About this site

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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Pillay, Vella

Pillay was a member of the Communist Party in South Africa before moving to London where he studied at the London School of Economics.

He was the London contact for the New Age group and worked closely with the British Communist Party.

He was a founder of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in England.

Pillay died in 2004.

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