Qoboza was born on 17 January 1938. He grew up in Sophiatown, which was a hybrid township of cinemas, shebeens, jazz dens, political meetings and “tsotsi” gangsters. He initially went to Lesotho and studied in the field of theology, but became involved in journalism after joining the staff of The World and Weekend World in 1963.
• Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds) (1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.
• Percy Qoboza from Encyclopedia Britannica [online] Available at: britannica.com [Accessed 12 January 2010]
• Percy Qoboza [online] Available at: freemedia.at [Accessed 12 January 2010]
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