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us: Ngoyi, Lilian, 1911-1980


  • [Individual was an antiapartheid activist.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Matabane, Lilian Masediba, 1911-1980
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19110925
    • Death Date

        19800312
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Pretoria (South Africa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Soweto (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Garment Workers Union (South Africa)
        • Organization: (naf) African National Congress. Women's League
        • Organization: (naf) Federation of South African Women
        • Organization: (naf) African National Congress. National Executive Committee
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (lcsh) Pedi (African people)
    • Gender

        female
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Feminism
          (lcsh) Anti-apartheid movements
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Clothing workers
              (lcsh) Executives
          • Sources

            • found: Lilian Ngoyi, 1996: t.p. (Lilian Ngoyi) p. 1, etc. (Lilian Masediba Matabane ; b. 09-25-1911; d. 03-12-80)
            • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 6, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ngoyi, Lilian Masediba; Lilian Masediba Matabane; Ma Ngoyi; women's rights advocate, antiapartheid activist, civic leader; born 24 September, 1911 in Pretoria, South Africa; ethno group Bapedi; attended teachers' training course at the Kilnerton Training Institution; worked as machinist at clothing factory (1945-1956); organizer and member of the executive committee of Garment Workers Union; president of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League; vice president (1954) and president (1956) of the Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW); delegate at Women's International Democratic Federation (Lausanne, Switzerland) (1955); toured Russia, China, Eastern bloc countries; member of the Transvaal ANC Executive Committee (1955); led historic march against the imposition of passes on women (9 August 1956); first woman elected to ANC National Executive Committee (1956); detained for five months in harsh conditions (1960); was under banning orders at small Soweto home (1961-1970s); was given ANC award theIsitwalandwe, for outstanding contribution and sacrifice to the South African liberation (1982); died 13 March, 1980 in Soweto, South Africa)
          • General Notes

            • [Individual was an antiapartheid activist.]
          • Change Notes

            • 1997-08-05: new
            • 2015-05-21: revised
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