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Death of a largely unsung heroine

December 9, 2016

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Myrtle Berman, anti-apartheid activist, librarian, political prisoner, hunger striker, international management consultant and lifelong socialist, died peacefully in her apartment in Cape Town on December 8. She was 92 and did not recover consciousness following a stroke on November 25.

Obituary

November 5, 2016

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The funeral of Lionel Morrison, journalist, trade unionist, social activist and the youngest accused, at age 21, in South Africa’s historic, four-year treason trial will be held in London in two weeks.

Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan 1920 – 2016

July 18, 2016

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One of South Africa’s great — and largely unsung — fighters against apartheid and for women’s rights died yesterday in a hospice in Taylor in the US state of Michigan.  Phyllis Priscilla Ntantala-Jordan was 96. An activist, polemicist, author and academic, she tended for much of her life to be described as “Mr A. C. […]

Obituary: Ann Harris Wolfe 1938 – 2016

April 14, 2016

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Ann Harris, a fighter for justice, is dead. The widow of the only "white" political opponent of apartheid to be hanged, she died in her Wakelyns Farm home in Suffolk, England on April 11.

Farewell to an unassuming hero

March 27, 2011

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Henry Gordon  — ‘Squire’ — Makgothi 1928 – 2011 One of the most humble of a fighting generation of ANC leaders died this week (on 24/03/2011). Henry Gordon — “Squire” — Makgothi, teacher, defiance campaigner and treason trialist was perhaps the most unassuming of the leading figures in the liberation movement. Loyal, often to a […]

Farewell to an anti-apartheid battler

December 17, 2010

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Tom Newnham, the man who probably did more than any other single individual in New Zealand to break rugby and other sporting ties with apartheid South Africa, died in Auckland this week, aged 84. And educator, editor, publisher, author and activist, he was the driving force behind the Citizens’ Association for Racial Equality (CARE) that, […]