Chris Hani Politician

Chris Hani, born Martin Thembisile Hani (28 June 1942 – 10 April 1993) was the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the apartheid government. He was assassinated on 10 April 1993. Hani was born on 28 June 1942 in the small town of Cofimvaba in a rural village called kuSabalele Transkei. He was the fifth of six children. He attended Lovedale school and later studied modern and classical literature at the University of Fort Hare. Hani, in an interview on the Wankie campaign, also mentions that he is a Rhodes University graduate. At age 15 Hani joined the ANC Youth League. As a student he was active in protests against the Bantu Education Act. Following his graduation, he joined Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC. Following his arrest under the Suppression of Communism Act, he went into exile in Lesotho in 1963. He received military training in the Soviet Union and served in campaigns in the Rhodesian Bush War in what is now Zimbabwe.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 28th, 1942
Place of birth
Transkei
Nationality
South Africa
Date of death
April 10th, 1993 at age of 50
Place of death
Boksburg
Cause of death
Assassination
Ethnicity
Xhosa

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of Fort Hare Colleges/University

1959 - 1961 / Modern Literature

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution in higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959. It offered a Western-style, academically excellent education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries.

Type Public university
Founded
1916
Headquarters
1 King Williams Town Road, 5700 - Alice, Eastern Cape
Official web page www.ufh.ac.za
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Fort Hare connected by profession and/or age

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2. Rhodes University Colleges/University

- 1962 Bachelor's degree

Rhodes University (RU or simply Rhodes) is a public research university located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, established in 1904. It is the province’s oldest university, and is one of the four universities in the province. It is the fifth or sixth oldest South African university in continuous operation, being preceded by the University of the Free State (1904), University of Witwatersrand (1896), Stellenbosch University (1866) and the University of Cape Town (1829). Rhodes was founded in 1904 as Rhodes University College, named after Cecil Rhodes, through a grant from the Rhodes Trust. It became a constituent college of the University of South Africa in 1918 before becoming an independent university in 1951.

Type Public university
Endowment
2008. 59.9 mil. $
2008. 430 mil. ZAR
Institution colors
Founded
May 31st, 1904
Headquarters
Lucas Avenue, 6139 - Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Undergraduates
2009. 5,372
Postgraduates
2009. 1,633
Official web page www.ru.ac.za
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Rhodes University connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

South African Communist Party

Geographic scope

South Africa

Ideology

Communism
Marxism–Leninism

Official web page

Wikipedia article

South African Communist Party is a communist party in South Africa. It was founded in 1921, was declared illegal in 1950, and participated in the struggle against apartheid. It is a partner of the Tripartite Alliance with the African National Congress and the Congress of South African Trade Unions and as such wields influence in the South African government.

Other members

born 1948

African National Congress

Party founded

January 8th, 1912

Geographic scope

South Africa

Ideology

Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Left-wing nationalism

Founders

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The African National Congress is the Republic of South Africa's governing social democratic political party, supported by its Tripartite Alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party, since the establishment of multi-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a "disciplined force of the left". Members founded the organisation as the South African Native National Congress on 8 January 1912 at the Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein to increase the rights of the black South African population. John Dube, its first president, and poet and author Sol Plaatje were among its founding members. The organisation became the ANC in 1923 and formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961. It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. It increased its majority in the South African general election. Further increases in 2004, with 69.7% of the votes. In 2009 its share of the vote reduced slightly, but it remained the dominant party with 65.9% of the votes, and decreased again in 2014 when it garnered 62.15%.

Other members

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born 1935
born 1939
born 1948
born 1948

Namesakes

1.Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Hospital
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital is the third largest hospital in the world after the School of Medicine, Sichuan University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, occupying 173 acres, with 3,200 beds and 6,760 staff members. The hospital is in the Soweto area south of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is one of the 40 Gauteng provincial hospitals, and is financed and managed by the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health. It is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, along with the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
Geolocation Official website
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