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Willie Hofmeyr interview transcript

Theme: A Very Obvious Contradiction


Call Number: A08.06.1
Identifier: AL2460_A08.06.1
Title: Willie Hofmeyr interview transcript
Date: 28 May 1985
Subject: Non-racialism;
Julie Frederikse;
Willie Hofmeyr;
The Unbreakable Thread;
United Democratic Front (UDF)
Description: This is a transcript of an interview with Willie Hofmeyr conducted by Julie Frederikse for her book 'The Unbreakable Thread: non-racialism in South Africa', published by Ravan Press, 1990. Willie Hofmeyr was elected to the Western Cape UDF executive in 1986, and in 1988 was detained and issued with a restriction order upon his release. He attained his law degree despite being barred from attending lectures, then began practising as a human rights lawyer. In 1989 he was one of a group of 22 restricted leaders who declared themselves unbanned as part of the MDM's Defiance Campaign. Detained, he won his release by staging a 28-day hunger strike, but was again severely restricted. Born: 1954 in Pinelands, Cape Town. Interviewed: 1985 in Cape Town. Included in the SAHA online repository 'Tracing the unbreakable thread: non-racialism in South Africa today'
Creator: Interviewer: Julie Frederikse; Interviewee: Willie Hofmeyr
Type: Transcript
Format: Access copy - PDF
Preservation copy - Tiff
Source: SAHA Collection AL2460
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Julie Frederikse
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