Jump to navigation Jump to search

Abantu-Batho ("The People") was a weekly newspaper.

Established in October 1912 by the convener of the ANC, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, with financial assistance from the Queen Regent of Swaziland, Labotsibeni, the paper attracted as editors and journalists some of the best of a rising company of African intellectuals, political figures and literati such as Cleopas Kunene, Saul Msane, Richard Victor Selope Thema, T. D. Mweli Skota, Robert Grendon, S. E. K. Mqhayi and Nontsizi Mgqwetho. It was published till 1931.


Peter Limb. 2012. The People’s Paper: A centenary history and anthology of Abantu-Batho. Johannesburg: Wits University Press[1]

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to ESAT Venues A

Return to South African Theatre Venues, Companies, Societies, etc

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page