MOKGOMANA, the life of John Kgoana Nkadimeng, 1927-2020

: Delius (P.) & Sher (D.)

R 260.00
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214pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


John Kgoana Nkadimeng (1927-2020) was born in Sekhukhuneland. He travelled to the Witwatersrand in 1944 in search of work and became increasingly involved in SACTU, the Communist Party and the ANC. In 1976 he left South Africa for Swaziland, then Mozambique, before settling in Lusaka in 1982, where he continued his work for the ANC. He became general secretary of SACTU in 1983. He was appointed South African Ambassador to the People's Republic of Cuba in August 1995 by Nelson Mandela.

Peter Delius is Professor Emeritus in the History Department at Wits University. His books include The Land Belongs to Us, A Lion Amongst the Cattle, Mpumalanga: History and Heritage and with L. Phillips (eds.) A Long Way Home: Migrant worker worlds 1860–2014.

Daniel Sher has worked in education rights advocacy and works on a variety of research projects with Peter Delius, particularly on matters of land restitution.