Book Launch: Guerrillas and Combative Mothers by Siphokazi Magadla

The Forge and UKZN Press invite you to the launch of Guerrillas and Combative Mothers: Women and the Armed Struggle in South Africa by Siphokazi Magadla. 

Guerrillas and Combative Mothers offers a first-hand account of women’s participation in the armed struggle against apartheid from 1961 to 1994 and their lives in a democratic South Africa.


Saturday 1 April




Professor Siphokazi Magadla is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political & International Studies at Rhodes University.


Lebohang Liepollo Pheko is a senior research fellow and political economist at Trade Collective.


Makhosazana Xaba is an award-winning multi-genre anthologist and short story writer. She grounds her work on feminist politics.


Totsie Memela is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).


Major General (Ret) Ntsiki Memela-Motumi is a decorated military officer, and gender activist who is passionate about social justice and the mentorship of the next generation of Women Commanders.

Free to attend