E. Underwood, Dr E. H. Cluver, Dr E. Jokl, Professor Samson Wright, Sir Alfred Webb-Johnson, Sir Henry Dale, Professor E. D. Adrian, Dr Wood, Dr Himmelweit, Brig. Thomas H. Wand-Tetley, Lt.-Col. Sidney J. Parker, Mr Clark-Turner.


The Mouritz edition reproduces the contents of the eleven volumes in the original sequence. The Mouritz edition consists of four volumes as PDFs, 1418 pages in total. 575,000 words. Each item has been numbered and dated to guide the reader as to the chronological order. The appendix contains more material on and summaries of the case.

A free PDF of the contents pages is available in the Mouritz Library.

Important: Because of the large PDF size, the four volumes will be emailed separately. Please allow 24 hours to receive them (longer during holidays). They will be sent to the email used for making the purchase. Although most PDFs are 3-4 MB in size, it is important that your email can receive up to 7MB files.

You can search, copy text and print from these PDFs. You cannot however extract pages.

You can also have the files as a single ebook (but it is not lay-out perfect so not an official product), either epub or mobi (for Kindle).

Book Specifications
Author/Editor South African Court Transcript. Edited by Jean M. O. Fischer.
Binding. Pages. Year. Four PDFs, each 2MB - 4MB in size. 1418 pages. (1440 pages including prelims.) 2016.
Errata Any corrections reported will be incorporated into the PDF. Any other mistakes not incorporated into the PDF will be listed here.

South African Libel Case 1948, Vols. 1-4 [PDF]

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