Margaret Chuene Mncadi

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Physician, member of the African National Congress (ANC), Vice-president of the ANC Women's League in Natal

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Eastern Transvaal

Margaret Chuene Mncadi was born in the Eastern Transvaal, she graduated from Fort Hare and the medical school of the University of the Witwatersrand. She established a medical practice in Benoni, where she became active in the local African National Congress (ANC). In 1956 she moved to Natal and took over the Ixopo practice of Winston Conco, then a defendant in the Treason Trial. In 1959 she led protests against the extension of passes to women and was elected vice-president of the ANC Women's League in Natal. Since 1960 she has practiced medicine in Swaziland.

• 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 : 05-Aug-2016

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