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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Shubin, Vladimir

From 1969 Shubin was involved with the Soviet Solidarity Committee in the Soviet Union, which was more or less the equivalent of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. He was Secretary for  African Affairs.

After obtaining his PhD he moved to the International Department of the ruling Communist Party where he worked for 20 years, nine of which he was dealing with southern Africa. During the period 1989 1991 he was head of the Africa Section. He was closely involved with South Africans who came to the Soviet Union for political and military training.

He then spent three years at the University of the Western Cape, after which he became Deputy Director of the Africa Institute.

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