Item 0507 - 491 days : Prisoner number 1323/69

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491 days : Prisoner number 1323/69


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(26 September 1936 - 2 April 2018)

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Social worker, anti-apartheid and women’s rights activist. Member of the ANC. Married to Nelson Mandela, 1958–96 (separated 1992). Mother of Zenani and Zindziswa Mandela. First qualified black medical social worker at the Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg. Held in solitary confinement for seventeen months in 1969. Placed under house arrest from 1970 and subjected to a series of banning orders from 1962 to 1987. Established the Black Women’s Federation, 1975, and the Black Parents’ Association, 1976, in response to the Soweto Uprising. President of the ANCWL, 1993–2003. ANC MP.

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Acquisition method: Resource Centre ; Accessioned by: Zunelle Breytenbach

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NMCM ; Reading Room ; RC-M

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