African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

An interview with Sara Maduma, a Sebokeng resident and private clinic worker in the nearby town of Vereeninging, by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Creator: Maduma, Sara
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: Forty-two years old at the time of the interview, Sara Maduma was born and raised in nearby Sharpeville in a family of eleven. Her father died in 1980 and she then left school and went to work as a domestic worker to support her mother and siblings. She married in 1990 and has one child. She moved to Sebokeng in 1993 with her husband who worked at the ISCOR plant. He was retrenched in 1997 and remains unemployed. Sara managed to get a job at a private clinic in Vereeninging in 2004 and has worked there since, supporting her husband and child. They live in a Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) house.
Description: This interview with Sara Maduma, a worker at a private clinic in the nearby town of Vereeninging, 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 12, 2007
Location: Sebokeng, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Sotho
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Digitizer: SAHA
Source: SAHA collection AL3280

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