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Oral history interview with Mamphela Ramphele [electronic resource], 1999.

Creator: Ramphele, Mamphela
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 31 pages video file : digital preservation master, mxf files
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Activist, Physician

Scope and Contents

Born in rural South Africa; childhood: strong influence of educator parents, reasonably comfortable family life, knowledge of poverty and the power of education, childhood perceptions of apartheid system; mother and grandmothers as powerful female role models; education: experience in secondary boarding school, University of the North, B.A., University of Natal Medicine School, graduate studies; career: profession as extension of political activities, membership in the South African Student Organization (SASO), transfer to Port Elizabeth, establishment of Zanempilo Community Health Center, work as first medical officer, establishment of Ithuseng Community Health Center, Carnegie Foundation of New York, Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in South Africa, first Carnegie Distinguished Fellow (1988); banishment to Northern South Africa and lifting of ban in 1983; black poverty in South Africa: reforms of Pieter W. Botha, Uprooting Poverty and The Cordoned Heart, Reconstruction and Development Program, African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, gender, poverty and racism; recollections of Franics Wilson, David A. Hamburg and Nelson Mandela; reflections on South Africa's past and future.


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