26
Oct
12

Jay Naidoo speaks at Aggett book launch


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Jay Naidoo – a former trade union leader and minister in President Nelson Mandela’s first cabinet in 1994 – was the guest speaker at the national launch in Johannesburg recently of Beverley Naidoo’s biography on Neil Aggett – “Death of an Idealist – in search of Neil Aggett”.

Speaking off-the-cuff, from short notes, his talk was both deeply insightful and somewhat inspiring, given the recent tragedy of Marikana.

The full, 10-minute video clip of this talk on 09 October 2012 can be found on Jay Naidoo’s website, pictured above.

Link:
http://www.jaynaidoo.org/video-book-launch-death-of-an-idealist-in-search-of-neil-agget/#more-1772

TRANSCRIPT: 

I’ve done a transcript of this talk, because I think it is important – at this time of civic unrest in South Africa – that his words gain wider oxygen.
Here’s a downloadable PDF file of it:
JayNaidooSpeaks.AggettBookLaunch.Transcription

(For anyone wishing to re-publish this transcription, please read my footnotes in this download document.) 

Should anyone require an original word document of this file, please mail me – briang.sandberg <at> gmail.com …
And for anyone wanting a fuller biography about Jay Naidoo, here’s a ‘bio’ link from his website:
http://www.jaynaidoo.org/bio/

Brian Sandberg
Durban. South Africa.
26 October 2012. 

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