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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Cooper, Sathasivan (Saths)

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Cooper was born in 1950.

He has been a teacher and a political activist. He was a leading figure in the formation of the Black Peoples' Convention in 1972 and was imprisoned from 1976 until 1982 in terms of the Terrorism Act. He served as first vice-president of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) and, in 1985 and 1986, as deputy president of the Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO), a radical Black Consciousness movement formed in 1979.

Source: Joyce, P. (1999). A Concise Dictionary of South African Biography, Cape Town: Francolin.

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