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David Webster: a life cut short

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-05T09:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-05T09:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15851
dc.description.abstract Academic and anti-apartheid activist David Webster spent his childhood, adolescence, student days and academic life in one or the other of "four different countries in southern Africa in different phases of decolonialisation". Prior to Webster's birth, his family had migrated from South Africa to settle in Luanshya, in the then Northern Rhodesia. He was educated at Falcon College boarding school in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) before the family returned to South Africa. He registered at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, first to study accountancy, and then anthropology. At Rhodes, he became actively involved in student politics, and participated in a student protest in 1965 against the decision of the Grahamstown City Council to ban black students from watching games of the Rhodes University rugby team. The students organised a sit-in at the steps of the university's library in protest. Webster completed his studies at Rhodes in 1967. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject APARTHEID en
dc.subject WEBSTER en
dc.subject DAVID en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.title David Webster: a life cut short en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma , H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11813 en
dc.PageNumber 267-270 en
dc.outputnumber 10958 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G. (2020) David Webster: a life cut short. In: Reddy, V., Bohler-Muller, N., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma , H. (eds).<i>The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa</i>. Cape Town: BestRed. 267-270. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G. en


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