African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

Part two of the interview with Chief Isaac Kgwete by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Part one of the interview with Isaac Kgwete, the chief of Maandagshoek, by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava. (June 15, 2007)

Creator: Kgwete, Isaac
McKinley, Dale
Veriava, Ahmed

Contributing Institutions: SAHA; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributors: Emmanuel Mokgoga (Translator)
Moses Moremi (Transcriber)
Biography: Isaac Kgwete, fourty seven years old at the time of the interview, is married with several children. He was born in Maandagshoek and went to work in Witbank as a forklift operator for many years. He returned to Maandaghoek when his uncle (then chief) died, and was installed as the new chief by a section of the community. He works with Joyce Kgwete and together they oppose her estranged husband's claims to traditional leadership. Isaac has become very active in opposing Modikwa mine's Section 21 companies and in negotiating new agreements for future mining in the community.
Description: The second part of the interview with Chief Isaac Kgwete was conducted by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava in Maandagshoek in 2007 as part of the South African History Archive's Alternative History Project, titled 'Forgotten Voices in the Present'.
Date: July 15, 2007
Location: Maandagshoek, Limpopo, Republic of South Africa
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Sotho
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Digitizer: SAHA
Source: SAHA collection AL3280