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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Vula code names, places, equipment

Name & Equipment Codes

Tony=Theo

Isabella=Carl

Rocky=Ron

Elsa=Edith

GM=Arthur

Leo=Pete

Janet=Kay

Charles=John

Madiba=Sipho

Alphons=Timo

Simon=Reynold

Cindy=Lucy

Botswana=Boris

Canada=Ramon

Durban=Lobby

France=Monica

Holland=Lucy's place

Joburg=Jessy

London=Cleo

Lusaka=Mike

Swaziland-Govan

Zimbabwe=Sydney

SACP=retailer

Here are the codes you asked for:

'T' code for methods of communication:

TB=Paging service ('bleep')

TC=TapeCoder

TD=Direct communications via modem (using Coder program 'Direct' version)

TG=Telecom Gold or other e-mail service (using Coder program 'Telegold' version)

TK=KeyCoder

TL=Text Lite

TM=By post ('mail')

TP=Tone pad (DTMF keypad)

TR=TapeCoder on Radio

TS=Cellphone ('suitcase')

TT=Text Tell

TV=Answering service ('Voicebank')

TV codes:

Dates

Month + 2 (eg. Jan = March)

Date + 3 (eg. 7/9 = 10/11; 28/9 = 1/11

Time (hour) + 4 (eg. 11h00 = 15h00; 00h00 = 04h00

Phones:

123 4087

-        11

123 4976 then follows 3, 4, 5

SACP

Donovan

retailer

Underground

Eugene

 

Money

Photos (denominations of 100 = b/w photos: 1000s = colour. Eg 3 colour photos = 3000; 3 b/w photos = 300)

Things:

Floppy disk     Cigar

Guide     Courier

Musical arrangement     Ordinance

Yeast     Binoculars

Codes for methods of communication & types of encryption:

FM     = Paging service ('bleep')

SW     = Electronic answering service ('Voicebank')

TC     = Tape Coder

TE     = E-mail Coder

TK     = Key Coder

TO     = Organizer Coder

TS     = Cellphone ('suitcase')

TT     = Text Tell

Mnemonic codes:

AM     = Answering machine

CS     = CompuServe

LT     = Laptop (i.e. T1000 at Mark's)

MC     = Memocom

MM     = Modem

SW Codes:

Dates:

None at present!

Phones:

i)     No code for international included in a number.

ii)     Include country only if it differs from our respective existing bases; only include town if it is other than Cynthia or that of your residence.

iii)     Numbers go: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/0

iv)     First add to actual number: 424540 (repeated in that order as many times as necessary – no carry rule)

Eg:     123 4567     < = = Phone numbers

     424 5404

     ---------

     547 9961     < = = Number sent

vi)     Give the final number over SW.

Places:

Place

Current name

Previous

Previous

Previous

Durban

Raoul

Lobby

Zola

Grace

Johannesburg

Cynthia

Jessy

Sello

Solly

Cape Town

Sheila

Doris

Scarborough

 

Ruth

Gea

E. Cape

  

Harare

Claude

Sydney

Freddy

Howard

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