Karel Tip

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Lawyer and trade union activist

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Karel Tip was born and raised in Durban. Tip attended a comparatively multi-racial primary school which he “tended to soften the [racial] lines a little” (LRC Interview, 2007: 1). He began studying engineering at the University of Natal in Durban. However, Tip soon drifted into studying Political Science under the mentorship of Rick Turner. It was during this time that Tip’s opposition to apartheid developed and he became very involved in student activities.

• Sithole, J. and Ndlovu, S., 2006. “The Revival of the Labour Movement, 1970-1980” in South African Democracy Education Trust The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Volume 2: 1970-1980. Pretoria: Unisa Press
• LRC, 2007. “Karel Tip Interview, 30th November 2007” in LRC Oral History Project [online]. Available at https://www.historicalpapers.wits.ac.za[9 October 2012]
• GroupOne.co.za, 2012. “Senior Counsel ”“ Group One” in Group One Sandown Village [online]. Available at www.groupone.co.za[9 October 2012]

Last updated : 30-Jan-2013

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