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us: Slovo, Joe

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  • Variants

    • us: Slovo, Yossel Mashel
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Obeliai (Lithuania)
    • Death Place

        (naf) South Africa
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) South African Communist Party
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Umkhonto we Sizwe (South Africa)
        • Affiliation Start: 1961
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of the Witwatersrand
        • Organization: (naf) South African Communist Party
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Congress of Democrats (South Africa)
    • Gender

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    • Field of Activity

        Political activism
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Communists
            (lcsh) Lawyers
              (lcsh) Human rights workers
                (lcsh) Public officers
            • Sources

              • found: nuc89-69206: His The South African working class ... 1988 (hdg.: Slovo, Joe; usage: Joe Slovo)
              • found: LC data base, 03-26-90 (hdg.: Slovo, Joe)
              • found: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the war against apartheid, 2013: ECIP galley (Joe Slovo; b. May 23, 1926 in Obelei, near Vilna)
              • found: Rhodes University website, viewed Apr. 9, 2013: History of Joe Slovo (b. Yossel Mashel Slovo in Lithuania; joined the South African Communist Party in 1942; in 1961 he emerged as a leader of Umkhonto weSizwe, the military wing of the African National Congress; on ANC's revolutionary council 1969-1983; became general secretary of SACP in 1986; served as Minister of Housing, 1994; d. Jan. 5, 1995)
              • found: The independent, Jan. 7, 1995, viewed online Apr. 9, 2013: obituary: Joe Slovo (d. Johannesburg Jan. 6, 1995)
              • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed September 14, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Slovo, Joe; Yossel Mashel; lawyer, leading South African communist and antiapartheid activist, government official (foreign); born 1926 in Obel, Lithuania; in 1936 moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where his Lithuania Jewish family had settled; involved in trade unionism; joined the Communist Party; joined the army (1941); awarded an ex-serviceman's five-year scholarship to study law at the University of the Witwatersrand (1946); was outwardly a successful advocate / barrister but secretly active in the underground reestablishment of the South African Communist Party (SACP) (1953); involved in legal activities of the Congress of Democrats, an organization allied to the African National Congress (ANC) (1950s); in exile from (1962); became minister of housing in Nelson Mandela's government (1994); died 1995 in South Africa, received a state funeral in Soweto)
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