Joseph Nong Thloloe

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Biographical information


Member of the PAC, political detainee, chairman of the South African National Editors' Forum(SANEF), president of the Union of Black Journalists and Media Workers Association of South Africa and press ombudsman

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01 July 1942
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Orlando East, Soweto

Joseph Nong “Joe” Thloloe was born on 01 July 1942 in Orlando East, Soweto to Nokuthula and Joel Letebele Thloloe. He began his primary school education at Law Palmer Primary School and upon completion went to Orlando High School. It was here that he was instructed by teachers who were politically inclined and abhorred the system of Apartheid, like Ellen Kuzwayo and Thamsanqa Kambule.

• PRESENTATION OF NATIONAL ORDERS, South African Government Online [online], Available at[Accessed 04 April 2013].
•  Joseph Thloloe, Who’s Who of Southern Africa [online], Available at    [Accessed 04 April 2013]. 

Last updated : 15-Apr-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 11-Apr-2013