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South Africa: Rushdu Atala – South Africa’s First Aviator of Colour

July 26, 2020

[UCT] A new article published by University of Cape Town (UCT) African studies scholar Dr Halim Gençoğlu reveals a tantalising story about the country’s first aviator of colour, Muslim Abu Bakr Rushdu Atala. He was a cousin of anti-apartheid and civil rights activist Zainunnisa “Cissie” Gool, after whom UCT’s Cissie Gool Plaza is named.

Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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