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Research outputs: POLITICS

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2020 Walter Sisulu: Isitwalandwe/ Seaparankoe

It was while working on the mines in Johannesburg that the young Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu first witnessed the power of collective action. Mi...

2020 Oliver Tambo: the glue that holds us together

Oliver Reginald 'O.R.' Kaizana Tambo was born in the village of Nkantolo in the Pondoland (eQawukeni) region of what is now the Eastern Cape...

2020 Joe Slovo: public enemy number one

Yossel Mashel "Joe" Slovo was among the most renowned leaders of the struggle against apartheid. A lifelong socialist and internationalist, ...

2020 Phyllis Naidoo: yearning for justice

Phyllis Naidoo was ten when she became conscious of racism. She had accompanied her father to the Institute of Race Relations, where she was...