Oral Histories

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Interview with Julius Nyerere 1963-08-10

Oral interview with Julius K. Nyerere (1922-1999), the first president of Tanzania (known as Tanganyika until 1964).

Interview with Peter Donald Hjul 1964-01-26

Oral interview with Peter Donald Hjul who was a leading figure in the Liberal Party, which existed from 1953 until 1968. Born in Northern Rhodesia in 1929, Hjul lived in Cape Town where he became involved in producing trade journals for the fishing industry in the early 1950s.

Interview with Alexander Hepple 1964-02-28

Oral interview, conducted in Johannesburg, with Alexander Hepple (1904-1983), politician and author, a member of the South African parliament for the white socialist Labour Party from 1953 to 1958, and edited its newspaper "Forward".

Interview with Potlako Kitchener Leballo 1968-09-11

Oral interview, conducted in Nairoi, with P. K. Leballo (1924-1986) a leader in the Africanist movement and later in the Pan Africanist Congress, serving as its secretary general from its founding in April 1959, and later as its acting president in exile.

Interview with Ashby Peter Solomzi Mda 1970-01-01

Oral interview, conducted in Mafeteng, with Ashby Peter Solomzi "A. P." Mda (1916-1993) who grew up in the Herschel district of the Transkei. He was prominent among the founders of the ANC Youth League in 1943-44, and served as its president after the death of Anton Lembede in 1947.

Interview with Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe 1970-08-08

Oral interview, in Kimberley, South Africa, with Robert Sobukwe (1924 to 1978), who was elected Founding President of the Pan Afticanist Congress in April 1959, jailed for several years as a result of the PAC anti-pass campaign, restricted to living in Kimberley and banned from attending meetings

Interview with Tsietsi Mashinini 1972-01-09

Transcript from a radio interview, in New York City, with Tsietsi Mashinini, on the aftermath and reporting of the Soweto riots, international relations and the role of the USA in the struggle for freedom in South Africa

Interview with SASO leaders 1972-10-23

Oral interview took place in the SASO office when Gerhart visited to make an appointment for a formal interview with Steve Biko, which took place the following day. Gerhart was preparing her doctoral dissertation, which became her book, ‘Black Power in South Africa’ (1978).

Interview with Duma Nokwe 1972-10-23

Oral interview with Duma Nokwe (1927-1978) who was Secretary-General of the ANC from 1958 to 1969. Born to working class parents in Evaton, he studied at St. Peter's School in Johannesburg, Fort Hare, and the University of the Witwatersrand, where he pursued law.

Interview with Steve Biko 1972-10-24

Oral interview, in Durban, with Steve Biko, on the rise of Black Consciousness, the growing resistance of students by 1972 and the roles of organisations such as NUSAS and SASO.

Interview with John Daniel 1976-06-00

Oral interview, conducted in Mbabane, with John Daniel, a student leader at the University of Natal who twice served as president of the National Union of South African Students (1966 and 1968).

Interview with Mr H Molooi 1979-02-23

Interview with Mr H Molooi at Chesterville in Durban, South Africa, in which he discusses his acquaintance with Mrs Ngcobo, and his experiences as a labourer at that time. Mrs Ngcobo was the only known, living daughter of Langalibalele Dube, until 1978, when she passed on.

Handwritten transcript of interview with Mrs J Dube, wife of the late Dr John Dube 1979-03-08

Handwritten transcript of interview with Mrs J Dube at the Ohlanga Institute,Inanda in Durban, South Africa, which was established in 1901 by her late husband, Dr John Langalibalele Dube (1871-1946).

Typed transcript of interview with Mrs J Dube, wife of the late Dr John Dube 1979-03-08


Interview with Mr. Mbongwe 1979-03-08

Oral interview with Mr Mbongwe, Senior Clerk, at the Bantu Affairs office. The audio quality of this interview is extremely poor. There is no transcript for this interview.

Interview with Mrs J Dube, wife of the late Dr John Dube 1979-03-08


Duties as Minister of the Interior, Resettlement, Township Administration, Inkatha and KwaZulu politics 1979-10-05

Oral interview with Dr F T Mdlalose, KwaZulu Minister of the Interior at his offices in Ulundi.

Black Art and Artists in South Africa 1979-11-14

Oral interview with Ms P Khosa, an art teacher who was residing at R740, Umlazi at the time and place of the interview.

Interview with the Midland Chamber of Industries 1985-10-31

Oral interview with members of the Midland Chamber of Industries headquartered in Port Elizabeth. The aim was to explore their views at a time when political protests, labor action and repression countrywide were at record highs. A partial state of emergency was is in force in the eastern Cape.

Interview with Amabutho members 1986-00-00

Oral interview with Amabutho which refers collectively to quasi-military formations of township youth who were also often known as "comrades" or "young lions." Mainly active in urban areas, especially in the eastern Cape, most were unemployed school-leavers who supported the United Democratic Fro

Interview with Frank Chikane 1987-05-04

Oral interview with Rev Frank Chikane, This interview was conducted just after Rev. Chikane's appointment as General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Chikane, age 36, was underground at the time of the interview.

Interview with Absolom Zithulele Cindi 1989-07-03

Interview with Absolom Zithulele Cindi who was an activist in the black consciousness movement and later in the Azanian People's Organization and the trade union movement. Born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg in 1950, he attended Orlando West High School in Soweto in the late 1960s.

Interview with Lebamang John Sebidi 1989-07-03

Oral interview, in Johannesburg, with Lebamang John Sebidi, the first Black rector at St Peters Seminary at Hammanskraal, South Africa.

Interview with Murphy Morobe 1989-07-03

Oral interview, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with Murphy Morobe,

Interview with Imrann Moosa 1989-07-11

Interview with Imrann Moosa who is an advocate active in AZAPO. The interview took place in his Durban law office on July 11, 1989.

Interview with D.B. - a returned exile 1990-09-26

Oral interview, conducted in New York City, with D.B, a returned exile.

Interview with Ntsizi Elijah Moremi 1991-04-07

Interview with Ntsizi Elijah Moremi who was a refugee in Kenya in the late 1970s. An adherent of the black consciousness movement, he became involved in efforts to create an external wing of the movement, the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA) in 1979-80.

Interview with Lybon Tiyani Mabasa 1991-04-07

Interview with Lybon Tiyani Mabasa, a leader in the Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO) at the time of this interview, was born in 1952 and graduated from Sekano-Ntoane High School in Soweto in 1971.

Interview with Sibongile Mthembu Mkhabela 1994-08-18

Oral interview with Sibongile Mthembu Mkhabela, conducted by a third year class in African Politics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The interviewee, nee Sibongile Susan Mthembu, was a leader in the Soweto Students Representative Council at the time of the 1976 Soweto uprising.

Interview with Herby Govinden 1999-00-00

Oral interview with Herby Govinden, on his experiences as a student and lecturer at Fort Hare in the 1950s

Interview with Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri 1999-02-25

Oral interview, conducted in Bloemfontein, with Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, on her experiences as a student at Fort Hare in the late 1950s

Interview with Marumo Moerane 1999-02-25

Oral interview with Marumo Moerane, on his experiences as a student at Fort Hare in the late 1950s

Interview with Ambrose Makiwane 1999-03-04

Oral interview, conducted at Cala, with Ambrose Makiwane. Makiwane entered Fort Hare in 1955, when he was age 34. His family lacked the means to send him earlier, and he had been expelled from Clarkebury after a student strike.

Interview with Stanley Mabizela 1999-04-19

Oral interview, in Cape Town, South Africa, with Stanley Mabizela, president of the youth league at the University of Fort Hare in 1960.

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