Have You Heard From Johannesburg - Seven Stories of the GLOBAL anti-apartheid movement

Duma Ndlovu
Duma Ndlovu

Journalist and playwright

Duma Ndlovu is a poet, journalist, director, producer, and playwright. Born in Soweto, he attended the once prestigious Sekano Ntoane High School in Senaoane. After graduating, he began writing for the World Newspaper during the turbulent 1970s. In 1975 he founded the Medupe Writers Association, a national group that encouraged young black writers...

Dumisani Kumalo
Dumisani Kumalo

American Committee on Africa

For a decade beginning in 1967, Kumalo worked as a political reporter for the Golden City Post, the World newspapers, Drum, and the Johannesburg Sunday Times. He was a founder of the Union of Black Journalists, one of many organizations that grew out of the Black Consciousness Movement...

Eddie Funde
Eddie Funde

African National Congress

Eddie Funde is a qualified Electrical Engineer, with a Master of Sciences degree from the St. Petersburg Polytechnical Institute in St. Petersburg. He joined the African National Congress underground in South Africa after its banning in the early sixties and was forced into exile in 1965. Thereafter he served in various capacities of the ANC for more than twenty years...

Elias "Roller" Masinga
Elias

Soweto Student Representative Council; African National Congress

Not a person to abscond from liberation duty, Masinga responded by rising to the daunting challenges that faced South Africa in the 1970s and beyond. He became an active member and leader of the youth and student movements, contributing to the emergence of the SA Student Movement...

Enuga (ES) Reddy
Enuga (ES) Reddy

United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid

ES Reddy came to the United States from India in 1946 and started working for the United Nations Secretariat in 1949, serving there for 35 years. From 1963 to 1984 he was the U.N. official in charge of action against apartheid.

Ethel de Keyser
Ethel de Keyser

British Anti-Apartheid Movement

Born and educated in South Africa, the daughter of a garment factory owner, Ethel De Keyser came to Britain after school to continue her studies in English literature and theatre. When she learned of the detention of her older brother, Jack Tarshish, following the Sharpeville massacre in March 1960, and the subsequent state of emergency, she returned home, where she was drawn into the anti-apartheid struggle...

Fons Geerlings
Fons Geerlings

Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement

Fons Geerlings first went to Africa when he was a student in 1968 and 1969, where he met representivies from SWAPO and the ANC. When he came back to Amsterdam, he became actively involved in the Angola Committee.

Frene Ginwala
Frene Ginwala

African National Congress

Frene Noshir Ginwala is a retired South African politician and a member of the African National Congress. She was the Speaker of the House in the South African parliament when the first democratic government with Nelson Mandela as president came in to power in 1994. After leaving South Africa in 1960 as a student to help arrange the escape of the late ANC President Oliver Tambo...

Gary Foley
Gary Foley

Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist

Gary Foley became involved in the black power movement in Redfern, a suburb of Sydney, in 1967, agitating against Australia's racist laws and for Aboriginal land rights.

Gay McDougall
Gay McDougall

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Gay McDougall grew up in the segregated South, in Atlanta, Georgia.  When she finished high school, she was chosen to be the first black student to integrate into Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.