Who was Josiah Gumede?

Josiah Tshangana Gumede was born on 9 October 1867 in the village of Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. After school he studied in Grahamstown and moved to Natal in 1884 when he accepted a teaching post at Adams College, Umbumbulu. There he befriended a colleague, Saul Msane. Together they started a Zulu Choir in 1890 and … Read more

Josiah Gumede, 4th President of the ANC

As part of the Durban ANC centenary celebrations an exhibition of the life and times of Josiah Gumede opened on Thursday, 19 April at the KwaMuhle Museum in Bram Fischer Road, Durban. Gumede was honoured for the role he played in the struggle for political and socio-economic freedom for all in South Africa. The occasion … Read more