African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

An interview with Kate Masabatha Makhanya, an elderly crèche owner from Sebokeng, by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Creator: Makhanya, Kate
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 her early sixties at the time of the interview, Kate Masabatha Makhanya was born in Rustenburg, lived in Evaton for twenty-one years (since 1974) with her husband and four children when, in 1995, she moved to Sebokeng. She had previously been a worker at a crèche in Evaton and started her own – consisting of two backyard shacks on a fairly large plot with a private home - upon arrival in Sebokeng. There are presently fifty-six children who attend her crèche (although many of their parents do not/cannot afford to pay fees). Kate owns/manages the crèche and employs two workers/teachers. She has been married for thirty-seven years and has four grown children. She has been running a crèche for 20 years. In late 2008 Kate passed away from natural causes.
Description: This interview with Kate Masabatha Makhanya, an elderly crèche 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 8, 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