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Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada (sometimes nicknamed Kathy) (born 21 August 1929) is a South African politician and former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist.

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I learned of the death of Ahmed Kathrada with dismay and sadness.
Students: Film screening of AHMED KATHRADA: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS on 5/24 at 6pm Hunter North 506
I remember the excitement of Sunny when he spoke on the phone in our office with fellow prisoner Ahmed Kathrada sho…
He didn't listen to Ahmed kathrada what makes them believe that he will listen to Mangosuthu
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Ahmed Kathrada was one of those who called for him to step down. Just one of many.
“Anger, revenge are negative emotions,” Ahmed Kathrada told NPR this year. “If one harbors those emotions, you suffe…
Ahmed Kathrada, unflinching opponent of apartheid in South Africa, dies at 87
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is concerned about Palestinian prisoners who are continuing with their hunger strike over poor conditions
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says it’s concerned about the health of Palestinian detainees on a hunger strike. SZ
Go well Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, it is a testament to your humility that you passed without a fuss. A life well spent in purs…
It was last month that we lost one of our liberation heroes, Ahmed Kathrada . Speaking at the Wasatiyyah Symposium.
Days after she laid her husband Ahmed Kathrada to rest, Barbara Hogan prepares to speak after the htt…
According to ENCA, the family has requested president Zuma not to speak at Ahmed Kathrada's funeral.
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Call for volunteers, Mr Ahmed Kathrada calling on volunteers last year. Fill in the sign up form to join us this...
1970s British AntiApartheid Movement poster for South African political prisoner Ahmed Kathrada, sentenced to life at t…
Condolences to the struggle hero Mr Ahmed Kathrada, may your soul rest in peace and our greets to comrades who in parad…
Africa. Ahmed Kathrada,Another hero of freedom passes, he must have looked at the Zuma corruption clic and thou…
Letter: Ahmed Kathrada is a shining example for today's South African Asians - The Guardian
Letter: Ahmed Kathrada is a shining example for today’s South African Asians
Attended the memorial for Ahmed Kathrada (uncle Kathy) with my deddy today. Speakers urged citizens to show...
PSL confirms moment of silence for Ahmed Kathrada, Rantlai Petrus Molemela and Joe Mafela.
White South African tells Desmond Tutu and Ahmed Kathrada they don't know how to recognize apartheid.
Ahmed Kathrada has served as a Member of Parliament between 1994 and 1999.
" Ahmed Kathrada, Veteran Communist and National Liberation Icon in South Africa, Dies at 87 Former political p"
“Surely, it's an indictment of Zuma when his own party is rejecting him”, says Ahmed Kathrada's widow Barbara Hogan.
Former political prisoner, Nelson Mandela ally and South African politician Ahmed Kathrada has died.
Mourners gives standing ovation to Kgalema as he reads (Ahmed Kathrada's) riot act to Zuma. He left without a formal reply.
DUT joins SA in Mourning Loss of Ahmed Kathrada | Durban University of Technology
Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist who spent 26 years in prison, has died at 87.
Ahmed Kathrada: anti-apartheid titan who was jailed with Mandela dies at 87
Ahmed Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid leader who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, dies at 87
People have gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to pay tribute to Ahmed Kathrada.
Our thoughts go out to the millions Ahmed Kathrada touched in a tireless campaign for equality in South Africa. https:/…
Ahmed Kathrada, who was imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela, described Israel's actions as 'worse than apartheid'
Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada who spent many years in jail alongside Nelson Mandela, dies at age 87
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela, dies at age 87.
Remembering anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, just died at 87. Was honored to meet him on Robben Island in 2010, where I took this …
Statement by the Durban University of Technology on the Passing of Liberation Stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada. The...
The Soweto Gospel Choir is singing Josh Groban's You raise me up. People have gathered to pay tribute to Ahmed Kathrada.
Soweto Gospel Choir have opened the prayer session for the late Ahmed Kathrada at the Nelson Mandela Fo…
Ahmed Kathrada writes to Morgan Freeman explaining why he shouldn't accept an award from Canadian Friends of Hebrew University,…
South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies at the age of 87 in Johannesburg
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RIP Ahmed Kathrada. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Hamba Kahle.
Ahmed has passed on. . Our sincerest condolences to his family. R.I.P
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has praised A struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada as a champion of non-racial justice.
Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has died This was a quintessential selfless…
Rest in Peace Ahmed Kathrada... Thank you for your role in the acquiring of freedom for all of us
Struggle Stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has passed away 🕯📿 and thank you for everything 🌹
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Ahmed Kathrada: On 25 years of freedom, love and peace By RANJENI MUNUSAMY
[VIDEOS] During 26 years and 3 months in prison, he obtained 4 university degrees. Know more >>
Bantu Holimisa shares his memories of Ahmed Kathrada: via
VIDEO | Bantu Holimisa shares his memories of Ahmed Kathrada
"The greatest honour to Kathy is to defend everything he fought for with everything we have got." Mark Heywood. Rest in…
Rest In Peace Ahmed Kathrada. The other struggle giants are waiting to embrace you. "Well done good and faithful servant."…
My heartfelt condolences to the Kathrada family for the sad loss of one of SouthAfrica's Heroes,uncle Ahmed Kathrada. Rest in…
Another legend leaves us. Ey but when a man made a difference such as he did i think he can go in peace knowing...
Ahmed Kathrada asks Zuma to resign - Read it in full (via )
We've lost an icon of our democratic South Africa. A stalwart of our struggle & a symbol of moral & ethical leadership.…
Tributes pour in for ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada
Our condolences go to the family of Ahmed Kathrada today.
Uncle Ahmed Kathrada, my condolences to the family be comforted. He ran his race and fought a good fight of the struggle.
what a beautiful celebration of Ahmed Kathrada's life. Rich and humble soul. Lots of life lessons
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Along with our grief about the death of Ahmed today we will have to stomach the vultures eulogizing what they tra…
1/3: The passing on of Ahmed Kathrada reminds me of Prof Ogara's illustration of the need to always give the quiet ones a chance to speak
Uncle Kathy's selflessness: "There comes a time when you have to say, 'Look chap, you tried your best,but make way.". h…
'Freedom did not fall from the sky, bt was fought for with blood , sweat & tears'- Ahmed Kathrada. Rest in peace uncle Kat…
Was just shocked by the fall of Mr Ahmed Kathrada. Yhoo his funeral is this afternoon.
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The ANC veteran and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died in Johannesburg, aged 87.
The family of Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada are remembering him as a resilient, determined man, even in his last days. https:…
BREAKING NEWS: struggle stalwart, Ahmed has died. Kathrada's Foundation has confirmed the sad news.
Ahmed Kathrada: "The hardest thing to open is a closed mind." Thank you for proving what seem to be impossible, possible…
'Submit to the will of the people and resign': The day Ahmed Kathrada asked Zuma to step down https:…
Ahmed has passed on. Details to follow.
We pay tribute South African struggle icon "Kathy" Kathrada who passed away earlier today.
Ahmed Kathrada has died. May his soul Rest In Peace. The man finished his race with strength and distinction.
is deeply saddened by the passing of struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada. Our thoughts are with his family and…
A life built on eradicating racism and inequality
Statement on the passing of friend & founding trustee Ahmed Kathrada https…
Ahmed Kathrada, Nelson Mandela's trusted ally who helped overturn apartheid in South Africa, dies at 87
The death of Ahmed Kathrada also signals the death of the ANC.The old guards have gone and ANC destroyers re…
Mandela’s fellow prisoner Ahmed Kathrada urges Morgan Freeman to pull out of Hebrew University fundraiser
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu said Ahmed Kathrada was a man of remarkable gentleness, modesty – and steadfastness.
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A sad day in South African history with the passing of liberation icon, Ahmed Kathrada. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Actually remembering that my first Robben Island tour was directed by Ahmed Kathrada... very impassioned and insightful it was. A gent
We see that Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu AND Ahmed Kathrada were moved off of Robben Island Prison. ✊🏾
At the launch of Ahmed Kathrada's Conversations with a Gentle Soul. Trevor Manuel introducing.
The Krok brothers and Gold Reef City Casino - under oath - include Ahmed Kathrada, Mandela and Gerwel in their rac…
What an awesome evening in the presence of Kaiusha Bwalya, Ahmed Kathrada, Richard Maponya & other greats.
Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada will be among the stalwarts attending the launch of the “People’s Motion of No Confidence
this confirms that Ahmed Kathrada and his friends sold this country to the West for personal gain. Bloody hypocrites.
eish Ahmed Kathrada seems lost. I wonder why no structures of the ANC, after Robben Island, elected him to a senior position
Ahmed Kathrada among the audience as delivers its vote of no confidence against Zuma
veteran Ahmed Kathrada is here as welll. He was not at the ANC NWC meeting with veterans on Monday
Some of the names on the list supporting today's motion includes - Ahmed Kathrada, Barbara Hogan, Zak Yacoob & Zakes Mda.
Ahmed Kathrada with Sipho Pityana. Kathrada was not at 101 veterans meeting with ANC NWC.
Mark Heywood and Ahmed Kathrada at the People's motion of no confidence at the women's jail at con hill.
Former Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada among those in attendance at launch of 'People's motion of…
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Isithalandwe Ahmed Kathrada here at at Const. Hill. Convenor Sipho Pityana also here
Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada attending launch of motion of no confidence against Pres Jacob Zuma.
- 1989: Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba and Ahmed Kathrada address the public after 26 years
New book by Ahmed Kathrada announced! Conversations with a Gentle Soul will be out in February 2017
if u heard bout Ahmed Kathrada or people like that they also do work in those areas. I'm far from that league ok cheers now
"School hair policy just like France's burkini ban" says Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
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School hair policy in South Africa racist? JF
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation commends learners for standing up against racism. Read more:
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Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Pls comment on failing educ and broken schools. Show you care
Happy 87th birthday to Ahmed Kathrada our SA icon & hero. Flash back to our trip to https:/…
Kathrada & Hogan express solidarity with RT: Where's the voice of business leaders?
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"Struggle veterans" Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan don’t believe Zuma is powerless to intervene in
Anti-apartheid struggle veterans Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan have expressed their support for Finance Minister Pravi…
Anti-Apartheid struggle veterans Ahmed Kathrada & Barbara Hogan are the latest to throw their support behind Pravin
Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan express solidarity with Gordhan: In letter struggle veterans calls on financ...
Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan join chorus of politicians, academics and business leaders to pledge support for the Finance Minister
is on the campaign trail with some leaders including: Parks Tau, Paul Mashatile, Ahmed Kathrada, Malusi Gigaba & Kgalema Motlanthe
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation called on Judicial Service Commission to investigate Jansen
Why I bust the judge: The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has also called for ...
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has called on the Judicial Service Commission to investigate
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Amazing! I did not know Mathews Posa, Desmond Tutu, Ahmed Kathrada and Cheryl Carolus are all white people. 😎 LOL
Some of the intellectuals we need to be proud of: like Eskia Mphahlele, Chris Hani, Ahmed Kathrada and Ngugi'. Straight up!
Full Text: Ahmed Kathrada writes letter to Jacob Zuma calling for his resignation
Its a sort of political terrorism the naivete of which stupefies for Ahmed Kathrada to expect the w/c to now become non-racist little angels
Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has joined ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada in calling on President Jacob Zuma to step down.
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Ahmed Kathrada: I appeal to our President to submit to the will of the people and resign https…
I'd vote for the ANC of Otata :Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada etc not this one.
Madiba, Luthuli, Tambo, Helen Joseph, Ahmed Kathrada and many others dedicated their lives to fighting racism and racial discrimination in..
Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada and Oliver Tambo foundations have decried current socio-economic state of the country and leadership of ANC
We are very excited to collaborate with our sister Foundations, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ahmed Kathrada...
F-Off. And there they are, the non-racists talking "non-racism" on the radio and with Ahmed Kathrada at Century City. What alumni!
via Kathrada speaks out against racism - Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada has relived the racial tensions he ...
:-( 'Racism dialogues come at right time': STRUGGLE icon Ahmed Kathrada says ...
Ahmed Kathrada signs a pledge to stop racism
Thanks to for this picture of and I with struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada
Of course I took a selfie with the legendary Mr Ahmed Kathrada today. He is such a inspiration.
Struggle Icon Mr Ahmed Kathrada speaking about his experience with racism.
Struggle icon Mr Ahmed Kathrada, has arrived at the launch of
We were privileged to have both Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Arch, and Ahmed Kathrada, Uncle Kathy, endorse our campaign.
Organisations come together to seek solution to university "crisis": The Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada fou...
