RHODA, a biography, "Comrade Kadalie, you are out of order!"

: Pollack (J.)

R 475.00
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582pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


Rhoda Kadalie (1953-2022) founded the Gender Equity Unit at the University of the Western Cape, and served in Nelson Mandela's administration on the South African Human Rights Commission. She later resigned in protest and founded Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, an organization devoted to supporting private-public partnerships for social development. She wrote for various South African newspapers, and an anthology of her columns, In Your Face, was published in 2009. A prominent critic of the ANC government, she moved to the US in 2018 to be with her family, and died in Los Angeles in 2022.

Joel Pollak is a South African-born writer and attorney living in Los Angeles, California. From 2002 to 2006, he was speechwriter to Tony Leon, former Leader of the Opposition in South Africa's Parliament, and in 2006 worked on Helen Zille's mayoral campaign in Cape Town. After moving to the USA, in 2011 he joined Breitbart News, where he is currently senior editor-at-large and in-house counsel. His books include How Trump Won and Red November. He is married to Julia Pollak (née Bertelsmann), Rhoda Kadalie's daughter.