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Ahmed Kathrada

1929 - 2017

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Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada (21 August 1929 – 28 March 2017), sometimes known by the nickname "Kathy", was a South African politician and anti-apartheid activist. Kathrada's involvement in the anti-apartheid activities of the African National Congress (ANC) led him to his long-term imprisonment following the Rivonia Trial, in which he was held at Robben Island and Pollsmoor Prison. Following his release in 1990, he was elected to serve as a member of parliament, representing the ANC. He authored a book, No Bread for Mandela – Memoirs of Ahmed Kathrada, Prisoner No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Kathrada has received more than 532,484 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ahmed Kathrada is the 15,945th most popular politician (down from 13,517th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from South Africa (down from 127th in 2019) and the 46th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Ahmed Kathrada ranks 15,945 out of 15,577Before her are Gerd Müller, Ignazio Marino, Adelina Gutiérrez, Paul Kaba Thieba, John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, and Vít Jedlička. After her are Rajko Đurić, Paulo d'Eça Leal, Jean Charest, Joseph Lyons, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, and Einars Repše.

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Among people born in 1929, Ahmed Kathrada ranks 438Before her are Vivien Merchant, Desmond Hoyte, Boris Nikolov, LaVern Baker, Pete George, and Bhanu Athaiya. After her are Amanda Blake, Joseph Mascolo, Paul England, Johnny Ace, Joe Meek, and Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro. Among people deceased in 2017, Ahmed Kathrada ranks 477Before her are Catherine Hardy Lavender, Cécile DeWitt-Morette, Jan Szczepański, Isabelle Daniels, Bajram Rexhepi, and Karel Schoeman. After her are Gilbert Stork, Egon Günther, Desmond Connell, John B. Anderson, Josef Augusta, and Roberta Peters.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Ahmed Kathrada ranks 161 out of 374Before her are Marjorie Clark (1909), Glynis Barber (1955), Ilana Kloss (1956), Karel Schoeman (1939), John Langalibalele Dube (1871), and Thomas Shardelow (1931). After her are Beyers Naudé (1915), Sol Plaatje (1876), Bram Fischer (1908), Gordon Hodgson (1904), Grace Mugabe (1965), and Enoch Sontonga (1873).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Ahmed Kathrada ranks 46Before her are Tom Naudé (1889), Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Ruth First (1925), Helen Zille (1951), Mzilikazi (1790), and Zindzi Mandela (1960). After her are Sol Plaatje (1876), Grace Mugabe (1965), Govan Mbeki (1910), Thomas François Burgers (1834), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955), and Robert Sobukwe (1924).