African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

An interview with Sebokeng resident Motseki Johannes Ngake, by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Creator: McKinley, Dale
Ngake, Motseki
Veriava, Ahmed
Contributing Institutions: SAHA; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Moses Moremi (Transcriber)
Biography: Thirty-eight years old at the time of the interview, Motseki Johannes Ngake was born and bred in Sebokeng. His father died when he was very young and so he was raised by his general labourer, single mother, alongside his two siblings. He was a Congress of South African Students (COSAS) activist in the 1980s and after gaining his matric went to work at a Johannesburg hotel. He received support from his employers to attend the University in Qwa Qwa where he received a BA Honours in Education and Politics. He taught there and then returned to Sebokeng a few years ago when he fell ill with TB. He says that he has recovered but is unable to get a teaching job.
Description: This interview with Motseki Johannes Ngake 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: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Digitizer: AL3280_A3.12.1
Source: SAHA collection AL3280

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