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Personal papers of Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews (DCAS Acc 101)

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dc.description Inventory in the Unisa Archives, Documentation Centre for African Studies (DCAS Acc 101). 15 Boxes. en
dc.description.abstract Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews was born in Kimberley in 1901. After finishing high school, he enrolled for a BA degree at Fort Hare, and completed it in 1923 – thereby becoming the first African to obtain a BA degree at a South African institution. In 1935 he was appointed lecturer in Social Anthropology and Native Law and Administration, and in 1944 he became head of the Department of African Studies. On the political front, Matthews became ANC provincial president for the Cape in June 1949. In December 1956, when he was acting principal of Fort Hare, he became one of the accused in the Treason Trial. On his release from the trial in late 1958, he returned to Fort Hare. In 1962 Matthews moved to Geneva to become secretary of the Africa division of the World Council of Churches. In 1966 he accepted the post of ambassador to the United States and chief United Nations representative for Botswana. He died in the United States in 1968. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Documentation Centre for African Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Acc 101 en
dc.subject ZK Matthews en
dc.subject Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews en
dc.subject Matthews, ZK en
dc.subject Fort Hare en
dc.subject Barolong en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject ANC en
dc.subject African National Congress en
dc.subject Treason Trial en
dc.subject World Council of Churches en
dc.subject Botswana en
dc.title Personal papers of Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews (DCAS Acc 101) en
dc.type Inventory en

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