Kgalema Motlanthe, (born July 19, , Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa), South African politician who served as deputy president of South. While working for the Johannesburg City Council in the s, Kgalema Motlanthe was recruited into Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), the then armed wing of the ANC. A profile of South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who by Ebrahim Harvey called Kgalema Motlanthe: A political biography.

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The ANC’s fear, he continued, was that if the West was allowed to get away with this across the Limpopo, very soon they would be trying the same thing in South Africa. In early he told Carol Paton of the Financial Mail that “this rot is across motlantye board.

A New Nation biogrqphy February 13 said that the “decision to join the labour movement was a result of a careful analysis of the union movement by an imprisoned leadership on Robben Island.

Therefore it gkalema one of the many causes and not the sole cause of AIDS and therefore the response to AIDS is informed by that totally, that there is ongoing research work by scientists to try and isolate this virus.

Media reports stated that Motlanthe would be standing for election at the conference. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Ministers of Kgalema Motlanthe ‘s government — He completed his matriculation on Robben Island years later.

He married his wife, Mapula Mokate, in and they have three children Kagiso, Kgomotso and Ntabiseng, but they later divorced in Motlanthe’s great strength, in the current circumstances, is that he is a moderating influence within, and on, the new ANC.


South Africa’s safe hands”.

The formative influence in his early years was the church. The Times South Africa. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students.

That’s what will happen with this thing.

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Archived from the original on 19 August But you see where none of that is available to government, none of the natural resources here are available to government. It would be like when Galileo invented the telescope and said the earth is not flat after all, it’s round, it caused serious reverberations. The ANC rejected “the inclusion of a public interest clause in the Bill” despite strenuous opposition from all sectors of society.

We would be able to build proper houses for people, construct infrastructure in this country within a short space of time and of course, instead of just a prominent middle class emerging, you would have the whole nation of people living well, their children receiving education to the highest levels and therefore an educated people capable of inventing and utilising modern technology, all content.

He would spend a decade on Robben Island. The school was closed when the administration refused to implement Bantu education. In early May Motlanthe told the Sunday Times that the ANC wanted to review the constitutionally protected biogra;hy of various institutions – if it won a two-thirds majority in the election – so that it could govern “unfettered by constraints”.

He was instrumental in founding the township of Daveyton in where he ran a funeral parlour and a general dealership. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


He appointed Barbara Hogan to replace Mbeki’s health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimangwho had denounced anti-retroviral drugs as poisons and advised the use of olive oil, garlic, and beetroot by HIV-positive persons. It also includes interviews with leading figures in other political organisations, civil society, academia and the media.

Profile: South Africa’s Kgalema Motlanthe

Deputy President of the African National Mottlanthe — Ebrahim Harvey presents a superb account of a man characterised by his reticence. Retrieved 9 May In the election he did not want to occupy any government position.

Motlanthe was released from prison in April and joined the National Union of Mineworkers as an Education Officer. Vorster Marais Viljoen P.

Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography

Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance to Apartheid. He would serve as secretary kgalma of NUM until he was picked out as the ANC’s candidate for secretary general in – again filling the shoes of Ramaphosa. If society is on the brink of a major breakthrough on the scourge of AIDS, [it is wrong] if there is no will and readiness to bring this work to a conclusion.

Thabo Mbeki appointed him minister without portfolio in July

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