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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Luthuli, Albertina

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Albertina Luthuli is the eldest daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner and former ANC President, Chief Albert Luthuli, the second child in a family of seven. She was born at Groutville Mission in Natal.

She was schooled at the primary school in Groutville up to Standard 6, then transferred to Adams College for one year, which was where her father used to teach at the Training College. She then moved to St Francis College near Ramsgate where she completed her high school education. After that she enrolled in the Durban Medical School at the University of Natal, graduating with an MBChB, followed by one year internship at the McCord Hospital in Durban.

She spent many years in exile, in London, Lesotho and Zimbabwe, and returned to South Africa in June 1991 when she set up practice as a doctor in Natal.

After the 1994 elections she became a member of the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Legislature, and subsequently was asked to serve as an MP in the National Assembly for the ANC.

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