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Book launch: The Life of John Kgoana Nkadimeng

When: Saturday, 01 July 2023 - Saturday, 01 July 2023
Where: Senate Room
Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:14:00


You are cordially invited to attend the launch of Mokgomana: The Life of John Kgoana Nkadimeng, 1927-2020 by Peter Delius and Daniel Sher.

Nkadimeng was a prominent anti-apartheid activist and trade unionist in South Africa. He joined the African Tobacco Workers' Union and became a shop steward in 1949. He was involved in various political activities, including the Defiance Campaign and the ANC, and was charged with treason in 1956 but acquitted in 1961. Nkadimeng faced imprisonment, detention, and banning orders during his activism. He later served as the general secretary of SACTU and advocated for the formation of COSATU.

Nkadimeng was also a member of the South African Communist Party and served as an ambassador to Cuba. He received numerous awards for his lifelong dedication to the struggle against apartheid. Nkadimeng passed away in Johannesburg in 2020. 

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