Dr Garth Benneyworth, a notable authority on the liberation struggle, presented his paper, Reconstructing the Raid, to a conference which brought together veterans from the 1960s era and seven international academics who engaged in a two-day conversation on that era of the liberation struggle.
Dr Benneyworth’s paper was based on his pioneering and orighttps://www.sahistory.org.za/place/liliesleaf-farminal research done on Liliesleaf and the papers published in 2017. Liliesleaf Farm, located in Johannesburg, was a farm used secretly by African National Congress activists in the 1960s.
The conference, “The Rivonia Generation and the Turn to Armed Struggle in South Africa”, was hosted by the Liliesleaf A Place of Liberation, Rivonia in Johannesburg in March this year.
The keynote speaker on the day was General Siphiwe Nyanda.
Sharing a moment of camaraderie: Garth Benneyworth, Nicolas Wolpe and Mac Maharaj.