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Mompati |Ruth | 1925-2015 | politician

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  • 1925-2015

Mompati was the ANC Chief representative to the UK (1981-82) and became part of the delegation that opened talks with the South African government at Groote Schuur in 1990. In 1994, she was elected a member of parliament in the National Assembly. She was appointed ambassador to Switzerland from 1996 to 2000 and on her return became the mayor of Vryburg (Naledi) in the North-West Province.

She was involved in several key events throughout the SC AAM campaign, she spoke at the Scottish AAM conference in 1983, attended Mandela's Freedom of the Nine Cities Ceremony in 1993 and spoke at a dinner for Scottish delegates to South Africa in 1994.

Msimang|Mendi| fl.1960 - | treasurer-general ANC

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Msimang was the ANC Chief Representative to the UK. He has been treasurer-general to the ANC since 1998. Key SC AAM events that he was involved in included advising on the Sechaba Festival and Conference in 1990 and advising on Mandela's visit to Glasgow in 1993.

Naidoo | Indres | 1936-2014 | Anti-Apartheid activist

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  • 1936-2014

Naidoo was a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe the military wing of the African National Congress. He served ten years on Robben Island after being sentenced in 1963. He visited Glasgow in 1988 to accept a symbolic giant key to 'unlock' Mandela's prison door. This act marked the conclusion of the Glasgow Green Rally which was followed by a march down to London as part of the Freedom at 70 campaign.

Nujoma |Sam |b.1929 |President of Namibia

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  • b. 1929

Nujoma was the first president of independent Namibia (1990-2005). In the 1950s he helped found the Ovamboland People's organisation, the forerunner of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO). In 1960 he was named president of SWAPO during it's founding year, he stepped down from this position in 2007.

In 1987 he visited Glasgow and spoke at the City Chambers.

Pahad | Essop |b.1939 |politician

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  • b. 1939

Essop Pahad is the Former Minister in the Presidency of Republic of South Africa from 1999 to 2008. Previously he had been involved with the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.

He came to Glasgow in 1986 to rename Nelson Mandela Place and was present at the dinner for the Scottish delegation to South Africa in 1994.

Pye | Mike | |Councillor

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Pye was a Councillor from Sheffield and was Chair of Local Authority Action Against Apartheid. He introduced the speakers at the NALA event which Mandela spoke at during his visit to Glasgow to receive the Freedom of the Nine Cities in 1993.

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