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Gool, Zainunnisa (Cissie)

  • ZA-COM-05552
  • Person
  • 1897–1963
Lawyer and anti-apartheid activist. Daughter of Abdullah Abdurahman. Founder and first president of the National Liberation League (NLL) and president of the Non-European United Front (NEUF) in the 1940s. Arrested and charged for her involvement in the 1946 Passive Resistance Campaign, and banned in 1954. In 1962, she was the first black woman to graduate from law school in South Africa and to be called to the Cape Bar. Posthumously awarded the Order of Luthuli in Silver by the South African government for her outstanding contribution to the struggle for liberation and for the ideals of a just, non-racist and democratic South Africa.


  • ZA-COM-05562
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  • ZA-COM-05591
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Gray, Liz

  • ZA-COM-05582
  • Person


  • ZA-COM-05598
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Gwe, Gift

  • ZA-COM-05607
  • Person


  • ZA-COM-05626
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Harber, A

  • ZA-COM-05631
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  • ZA-COM-05627
  • Corporate body

Harris, William Julius Henry

  • ZA-COM-05644
  • Person
  • 1922-2002

WJH (Joe) Harris was a carpenter and member of the Queensland branch of the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia. He became a freelance journalist writing on the history of the labour movement. He played an active role in, amongst others, the campaign against the South African Springbok Rugby tour.

Author of "The Bitter Fight: a pictorial history of the Australian Labor Movement". In the preface he describes himself as a "militant socialist, an industrial worker with first-hand experience of strikes, stoppages and victimization".

Haysom, Nicholas (Fink)

  • ZA-COM-05667
  • Person
  • 1952–
Lawyer, anti-apartheid activist, public servant and diplomat. Before 1994 he was involved in initiatives to promote peace or expose state-sponsored violence. He was President Mandela’s chief legal adviser from 1994-1999 and from 1999-2002 chaired the Burundi peace-talks which Mandela was facilitating. He joined the United Nations in 2005 and served in various UN initiatives promoting or facilitating peace.
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