South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Full Interview

Ayesha Hoorzook interviewed by Matthew Millar
October 8, 2006 Johannesburg, South Africa.


Ms. Hoorzook grew up in Johannesburg in a community that was later declared as a white area, so her Indian family had to move. She experienced the irrationality and difficulties of racial classification; marrying a man from Cape Town, their first child was classified as Indian and their second child as Cape Malay. It took half a year to have the second child reclassified so he could go to school with his sibling in the community where they lived. Hoorzook became a history teacher in order to teach students about their country’s past. She also serves as a guide in the Apartheid Museum.

This interview is from the Kelly Brisbois and Trevor Getz Collection.


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