Oral Histories

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Interview with Ambrose Makiwane

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

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

Duties as Minister of the Interior, Resettlement, Township Administration, Inkatha and KwaZulu politics

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

Black Art and Artists in South Africa

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 Sibongile Mthembu Mkhabela

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 Duma Nokwe

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 Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

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 Mrs J Dube, wife of the late Dr John Dube


Interview with Ashby Peter Solomzi Mda

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 Potlako Kitchener Leballo

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 Alexander Hepple

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 Peter Donald Hjul

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 SASO leaders

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).

Handwritten transcript of interview with Mrs J Dube, wife of the late Dr John Dube

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).

Interview with John Daniel

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 Tsietsi Mashinini

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 Mr. Mbongwe

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 Mr H Molooi

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.

Interview with Steve Biko

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.

Typed transcript of interview with Mrs J Dube, wife of the late Dr John Dube



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