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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Hurley, Dennis

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(1915 2004)

Hurley was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Durban from 1947.

A tireless and powerful advocate of human rights, Hurley served as president of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference, which, during his long term of office, published critical and influential reports on South Africa's controversial occupation of South West Africa, now Namibia; on forced removals; and on the conduct of the police in townships.

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

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