Reginald (Reg) September, prominent trade unionist and anti-apartheid activist, is born

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Reginald 'Reg' September

Wednesday, 13 June 1923

Reginald 'Reg' September was a prominent trade unionist, the leader of the South African Coloured People's Organization and an executive member of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. He was born in Wynberg in Cape Town on the 13th June 1923, the son of Florence, a housewife, and Nicholas September, a carpenter. He attended Cape Town's Trafalgar High School where his opposition to white racism was formed by his teachers who encouraged political debate on the inequalities suffered by black people.

 

References:
• SAHO Reginald September [online] Available at: www.sahistory.org.za [Accessed on 11 June 2013]
• Who's Who Reginald September [online] Available at: https://whoswho.co.za [Accessed on 11 June 2013]

Last updated : 12-Jun-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011