About this site

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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Naidoo, M.D.

The brother-in-law of Mac Maharaj, Naidoo was a member of the Communist Party in the 1940s and represented the Indian Congress at the United Nations. He returned to South Africa in 1956 to complete his law studies and qualified as an advocate. In 1956 he became the organiser of the South African Indian Congress (SAIC). Naidoo was arrested in the 1960s and imprisoned on Robben Island for five years.

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