Gaur Radebe

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Gaur Radebe (1908-19**). Political activist and playwright.


Born in 1908 and completed about seven years of schooling. Became a life-long activist in both the Communist Party of South Africa and the African National Congress (ANC), to which he introduced Nelson Mandela. He later became the leader of the Alexandra bus boycotts.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He wrote the Bantu People's Theatre group’s first play by an African, namely The Rude Criminal, performed at the African National Theatre Festival in 1941.


Gerhart and Karis, 1977;

Tucker, 1997.

Rand Daily Mail, 30 December 1944.

South African History Online [1].

Friday Story No 3 [2].

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