Source Material

Official documents

a passenger list provided by the Transvaal Indian Congress

The official passenger list Of the S.S.Tilawa from the 31 December 1942.

received from the Transvaal Indian Congress.

The story of Ahmed Esoof Bobat.

Received from his son, Yoosuf Bobat.

Newspaper Articles

A newspaper article on the riddle of the S.S.Tilawa

A newspaper article Titled “The Riddle of The S.S.Tilawa.”

Published in the Sunday Times in 2001.

a newspaper article of the 65th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S.Tilawa

A Newspaper article on sinking of the the S.S.Tilawa.

Published on the 65th anniversary of it’s sinking in the Laudium Sun in 2007.

A newspaper article on the story of Casim Mohomed Sema

A newspaper article on the story of Moulana Casim Mohomed Sema.

Published in a local news publication in Johannesburg.

A newspaper article on the story of Abdul Razak Halim

A newspaper article on the story of Abdul Razak Halim.

Published in a local news publication.

A newspaper article on the story of Abdul Razak Halim

A newspaper article on the story of a survivor. 

Published in the Cape Times on the 10th of November 1951. Submitted by Faik Toefy.

A newspaper article on the story of Abdul Razak Halim

A newspaper article on the story of a survivor.

Published in the Cape Argus. Submitted by Faik Toefy.

A newsp[aper article about Ismail Cader

A newspaper article on the story of Ismail Cader.

Published in the Cape Argus oin April 23 1985. Submitted by Ismail Rawoot.

Online Articles

A picture of the S.S.Tilawa

Stephen Hofmeyr QC Defeats South Africa’s sovereign immunity claim.

All persons claiming to be interested in and/or to have rights in respect of the Silver.

A picture of the S.S.Tilawa

Treasure hunter fights to keep £32m hoard of sunken silver.

David Brown, Chief News Correspondent, Thursday December 17 2020, The Times.