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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Marks, J. B.

1903 - 1972

Marks joined the ANC in 1928. In 1942 he became President of the Transvaal Council of Non-European Trade Unions and President of the African Mineworkers Union. He also played a role in the formation of SACTU. In 1952 Marks was banned in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act. He left South Africa in 1963 and went into exile in Tanzania.

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