1953 – 1989
|Born||November 7, 1917 |
Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa
|Political party||United Party|
Progressive Reform Party
Progressive Federal Party
|Apartheid in South Africa|
|Events and Projects|
P.W Botha · Oupa Gqozo · DF Malan
Helen Suzman, born Helen Gavronsky (7 November 1917 in Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa), was an anti-apartheid activist and politician. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year This article is about Germiston in Gauteng South Africa For the Germiston in Scotland see Germiston Glasgow. Gauteng (xaʊˈtɛŋ Sotho xɑ́útʼèŋ̀ is a province of South Africa. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa The United Party was South Africa's ruling political party between 1934 and 1948. 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The Sharpeville Massacre, also known as the Sharpeville shootings, occurred on March 21, 1960, when South African police began shooting on a crowd The Soweto uprising or Soweto Riots were a series of clashes in Soweto, South Africa on June 16 1976 between black youths and the South African The Treason Trial was a trial in which 156 people (105 Blacks 21 Indians 23 Whites and 7 Coloureds including Nelson Mandela, were arrested in a raid and accused of treason The Rivonia Trial was a trial that took place in South Africa between 1963 and 1964, in which ten leaders of the African National Congress The Church Street bombing was a 1983 attack by the Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the African National Congress, in the South African capital The apartheid system in South Africa was ended through a series of negotiations between 1990 and 1993 and through unilateral steps by the De Klerk government The St James Church massacre was a massacre perpetrated on St James Church in Kenilworth, Cape Town on 25 July 1993 by four cadres The African National Congress (ANC has been South Africa 's governing party supported by its Tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions The Inkatha Freedom Party ( IFP) is a Political party in South Africa. 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Vlakplaas is a farm 20km west of Pretoria that served as the headquarters of the South African Police Counterinsurgency unit C10 (later called C1 working The Freedom Charter was the statement of core principles of the South African Congress Alliance which consisted of the African National Congress and its allies the South The Sullivan Principles are the names of two corporate codes of conduct, developed by the African-American preacher Rev The Kairos Document (KD is a theological statement issued in 1985 by a group of black South African theologians based predominantly in the black Townships of Disinvestment (or divestment from South Africa was first advocated in the 1960s in protest of South Africa's system of Apartheid, but was not implemented on a significant For the post-apartheid police force see South African Police Service. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year This article is about Germiston in Gauteng South Africa For the Germiston in Scotland see Germiston Glasgow. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person She studied as an economist and statistician at Witwatersrand University. The University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg is a leading South African University situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. Suzman was the daughter of Lithuanian-Jewish immigrants. 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She married Dr. Moses Suzman when she was 20, and had two daughters with him before returning to university as a lecturer in 1944. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She gave up teaching for politics, being elected to Parliament in 1953 as a member of the United Party. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Party was South Africa's ruling political party between 1934 and 1948. She switched to the liberal Progressive Party in 1959, and represented the Houghton constituency as that party's sole member of parliament, and the sole parliamentarian unequivocally opposed to apartheid, from 1961 to 1974. The Progressive Party was a liberal South African party that opposed the ruling National Party's policies of Apartheid. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Houghton Estate is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Part of it is located in Region 3, the other part in Region 4. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar.
Suzman was noted for her strong public criticism of the governing National Party's policies of apartheid at a time when this was unusual amongst whites, and found herself even more of an outsider by virtue of being an English-speaking Jewish woman in a parliament dominated by Calvinist Afrikaner men. The National Party ( Afrikaans: Nasionale Party) (with its members sometimes known as Nationalists or Nats) was the governing party of Calvinism (sometimes called the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology) is a theological system and an approach to the The term Afrikaner people refers to white Afrikaans -speaking people who have been established in Southern Africa since the 17th century and are mainly of northwestern She was once accused by a minister of asking questions in parliament that embarrassed South Africa, to which she replied: "It is not my questions that embarrass South Africa, it is your answers". 
Later, as parliamentary white opposition to apartheid grew, the Progressive Party was renamed the Progressive Federal Party, and Suzman was joined in parliament by notable liberal colleagues such as Colin Eglin. The Progressive Federal Party (PFP was a South African Political party formed in 1977. Colin Wells Eglin is a South African politician He was born at Sea Point Cape Town South Africa on 14 April, 1925. She spent a total of 36 years in parliament.
She visited Nelson Mandela numerous times in prison, and was at his side when he signed the new constitution in 1996. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (xolíɬaɬa mandéːla born 18 July 1918 is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative The current and official Constitution of the Republic of South Africa was adopted on 8 May 1996. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
She was voted #24 on the Top 100 Great South Africans. Great South Africans was a South African television series that aired on SABC3 and hosted by Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu and Denis Beckett.
Suzman, Helen. This is a list of notable South Africans with Wikipedia articles There are a number of Black African groups that practice Judaism, the most prominent of which are the Beta Israel of Ethiopia. The Progressive Party was a liberal South African party that opposed the ruling National Party's policies of Apartheid. In No Uncertain Terms: A South African Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1993. ISBN 0679409858