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Research outputs: POLITICS

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2020 Ahmed Kathrada: a life committed to the struggle

Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, who was known as Kathy, is one of those singular individuals whose entire life was given to the liberation struggle,...

2020 A.P. Mda: the Africanist giant

Ashby Solomzi Peter 'A.P.' Mda is widely considered to be the organic intellectual and 'founding spirit' behind the Africanist tradition tha...

2020 Robert Sobukwe: founding president

The founding president of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, was the leading architect of the anti-pass ...

2020 Cissie Gool: the Joan of Arc of district six

Civil rights leader and anti-apartheid activist Zainunnisa "Cissie" Gool grew up in District Six. She was the younger of two daughters of Dr...