Dr Sathasivan “Saths” Cooper

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Dr Sathasivan "Saths" Cooper


Vice President of the NIC,Member of the BC movement, Secretary of the BPC, Vice President of AZAPO, Vice Principal of UDW, political activist and Psychologist.

First name: 
Sathasivan "Saths"
Last name: 
Date of birth: 
11 December 1950
Location of birth: 
Durban, South Africa
Ban information: 
Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)<br><em>Issued Period(s)</em> [30 June 1973 to 28/2/1978]

Sathasivian “Saths” Cooper was born on 11 December 1950 in Durban. He was the eldest child of Alimal and Appasamy Cooper. Cooper matriculated from Sastri College, Durban in 1967. The following year, he enrolled for a B. A. degree at the at the University College - an affiliate of the University of South Africa (UNISA) - Salisbury Island, Durban. As a student Cooper was against the motion which called for the imminent renaming of the College to University of Durban-Westville. He saw this as another form of segregating Black people along ethnicity.

• Gastrow, S. (1985).
• Joyce, P. (1999). A Concise Dictionary of South African Biography, Cape Town: Francolin.
• Highbeam Research. (2012). Global award for Saths Cooper online. Available at www.highbeam.com. Accessed on 16 January 2013

Last updated : 04-Nov-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011