Frank A. Pendla

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Court interpreter, a postmaster, a clerk, and a restaurant proprietor. President of the Cape African Congress

First name: 
Frank A.
Last name: 
Pendla

Frank A. Pendla was the president of the Cape African Congress in the early 1940s until suspended by A. B. Xuma in September 1942. Born in the Cape, he attended St. Matthews Institution. He worked at various times as a court interpreter, a postmaster, a clerk, and a restaurant proprietor. In 1930 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Cape Provincial Council from Port Elizabeth.


References:
• Gerhart G.M and Karis T. (ed)(1977). From Protest to challenge: A documentary History of African Politics in South Africa: 1882-1964, Vol.4 Political Profiles 1882 ”“ 1964. Hoover Institution Pres: Stanford University.

Last updated : 11-Aug-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 27-Sep-2011