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Principle and pragmatism in the liberation struggle: a political biography of Selby Msimang

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:21:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:21:10Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14004
dc.description.abstract Henry Selby Msimang was one of the great South Africans of the twentieth century. Born in 1886 in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, he was a founding member, interpreter and assistant to the Secretary General of the African National Congress in 1912, a president of the pioneering Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) in the 1920s and 1930s, General Secretary of the All African Convention (AAC) in the 1930s, a member of the Natives Representative Council and provincial secretary of the Natal ANC in the 1940s and early 1950s, a prominent member of the Liberal Party in the 1950s and 1960s, and thereafter a founder and executive member of the Inkatha Yenkululeko Yesizwe in the 1970s. Such a long and diverse political career would make any person noteworthy, but Msimang was also an intellectual figure of remarkable talent - a prolific author and writer, journalist and public debater - and a man, who despite great trials and tribulations, did not compromise his principles and fundamental values, his commitment to the struggle for freedom, justice and human rights. In short, the book deals with the universal subject of political decision-making and the complicated journey of individuals within political formations within the struggles for political liberation, human rights and social justice. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject MSIMANG en
dc.subject SELBY en
dc.subject LIBERATION STRUGGLES en
dc.title Principle and pragmatism in the liberation struggle: a political biography of Selby Msimang en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10895 en
dc.outputnumber 9968 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mkhize, S.M. (2019) <i>Principle and pragmatism in the liberation struggle: a political biography of Selby Msimang. </i> Cape Town: BestRed. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mkhize, S.M. en


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