RIP Leading Historian and Author Prof Bernard Magubane
Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart, leading historian and academic Prof Bernard Magubane passed away at his home in Fourways, Johannesburg on Sunday.
Magubane was born in 1930 on a farm near Colenso in Natal, but moved with his family to the city of Durban.
In Bernard Magubane: My Life and Times, an autobiography written to coincide with his 80th birthday, Magubane relates how as a child he was radicalised by the conditions apartheid imposed on the majority of the country’s people. He became a teacher and rubbed shoulders with many of the country’s great educationists, his passion for learning leading him on to the University of Natal and eventually to the United States of America, in 1961, for postgraduate studies in the social sciences....
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