[COMING UP] Neeshan Balton, CEO of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, joins us to discuss this further at 12:40pm. 403
you are invited to attend Gandhi Walk honouring Ahmed Kathrada . on 17 April 2016 in Lenasia
As for President Jacob saying ANC comes first,. Ahmed Kathrada says he agrees with "South Africa comes firs…
Congratulations liberation stalwarts Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and Dennis Golberg for Freedom of London award ht…
and both Govan Mbeki and Ahmed Kathrada came around to dealing with the same the apartheid government later
Didn’t Govan Mbeki and Ahmed Kathrada call Mandela a sell-out after he started secret talks with the apartheid regime?
Hatang: Not only his legacy, but also that of Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and others who lost their lives
Watch this clip of 27 year old Amy Eldon Turteltaub with Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 27 years on Robbin Island with...
I had a blast spending time with Ahmed Kathrada and Eddie Daniels today.
Other ordinary citizens accused of treason, in our history: Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Oliver Tambo, Joe Slovo, Nel…
Pres Zuma welcomes different stakeholders, including struggle stalwarts, Ahmed Kathrada & Andrew Mlangeni who are present at the
We have to give full picture - Kathrada on Robben Island tour: Former political prisoner Ahmed Kathrada has been to…
PENSIONERS from liberation movements were treated to a trip to Robben Island today and Ahmed Kathrada ((CORR)) was their tour guide.
. or Ahmed Kathrada and most like all of that generation.
Ahmed Kathrada with ANC veterans. He'll be taking them on 1st time tour to Robben Island.
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as you drip Ahmed Kathrada on my ears and speak dynasties on my skin
Lol what r u saying but legendary indian leaders like Kader Asmal..mac maharaj,Ahmed kathrada..and many more?
I'm sure a man like ahmed kathrada would be very disappointed that you feel the way you do. It's sad that you can so openly
Ahmed Kathrada pays tribute to his close comrade Reggie Vandeyar
Ahmed kathrada sharing some heart felt moments with comrade Reggie Vandeyar. A true leader. You will be missed!
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Ahmed Kathrada Foundation offers condolences to family and friends of struggle veteran, Reggie Vandeyar who passed away yesterday
Ahmed Kathrada will be at Roodepoort school today with Yvonne Chaka Chaka and the mediation team to interact with learners
Commemorating the selfless struggle of Reggie Vandeyar The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation offered its condolences to th…
evokes the sentiments of Ahmed Kathrada
Comrades I greet you all in the name of our selfless struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada.
thanks Uncle Ahmed Kathrada for speaking on the importance of international solidarity
Ahmed "cathy"kathrada addressing COSATU international Conference on Africa.
Now, Comrade Ahmed Kathrada speaking...A loyal Member of the
Honour to mark with Ahmed Kathrada and George Bizos
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Visit to the island formed part of the so-called Cuban Five’s tour of South Africa, which began on Sunday. via
Pics: Cuban 5 visit Robben Island: Showing visitors around Robben Island is nothing new for Ahmed Kathrada. *** ..
Today with the legend Ahmed Kathrada on Robben Island.
Cool day on Robben Island with the Cuban Five and Ahmed Kathrada who was in jail there with Nelson Mandela.
Cuban Five visit with struggle stalwart Ahmed See
arrive on Robben Island accompanied by Major Gen Jeremy Veary and Ahmed Kathrada. MK
Now, the preparing to visit Robben Island where Dr was held prison for 27 years.Ahmed Kathrada leads them
Ahmed Kathrada taking to Robben Island for a tour this afternoon.
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation taking the Cuban Five to Robben Island today... Good luck.. 😨😨😨
KAJALB Ahmed Kathrada saud I will organise a hit for each Prisoner we then get Cape Town Ah med likes Quintton Pharmacist
KAJALB Ahmed Kathrada was allowed a Indian Antique Costume Book from a sender.
Programme tomorrow .Visit to historic places in Cape Town.(Robben Island and table mountain)To be accompanied by Cde Ahmed Kathrada
Have you visited recently visited the island with Ahmed Kathrada and special guests.
Congratulations to Foundation Trustee, Ahmed Kathrada, on his Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree ht…
FACT: Ahmed Kathrada is sometimes known by the nickname "Kathy"
I look up to Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada freedom fighters of SA
I've just met Mr Ahmed Kathrada during celebrations. What have you done today?
