Condolence Motion on the passing on of Anti Apartheid Activists Carol Moses

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes with great sadness the passing on of an anti-apartheid activist Carol Moses on Sunday, 17 February 2019 after a short illness;
2) acknowledges that she was the deputy director for communication in the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at the time of her death;
3) remembers that Ms Moses was politically active in the 1980s resistance in Oudtshoorn, and emerged as one of the most active student leaders during organised boycotts against gutter education and oppressive conditions in the southern Cape region;
4) remembers that she was 14 years old and in Grade 9 when she was detained under the notorious section 10 of the Internal Security Act;
5) recalls that during her detentions, she initiated and participated in hunger strikes alongside community leaders and activists, such as Reggie Oliphant;
6) also recalls that after their release, Ms Moses, together with other students continued to fight for the democratic election of student councils and became involved in the establishment of the Congress of SA;
7) recognises the active role she played in the United Democratic Front, the anti-apartheid newspaper Saamstaan and the national exam boycotts;
8) believes that her passing on leaves an indelible footprint in the history of the South African revolution, and is a bitter reminder of how activists like her endured pain, suffering and even death for the better life we are enjoying today; and
9) conveys its condolences to her husband, son, parents, siblings and colleagues.