AL2956 :: The Emilia Potenza Collection

Collection No: AL2956
Title: The Emilia Potenza Collection
Creator: Unknown
Origination: Emilia Potenza
Publisher: SAHA
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1991
Extent: 0.3 linear metres (3 archival boxes)
Language: English
Acquisition: Accession Number: 91-010
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: 03 July 2009
Abstract: Politically active in the 1970s whilst a student at Wits University, Emilia Potenza joined the Wits-based organisation Catholic Society (Cathsoc) in 1977, and became involved in political campaigns such as "Free Mandela", housing and removal issues and providing support to pressure groups and political prisoners. In 1980 she joined the National Education Union of South Africa (NEUSA) and campaigned for them on a national level. When NEUSA joined ranks with the newly formed South African Teachers Union in the early 1990s Potenza shifted her focus towards assistance in the formation of a democratic education system in South Africa.
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