Oliver Tambo: the glue that holds us together

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T12:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T12:39:50Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15870
dc.description.abstract Oliver Reginald 'O.R.' Kaizana Tambo was born in the village of Nkantolo in the Pondoland (eQawukeni) region of what is now the Eastern Cape. His father, Mzimeni Tambo, the son of a farmer, was an assistant salesperson in a local trading store, and had ten children from his four wives. Tambo's mother, Julia, was his third wife and a devout Christian. Originally a traditionalist, Mzimeni Tambo later converted to Christianity. Tambo was christened Kaizana at birth, getting his name from Germany Kaizer Wilhelm, whose army had fought against the British in World War I. His father gave him the name to show his opposition to the 1878 colonisation of Pondoland by the British. Tambo began his formal education at the age of seven at the Ludeke Methodist School in the Bizana district, and completed his primary school education at the Holy Cross Missionary School in Flagstaff. He then went to St Peter's College in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, where he completed his schooling with a first-class pass and a number of distinctions. By this time, he was an extremely devout Christian, having been baptised three times already, first by evangelicals, then by Methodists and finally by Anglicans. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject APARTHEID en
dc.subject TAMBO en
dc.subject OLIVER en
dc.title Oliver Tambo: the glue that holds us together 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 11799 en
dc.PageNumber 59-66 en
dc.outputnumber 10944 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G. (2020) Oliver Tambo: the glue that holds us together. In: Reddy, V., Bohler-Muller, N., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma , H. (eds).The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. 59-66. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15870 en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G. en

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