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Sweeney, William |b. 1950 |composer

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  • b. 1950

Sweeney is a prolific Scottish composer . He wrote the composition for 'I Will Wait' - based on the poem by Wally Serote which was performed at the Sechaba Conference Gala in 1990.

Tambo, Oliver | 1917-1993 | politician

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  • 1917-1993

Tambo was President of the ANC. He visited Glasgow to greet marchers from the Glasgow City Chambers balcony during the march from Glasgow to London held as part of the Freedom at 70 campaign in 1988.

Toivo ja Toivo, Andimba | b. 1924| politician

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  • b. 1924

Toivo ja Toivo is a Namibian anti-apartheid activist, politician, co founder of South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) and former political prisoner, held on Robben Island for 16 years, in the same section as Nelson Mandela (1968-1984). Toivo ja Toivo spoke at the Glasgow Green Rally in 1988 which marked the start of the march down to London as part of the Freedom at 70 campaign.

Serote| Mongane Wally|b. 1944|poet

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  • b. 1944

During apartheid Wally Serote was an ANC Cultural Attache and poet. He wrote the poem 'I Will Wait' and is know as one of the Soweto 'township' poets.

He is politically active and was held without trial in solitary confinement under the regime's Terrorism Act and, later exiled from his home country of South Africa after earning an MFA from Columbia University while on a Fulllbright scholarship.

He has won numerous awards and has served as a member of the South African Parliament.

Webb, Angela | anti-apartheid activist

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Webb co-managed the South African musician Marah Louw's fundraising tour of the UK in 1994 with Kevin Buchanan. Louw visited the cities which had given Mandela their Freedom, as well as Edinburgh and Liverpool. The tour was a fundraising effort for the ANC's electoral campaign.

Buchanan|Kevin||Anti-Apartheid activist

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Buchanan co-managed the South African musician Marah Louw's fundraising tour of the UK in 1994 with Angela Webb. The tour visited the cities which had given Mandela their Freedom as well as Edinburgh and Liverpool. The tour raised funds for the ANC's electoral campaign.

Esack, Farid | b. 1959 | Muslim scholar

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  • 1959

Dr Farid Esack has an international reputation as a Muslim scholar, speaker and human rights activist. He has lectured widely on religion and Islamic studies and also served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality with Nelson Mandela's government. He has authored numerous Islamic books and is currently the Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

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