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation remembers school children who died at Westdene Dam
Congratulations to Cde Ahmed Kathrada,DCJ Dikgang Moseneke and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on being awarded honorary d…
new content: AKF youth ready for Operation Winter Warm. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s (AKF) youth will on June 27…
She will be honoured alongside Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Dikgang Moseneke and ANC struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada.
panel discussion with Ahmed Kathrada,Mondli Makhanya, Prof Willem Esterhuyse & facilitated by
Ahmed Kathrada admits the technological revolution passed them by while on Robben Island. He says he still can't use an ATM.
Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu.. Just to name a few.. They never gave us freedom to take another's live! Think ..
At Witts University Jo'burg with stalwarts of the anti apartheid struggle Ahmed Kathrada and George Bizos. Amazing! http:/…
Join us in the Wits Great Hall as we discuss the life and times of Braam Fischer with Adv. George Bizos, Ahmed Kathrada, Max Sisulu…
Today in 2003, Brian, Roger, Dave Stewart and former prisoner Ahmed Kathrada visited Robben Island in South Africa.
Read this. The reflections of a man of great integrity...“Ahmed Kathrada on FW de Klerk Boulevard
Umkhonto we Sizwe - timeline(Taken from ANC website) 1961, December 16: The formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe by the ANC, SACP and fraternal organisations is announced by a series of bomb blasts against apartheid structures in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban. 1962, January: Nelson Mandela leaves South Africa for military training. 1963, October to June: The Rivonia trail, which results in MK high command members Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Andrew Mlangeni and Elias Motsoaledi`s being sentenced to life imprisonment. The charge sheet at the trail lists 193 acts of sabotage. 1964, November 6: Vuyisile Mini, Wilton Khayingo and Zizakile Mkhaba, three prominent trade unionists from Port Elizabeth, are sent to the gallows for MK activities. 1967, July 30-3: The "Luthuli Detachment" comprising ANC and ZAPU guerrillas crosses the Zambezi river into the then Rhodesia and engages joint Smith-Vorster troops at the start of the Wankie and Sipolio b ...
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In my next life I wanna Chill with Bey, Jay, Nicki, Wayne, Mandela, George Bizos, Ahmed Kathrada, Messi, Putin and Jesus.
Our stalwarts taking photos with Mrs.Machel,meantime she helps Tata Ahmed Kathrada with adjusting his cap
Advanced understanding differences that inspire:
He's got swag Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada addressing the masses
Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada addressing the masses on Kgosi Mampuru Street in Pretoria.
Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada explains the significance of the Kgosi Mampuru Prison to the participants
mandela memorial walk about to commence. Makhura, graca machel, ahmed kathrada to lead the procession.
We at the Union Buildings with Mam Graca, the Premier & Ahmed Kathrada
Can we like celebrate Ahmed Kathrada a bit more...
Madiba, George Bizos, Ahmed Kathrada walked these halls From CEOs to Communists graduated here in the
Nelson Mandela: Still a source of strength: Ahmed Kathrada says Madiba would want, from us, a rededication to ...
That clip on where struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada is struggling to talk about his late Comrade, so sad.
"Mandela led through patience. He was a great listener." ~Ahmed Kathrada
SA Elder Ahmed Kathrada speaks to us of struggle, jail, victory and missing Mandela
Ahmed Kathrada gives powerful speech at reflecting on Mandela and what transformative leadership is. http:…
Highlight at opening : after Ahmed Kathrada's inspiring speech he receives freedom from fear reward
stands up for living legend Ahmed Kathrada
UNI GS with living legend Ahmed Kathrada after an emotive and inspiring speech
Heartbreaking words from Ahmed Kathrada. "Who do I turn to now? I am still living in a void. I am still waiting to know: who…
Ahmed Kathrada on Madiba: "I was asked by the media how I felt." His voice faltering: "I told them, I miss him every day of …
Political heavy weights in the house. Hon Ebrahim Patel and Ahmed Kathrada
Madiba's comrade & friend, Ahmed Kathrada paying tribute to Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings http:/…
Ahmed Kathrada said he didn't know who to turn to when Walter Sisulu died, and again when died
Ahmed Kathrada + Walter Sisulu had Whitney Houston tapes smuggled into Pollsmoor! Great interview on SAfM
[ON AIR] Ahmed Kathrada says he regrets using Walter Sisulu's name instead of his when he sent the letter
Join us on 28 Sep 2014 with Freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada, Dr. Abdel Hafiz Nofal and much more. Do it for Gaza!
