Jay Naidoo was a tireless anti-apartheid campaigner in the 1980s, serving as the first General Secretary of Coastu, South Africa’s largest union federation and the backbone of the internal mass struggles against apartheid. Google Books
Bio on Jay Naidoo
Naidoo became active in the South African Students’ Organisation (SASO) that was banned in 1977 just after its leader Steve Biko was murdered in police detention. He then became a community-based organizer working with grassroots civic structures. He joined the Federation of South African Trade Unions as a volunteer in 1979. Naidoo was later appointed secretary general of the Sweet, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (SFAWU). In this capacity, he led the country’s largest ever nationwide strike with around 3.5 million participants in 1991, paralyzing factories and businesses across South Africa and leaving people without the basic services normally provided by black employees.
In 1995, Naidoo served on the selection panel appointed by President Mandela to interview and shortlist candidates for South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The half title page has been signed and inscribed by the author, Jay Naidoo, in black ink.,”Best Regards, Jay Naidoo. The wraps are a slight tad edge worn, but remain colourful and bright, no creasing to the spine . Internally, there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are bright, crisp and complete. The binding is secure. A stunning copy. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED