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Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (May 18, 1912May 5, 2003) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC). http://www. ... http://www. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... Jump to: navigation, search The African National Congress (ANC) is a centre-left political party, and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ...


He was born in Engcobo in the homeland of Transkei (now part of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa). Educated in a local missionary school, he left in 1926 to work. He moved to Johannesburg in 1928 and experienced a wide range of manual jobs. He joined the ANC in 1940. In 1943, together with Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, he founded the ANC Youth League, of which he was initially the treasurer. He also had a prominent planning role in the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe ("Spear of the Nation"). He was made secretary general of the ANC in 1949, displacing the more passive older leadership, and held that post until 1954. Bantustan refers to any of the territories designated as tribal homelands for black South Africans during the Apartheid era. ... The poverty-stricken but beautiful Transkei — which roughly means the area beyond the Kei River — is situated in what is now part of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, bordered by the Umtavuma River in the north and the Great Kei River in the south, while the Indian Ocean... The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (born July 18, 1918), was the first democratically elected President of South Africa, having previously been a prominent anti-apartheid activist there. ... Oliver Reginald Tambo (27 October 1917 - 24 April 1993) was a South African anti-apartheid politician and a central figure in the African National Congress (ANC). ... In many governments, a treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury. ... Umkhonto we Sizwe (or MK), translated Spear of the Nation, was the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC). ... A large number of international organizations and other bodies have a secretary general or secretary-general as their chief administrative officers or in other administrative capacities. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As a planner of the Defiance Campaign from 1952, he was arrested that year and given a suspended sentence. In 1953, he travelled to Europe, the USSR, and China as an ANC representative. He was jailed seven times in the next ten years, including five months in 1960, and was held under house arrest in 1962. At the Treason Trial (1956 - 1961), he was eventually sentenced to six years, but was released on bail pending his appeal. He went underground in 1963 but was caught at Rivonia on July 11. At the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial (1963 - 1964), he was sentenced to life imprisonment on June 12, 1964. With other senior ANC figures, he served the majority of his sentence on Robben Island. The Defiance Campaign was presented by the African National Congress (ANC) at a conference held in Bloemfontein, South Africa in December 1951. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A suspended sentence is a legal construct. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Treason Trial was a trial in which 156 people including Nelson Mandela were arrested in a raid and accussed of treason in 1956. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rivonia is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... The Rivonia Trial was an infamous trial which took place in South Africa between 1963 and 1964, in which ten leaders of the African National Congress were tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to ferment violent revolution. Origins It was named after Rivonia, the suburb of Johannesburg where 19... Jump to: navigation, search 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Prison Buildings on Robben Island Cape Town, False Bay (top) and Table Bay with Robben Island (right) from space, February 1995 Robben Island (Dutch for seal island) is an island 12 km off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa located in Table Bay at 33. ...


In October 1989, he was released after 26 years in prison, and in July 1991 was elected ANC deputy president at the ANC's first national conference after its unbanning the year before. He remained in the position until after South Africa's first democratic election in 1994. Jump to: navigation, search 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


In 1992, Walter Sisulu was awarded Isitwalandwe Seaparankoe, the highest honour granted by the ANC, for his contribution to the liberation struggle in South Africa. Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Isitwalandwe Medal is the highest award given by the African National Congress (ANC). ...


He married Albertina in 1944. The couple had five children, and adopted four more. Sisulu's wife and children were also active in the struggle against apartheid. Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (born 1919) is a black South African anti–apartheid activist, and the widow of fellow activist Walter Sisulu (1912 _ 2003). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ...


Walter Sisulu was given a "special official funeral" on 17th May 2003.


In 2004 he was voted 33rd in the Top 100 Great South Africans ( see List of South Africans). Jump to: navigation, search // Top 100 Great South Africans In September 2004, thousands of South Africans took part in an informal nationwide poll to determine the 100 Greatest South Africans of all time. ...


External links

  • "Obituary: Walter Sisulu" - BBC News obituary, dated Monday, 5 May, 2003
  • "Anti-apartheid fighter Sisulu dies" - BBC News article, dated Tuesday, 6 May, 2003
  • "South Africa mourns Sisulu" - BBC News article, dated Tuesday, 6 May, 2003
  • "Nelson Mandela's tribute to Walter Sisulu" - BBC News article, dated Tuesday, 6 May, 2003

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Walter Sisulu hero file (3534 words)
In November Sisulu attends the meeting of ANC leaders that establishes Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), the military wing of the ANC.
Sisulu is rearrested on 11 July when police raid an ANC safe house in Rivonia, a fashionable suburb on the northern outskirts Johannesburg, discovering arms and equipment.
Sisulu's course on the history of the antiapartheid struggle is particularly popular, and he also continues his own education, completing a BA in art history and anthropology.
Walter Sisulu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words)
Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (May 18, 1912 May 5, 2003) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC).
In 1992, Walter Sisulu was awarded Isitwalandwe Seaparankoe, the highest honour granted by the ANC, for his contribution to the liberation struggle in South Africa.
Walter Sisulu was given a "special official funeral" on 17th May 2003.
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