Denis Goldberg speaking at the launch of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival, 12 October 2013.
11 April 1933 |
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town|
|Known for||Rivonia Trial|
|Political party||African National Congress|
Denis Theodore Goldberg (born 11 April 1933) is a South African social campaigner of Jewish descent. As a member of the South African Communist Party he was active in the struggle against apartheid and was imprisoned along with other key members of the anti-apartheid movement such as Nelson Mandela at Robben Islands.
After the first non racial elections in South Africa Goldberg founded the development organisation Community H.E.A.R.T. in London in 1995 to help to improve the living standards of black South Africans. With the support of German friends he established Community H.E.A.R.T. e.V. in Essen in Germany in 1996.
Goldberg returned to South Africa in 2002 and was appointed Special Adviser to Ronnie Kasrils MP, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry until 2004. In 2010 he published his autobiography, The Mission: A Life for Freedom in South Africa (STE Publishers, Johannesburg).