On this day 11 Sep 1989 Nelson Mandela asked for Walter Sisulu,Ahmed Kathrada,Raymond Mhlaba,Andrew Mlangeni & Elias Motsoaledi to be freed!
Robben Island must've been a lonely place. Our freedom fighters had needs. Ahmed Kathrada might have shown a little too much thigh.
Ahmed Kathrada at his 85th birthday celebration - Kgalema Motlanthe said his life was service and sacrifice.
TODAY: Ahmed Kathrada, one of Nelson Mandela's closest associates, on the role Sweden played in fighting apartheid.
For the 2nd time I'll be spending time with Ahmed Kathrada, the blessings keep coming. Grateful!
Played a concert in Visby where Ahmed Kathrada was a Speaker :D
When South Africans don't know who Ahmed Kathrada is.
Don't miss the piece by on Ahmed Kathrada and Robben Island today. Moving and inspiring
Dankie Mabopane, for paving our way to Mandela Day. Dankie to the Kathrada Foundation Young Leaders for...
MIAGI - Music is a great Investment playing and Ahmed Kathrada taking part in Domkyrkan Almedalen 2 July 14H00
Ahmed Kathrada was not an advocate of the campaign...
Listening to Ahmed Kathrada recount his personal history- It is at once a very personal history but also South African history.
Packed room for first session of the Angela Davis and Ahmed Kathrada in the same place. Swoon
You can follow the discussion between Achille Mbembe and Ahmed Kathrada here ->
Adam Habib introduces Ahmed Kathrada and Achille Mbembe, and opens this year's
Ahmed Kathrada, Mandela's prison mate, about to begin his session.
We kick off with Achille Mbembe and Ahmed Kathrada in conversation:
The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism begins this morning - all welcome to our public events:
Sitting behind Ahmed Kathrada as he chats w s/one Trying to eavesdrop. Wanna pic w him bt don't wanna be like every other obsequiary
The 2014 Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism begins on SUNDAY, 29 June, 09:30:
Lovely piece on going to Robben Island with Ahmed Kathrada: by
Beaitiful, heart-wrenching account from of her interview with Ahmed Kathrada on Robben Island
Walking with Kathrada: A journey to Robben Island One of the three surviving Rivonia trialists, Ahmed Kathrada, ...
Ahmed Kathrada, after 27 years in prison working for human rights coming to Almedalen Week, partnering MIAGI - Music is a great Investment
Two week workshop with commencing this Sunday with talk by former cellmate of Ahmed Kathrada.
SUNDAY, 29 June, 09:30, Ahmed Kathrada (will be in conversation with Achille Mbembe:
PETER FROST salutes Mandela and his comrades who were sentenced by the racist apartheid state 50 years ago June 12 1964, half a century ago today, was one of the darkest days in the history of the liberation struggle in South Africa. It seemed like the forces of racism and reaction were about to achieve their final victory. Ten members of the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party had finished an eight-month trial and had been handed down long jail sentences. They were Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni. Two of the accused, Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein and James Kantor, were acquitted. Those in the dock covered the entire spectrum of what would become the South African “rainbow nation.” Goldberg and Bernstein were white Jews, Kathrada was Indian and Mhlaba, Mbeki and Motsoaledi were black from the Xhosa tribe. Sisulu’s mother was Xhosa and his father was Euro ...
"He came to prison with a Std 2. But he got all the education informally from fellow prisoners" ~ Ahmed Kathrada on President Jacob Zuma
The years 1961 to 1964 were years of great circumstances for the politics of South Africa. The Rivonia trial was one of the most fundamental trials in the history of South Africa, especially the history of political trials and the African National Congress in general. The reason for this, not only was the late Tata Mandela one of the accused and detainees, but so were ten other leaders of the ANC, leaders like Ahmed Kathrada, Goven Mbeki, Dennis Goldberg and Elias Motsoaledi. The significance of this trial comes with great ramifications. Firstly nineteen ANC leaders including the accused were arrested in 1961 at lilies leaf farm. These leaders were the think tanks of the ANC and therefore these arrests were a great blow to the ANC and the ruling apartheid Nationalist Party had the upper hand, and were one step closer as they thought to collapsing the ANC and maintaining the apartheid regime. These leaders were not Africans only, but consisted of all races and all religions, showing that the ANC was diver ...
