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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Singh, Debi

1913 - 1970

Singh became secretary of the Anti-Segregation Council in the mid-1940s working with Yusuf Dadoo and G. M. Naicker. In 1946 he was secretary of the Passive Resistance Council of the Natal Indian Congress(NIC). He was imprisoned during the resistance movement of 1946 and was arrested again during the Defiance Campaign of 1952. An advocate of closer African and Indian cooperation, he was among the Indian leaders of the Congress Alliance who were charged with treason in December 1956. He was banned again and then imprisoned during the 1960 emergency. He died in 1970.

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