African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

An interview with Lineman Jonas Dyonase, a retrenched SAMANCOR worker and tuck-shop owner of Sebokeng, by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Creator: Dyonase, Lineman
McKinley, Dale
Veriava, Ahmed
Contributing Institutions: SAHA; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributors: Joseph Matutoane (Translator)
Moses Moremi (Transcriber)
Biography: In his fifties at the time of the interview, Lineman Jonas Dyonase was born and raised in the Eastern Cape and moved to Sebokeng when he was twenty-four years old where he got work at the SAMANCOR plant. He worked as a general labourer there for 26 years while living in worker hostels (his previous wife stayed in the Eastern Cape with their two children). He was retrenched in 2001, the same year his wife left him. He subsequently remarried and has one child with his second wife. He moved to nearby Meyerton where he opened, and continues to run, a small tuck shop which supports him and his family.
Description: This interview with Lineman Jonas Dyonase, a retrenched SAMANCOR worker and tuck-shop owner, was conducted by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava in Sebokeng in 2007 as part of the South African History Archive's Alternative History Project, titled 'Forgotten Voices in the Present'.
Date: September 13, 2007
Location: Sebokeng, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Zulu
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Digitizer: SAHA
Source: SAHA collection AL3280

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