African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

An interview with spaza shop owner Petrus Manogo by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Creator: Manogo, Petrus
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: Petrus Manogo, in his forties and a spaza shop owner at the time of the interview, is married with two children. He was born in Maandagshoek and his only time away from this community was between 1986-1992 when he was a contract construction worker in Nelspruit. The shop which he opened in 1992 (selling basic food stuffs and drinks sourced from the nearby town of Burgersfort) supports Petrus and his family.
Description: This interview with spaza shop owner Petrus Manogo 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: June 9, 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