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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Nqakula, Charles

1942 -

Nqakula served as vice-president of the Union of Black Journalists in 1976, vice-president of the Writers' Association of SA, and vice-president of the Media Workers Association of SA in 1979. He was Publicity Secretary of the UDF from its inception in 1983. In 1988 he infiltrated the country as a commander in Operation Vula. He became General Secretary of the SACP after Hani's death in 1993, and was a member of the NEC of the ANC in 1994.

He was appointed Deputy Minister of Home Affairs from 2001 to 2002, and Minister of Safety & Security in 2002. He is the National Chairman of the SACP.

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