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World (Newspaper)

  • Corporate body
  • 1932 -
The Bantu World was founded in April 1932 for an intended audience of black middle-class elite by Bertram Paver, a white ex-farmer. The Bantu World's first editor was Victor Selope-Thema who served until 1952. The World merged with Ilanga lase Natal (Natal Sun) in 1935, under Selope-Thema's editorship. Under Dr. Jacob Nhlapo, editor from 1953 to 1957, the name of the newspaper was changed to its current name, The World. Tselito Percy Peter Qoboza (1938-1988) became editor in chief of The World in 1974. It was banned in 1977, and most of its staff was either detained and/or banned after which it closed down.

Haron, Abdullah

  • ZA-COM-07592
  • Person
  • 8 February 1924 – 27 September 1969
Muslim cleric and anti-apartheid activist. He is best known for his anti-apartheid activism and subsequent death by the Security Branch of the apartheid-era South African Police Force in 1969.

Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

  • ZA-COM-03144
  • Person
  • 1931–
Archbishop Emeritus and anti-apartheid and human rights activist. Bishop of Lesotho, 1976–78. First black general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, 1978. Following the 1994 election, he chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. Recipient of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for seeking a nonviolent end to apartheid; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, 1986; and the Gandhi Peace Prize, 2005.


  • ZA-COM-07593
  • Corporate body
  • 1991 -
Advertising agency


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