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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Moosa, Mohammed Valli

1957 -

Valli Moosa was born in Johannesburg. In 1978 he graduated from the University of Durban Westville with a degree in mathematics and physics. He joined the Black Consciousness Movement in 1976 and became an active member of SASO. He was also a founder member of the Transvaal Indian Congress in 1983. Moosa served as Transvaal General Secretary of the UDF in 1983 and was a member of its National Executive Committee.

Moosa was detained in 1980, 1988 and again 1989. After the UDF had been dissolved he was elected to the National Executive Committee of the ANC and took over their negotiations portfolio. He was an ANC representative at CODESA in working group 2.

In 1994 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Constitutional and Provincial Affairs, taking over as Minister when Roelf Meyer resigned. He was placed in charge of the Masakhane Campaign. Moosa became Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism from 1999 to 2004, after which he retired from active politics.

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