AL3135 :: The Gertrude Fester Collection

Collection No: AL3135
Title: The Gertrude Fester Collection
Creator: Unknown
Origination: TRC Archival Project
Publisher: SAHA
Inclusive Dates: 2001
Bulk Dates: 2001
Extent: 0.1 linear metre (1 archival box) containing 1 file
Language: English
Acquisition: Accession Number: 04-011
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research
Use Restrictions: Copyright restrictions may apply. See SAHA copyright statement for Use Restrictions.
Copyright: Finding Aid: © The South African History Archive (SAHA)
Created: 30 July 2009
Abstract: In May 1988, Gertrude Fester was detained and subsequently put on trial with other political activists in a trial known as the 'Yengeni 14'. In March 1990 charges were dropped and Fester was released. She subsequently initiated the Women's Education Artistic Voice and Expressions (WEAVE), a black women's writing collective. Her paper entitled 'Apartheid's Residue - women's lives, struggles and testimonies: challenging patriarchal lenses' is a personal account of Fester's own detention in terms of Section 29 of the Internal Security Act and an interrogation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from a gender perspective.
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