: Pahad (E.)

R 450.00
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561pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

Dr Essop Gollum Pahad was born in Schwietzer-Reneke in 1939. He became a member of the Transvaal Indian Congress in 1958, was banned in 1964, and went into exile in the UK. He became more involved with the ANC and SACP, and represented the SACP on the editorial council for the World Marxist Review. He returned to South Africa in 1990. After the 1994 general election he served as the Parliamentary Counsellor to then-Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, and was Minister in the Presidency from 1999 - 2008. After Mbeki's resignation as President in September 2008 Pahad submitted his resignation as Minister. He was a member of the Organising Committee of the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee and a distinguished research fellow at the Centre for Africa-China Studies, University of Johannesburg. Pahad died in July 2023.