James J. Majoro

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

Clerk, miner, founding member and secretary of the African Mineworkers' Union. Organizing secretary of the Orlando branch of the ANC 

First name: 
James J.
Last name: 
Majoro

A clerk and ex-miner, Majoro was instrumental in establishing the African Mineworkers' Union. He later became its secretary and was one of the accused in the trial that followed the 1946 mine strike. He was an organizing secretary of the Orlando branch of the African National Congress (ANC) during the mid-1940s.


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 : 27-Jul-2016

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