THE PELINDABA COLLECTION 
The Pelindaba Collection contains more than 900 pages of declassified documents regarding apartheid South Africa’s clandestine nuclear weapons program. Sources include: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.), The South African History Archive (Johannesburg), as well as, N.S.A., C.I.A. and internal government communications obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
These documents cover a period of twenty-five years of South African nuclear policy, from early uranium supply arrangements under the United States-South Africa Atomic Energy Bilateral to the South African response to the September 1979 Vela incident and the subsequent destruction of its nuclear program. Large sections within these documents have been redacted.
1 "Pelindaba" is derived from the words pelile meaning "finished" and indaba meaning "discussion".