Did you know? On this day, 11 June 1964 Nelson Mandela & seven others were convicted of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial. Madiba's co-accused were: Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Govan Mbeki, Elias Motsoaledi, Denis Goldberg Andrew Mlangeni... What are your thought?
Today, the 11th June marks 50 years since Justice Quartus de Wet delivered his verdict on the remaining 9 accused. And 50 years ago tomorrow he delivered his verdict. Andrew Mlangeni recalls that the defence team,while the prospect of a death sentence hung over the accused, held on to the slim hope that maybe Ahmed Kathrada and Raymond Mhlaba would be acquitted due to insufficient evidence against them, that he and Elias Motsoaledi would receive 12 years each and Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki and Rusty Bernstein life imprisonment. The defence team however he remembers thought that Nelson Mandela & Walter Sisulu would both receive the death sentence.
Farouk Khan feels about Shakes's death, how Ahmed Kathrada felt about Madiba's death. )-:
I remember Kay Sexwale, our Chief of Staff in Gauteng, publicly rejecting the ANC and Nxamalala or did she perhaps privately have a change of heart. This women sounded like a third force more than a Person sympathetic to the ANC & now she will oversee the Premiers office. Gauteng politics are very interesting. This was her long letter Open letter by the daughter of Tokyo Sexwale.Open letter to the surviving Rivonia TrialistsKay SexwaleDear Ahmed Kathrada, Andre w Mlangeni, Dennis Goldberg and Nelson Mandela, I greet you all in the name of the continuing economic freedom struggle of our people. Your courage in fighting for the emancipation of our country is greatly appreciated. I was fed ANC propaganda with my Purity baby food, but I believe the time has come to consciously choose South Africa over the ANC.The governing party, for many, is like a religion, followed by many without question or doubt. Surely comrades, your sacrifices were not for a one-party, one-trade union state? The time for a younger, pa ...
CEO of Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Sello Hatang welcomes guests including Ahmed Kathrada and Mandela family
here Ahmed Kathrada seen with Mandela in the Memorian Edition
Madiba's friend and struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada has just arrived
What do you think Adrian is saying to Ahmed Kathrada in this photo from behind the scenes.
The most incredible, humbling morning with this wonderful man. Dr Ahmed Kathrada
This submission was sent in response to AN OPEN LETTER by Ariel Ziv to Ahmed Kathrada published on 30 April. Nine users posted comments to the letter.There are not many who can claim over 70 years of unbroken service as human rights activists. There are fewer who can claim to continue doing so, j…
My & response to attack on Ahmed Kathrada published by SA Jewish Report:
Gracious response by to shameless attack on Kathrada published by SA Jewish Report (
Youth at Ahmed Kathrada Foundation - Understanding the constitution...
My response to appalling article about Ahmed Kathrada: A man of remarkable humilty and integrity
Johannesburg, 20 May 2014 Press statement: ANC Gauteng welcomes David Makhura as premier The ANC Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) welcomes the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on the appointment of David Malemolla Makhura as the Premier elect. David Malemolla Makhura has served as a loyal ANC cadre showing leadership from a young age. Between 1984 and 2004, he was involved in student and youth politics in the Azanian Student Movement, Congress of South African Students, South African National Students’ Congress and the South African Youth Congress, where he served in various leadership positions, from 1990. Makhura was recruited to the ANC and SACP in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Between 1997 and 2001, Makhura served in the trade union movement, in particular in NEHAWU as the National Education Secretary and as the Deputy General Secretary. He has also served as a member of COSATU’s Central Executive Committee and served in its Political Education Committee. He has served ...
currently serves on Board of Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on a volunteer basis. /10
ANC provincial secretary and Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's board member David Makhura will take over as the premier...
Sir, pls follow so I can DM. leader. Sent email regarding Your Robben Island visit in '99 with Ahmed Kathrada. Waiting reply
My entire life has been shaped by racism and racial discrimination – Ahmed Kathrada “Kathy” for
Ahmed Kathrada tells us he misses Madiba. He remembers people who didn't live to see ALL South Africans voting.
Thanks to for a well organised n superbly marshalled walk. Great to see struggle stalwarts Ahmed kathrada n isu chiba
Met Ahmed Kathrada today. He spent over two decades in prison with Mandela (
Ahmed Kathrada : "Apartheid has been reborn in Israel! In its reborn form it is worse than its SA predecessor"
Christo Brand "brought about a big change in prison" says Ahmed Kathrada
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