THINKER , A LEADING INTELLECTUAL MAGAZINE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Keywords: political journalism, South Africa, African National Congress, struggle against the apartheid regime, modern history of South Africa Against the background of a fairly rich range of periodicals in the Republic of South Africa, The Thinker magazine it stands out clearly by itself. And not only because political magazines are far from the best-selling, but because this magazine is really analytical and offers the reader not so much information as reflection. In this regard, the name of the magazine completely coincides with its content. WHO IS HE, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF? The magazine was created by Dr. Essop Pahad (b. 1939). The personality of the editor-in - chief of The Thinker attracts attention by itself.E. Pahad is a well-known South African intellectual, historian, fighter against the apartheid regime, member of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SCCP). In December 1964, he was forced to leave the country. For many years, E. Pahad represented the Communist Party of South Africa in the editorial board of the well-known magazine "Problems of Peace and Socialism", its English-language version - "World Marxist Revue". Since 1994-Member of the first non-racial Parliament of South Africa, and from 1999 to 2008 - Minister in the Government of President Thabo Mbeki. As a teenager, at the age of 13, Essop participated in protest demonstrations and distributed leaflets, for which he was repeatedly arrested. In an interview with the author of this article, Dr. E. Pahad said: "I started to get involved in politics, as I grew up in a family of fighters against the regime. My parents were active members of the resistance to the apartheid government. My mother was thrown into prison three times in the forties and fifties... Many meetings of resistance leaders were held in our house. If you read the autobiographies of Mandela, Sisulu or Kathrada, you will see how much they write about my mother... Conversations at such meetings som ... Read more
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