Western Cape Alumni Event
Great opportunity to network.
Speaker: UCT Alumnus, Rivonia Trialist and Social Campaigner - Denis Theodore Goldberg
Date: Wednesday 5 June 2013
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm
Venue: Hiddingh Campus, Hiddingh Hall, Orange Street, Cape Town.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP: Mandisa Zitha by 27 May 2013
Denis Goldberg Biography
Denis Theodore Goldberg was born in Cape Town in 1933, and studied for a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town.
He was active in the struggle against apartheid, and was a member of the South African Communist Party, and a leader of the Congress of Democrats. During the State of Emergency in 1960 he was detained for 4 months without trial. In 1963, he received a banning order and was one of the defendants in the Rivonia Trial in 1964 (along with Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, to name a few). Goldberg was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 1985, after 22 years in prison and went into exile to London. He returned to South Africa in 2002.
In 2010 he published his autobiography, The Mission, A Life for Freedom in South Africa (STE Publishers, Johannesburg).
He is a Social Campaigner and Founder of Community H.E.A.R.T._______________________________________________________________________
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