#SOUTHAFRICA: Professor Fatima Meer, a name synonymous with the liberation movement of South Africa is gone but her memory lives on in the minds of every South African.
She is considered one of South Africa’s most distinguished twentieth century leaders. As a political leader, publisher, writer, and human rights and gender activist, she has worked tirelessly to improve race relations, and promote justice, reconciliation, and non-violent action in such fields as education, social work, poverty alleviation, and health care.
Meer was the tigress that shaped the tenets of democracy by resisting the pressure of apartheid. She was the one woman that confronted the apartheid government with her wit and never gave up in the face of adversity.
Professor Fatima Meer was born August 12, 1928 and passed away March 12, 2010. It’s been nine years since she passed on and we pay tribute to this amazing woman.
Thank you for your contribution to the democracy that South Africa enjoys today, you fought bravely for the future of every South African.
Here are some visuals of the woman who almost married former President Nelson Mandela.
To my friend and mentor, to a teacher, mother, professor, researcher, writer and activist, I thank you for living a life worthy of emulation. Your immense contribution, of historic significance, will always be remembered by freedom-loving people who adopt an anti-racist stance in the quest for egalitarianism, social justice and peace.Professor Dasarath Chetty, Fatima Meer – A Pictorial Tribute
The school days of Fatima Meer
Ismail and Fatima Meer 1994
The above visuals are taken from Professor Dasarath Chetty’s pictorial tribute to Fatima Meer. This ebook can be downloaded from here