Conversations with History; Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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South African Ahmed Kathrada served 26 years as a political prisoner of apartheid with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. He is now a member of South Africa's Parliament.For more information about Mr. Kathrada, see the note on the Ahmed M. Kathrada Collection at Michigan State University. Photos by Benny Gool reprinted from the Johannesburg Cape Times are courtesy of Artists for a New South Africa (310-204-1748).
Welcome to a "Conversation on International Affairs." I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our distinguished guest today is Ahmed Kathrada, a leading political figure in South Africa. Mr. Kathrada began his involvement in the struggle against apartheid as a youth leader of the South African Indian community. He became a core member of the ANC, was convicted in the famed Rivonia trial, and served 26 years in prison with President Mandela. Now his responsibilities include serving as a member of Parliament, Parliamentary Councilor to the Office of the President, and preserving the history of Robben Island.
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