Anderson Khumani Ganyile

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Anderson Ganyile. Source: © Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online


Member of the ANCYL and ANC, political detainee, banished person

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Amanikwe Location, Bizana District, [Eastern Province, now Eastern Cape]

Anderson Khumani “Dan” Ganyile’s was born in 1935 in Bizana District, Transkei (now Eastern Cape).  He attended St John’s School in Umtata and then Lovedale before proceeding to Fort Hare in 1959.  Ganyile’s interest in politics was sparked by the African National Congress (ANC) 1952 Defiance Campaign.

• Contribution by Professor S. Badat on Banishment, Rhodes University, 2012.  From the book, Forgotten People - Political Banishment under Apartheid by Professor S. Badat
• Gerhart G.M and Karis T. (ed)(1977)

Last updated : 04-Aug-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 14-Jan-2013