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.
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