Albertina Sisulu

1918 - 2011

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Albertina Sisulu OMSG (née Nontsikelelo Thethiwe; 21 October 1918 – 2 June 2011) was a South African anti-apartheid activist. A member of the African National Congress (ANC), she was the founding co-president of the United Democratic Front. In South Africa, where she was affectionately known as Ma Sisulu, she is often called a mother of the nation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albertina Sisulu has received more than 458,100 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Albertina Sisulu is the 614th most popular social activist (down from 531st in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 178th in 2019) and the 9th most popular South African Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Albertina Sisulu ranks 614 out of 840Before her are Aaron Swartz, Jadav Payeng, Agnès Callamard, Mario Savio, James Larkin, and Rachel Corrie. After her are Robert Emmet, Betty Ong, Jan Egeland, Frances Willard, Irene Fernandez, and Mary McLeod Bethune.

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Among people born in 1918, Albertina Sisulu ranks 302Before her are Adolph Kiefer, Kenneth Connor, Jafar Salmasi, Edith Massey, Virginia Davis, and Guillermo Lovell. After her are Ben Klassen, Dusty Anderson, Penaia Ganilau, Walter Schneiter, Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, and Allan Arbus. Among people deceased in 2011, Albertina Sisulu ranks 427Before her are Sam Rivers, Flemming Jørgensen, Salmaan Taseer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Peter Schamoni, and Jet Harris. After her are George Baker, Annalisa Ericson, Brian Jacques, Pauline Betz, Angela Scoular, and Gordon Tootoosis.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Albertina Sisulu ranks 184 out of 454Before her are Constand Viljoen (1933), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Lawrence Stevens (1913), Neville Lederle (1938), Tony Maggs (1937), and Christian Gitsham (1888). After her are Roger Michell (1956), Steven Pienaar (1982), Reeva Steenkamp (1983), Clarence Walker (1898), Mzilikazi (1790), and Athol Fugard (1932).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In South Africa

Among social activists born in South Africa, Albertina Sisulu ranks 9Before her are Frances Ames (1920), Evelyn Mase (1922), Ted Grant (1913), Denis Goldberg (1933), Devdas Gandhi (1900), and Ramdas Gandhi (1897). After her are Bram Fischer (1908), Beyers Naudé (1915), Lillian Ngoyi (1911), Kumi Naidoo (1965), Hector Pieterson (1963), and Ayanda Denge (1982).