Frene Ginwala


Frene Noshir Ginwala born Johannesburg, South Africa April 25, 1932. Parsi lawyer. Lived 31 years in exile, 1960-91. African National Congress leader against apartheid. Played key role in reestablishment of ANC Women’s League, 1990. First Speaker of South Africa Parliament, 1994-2004. Chancellor of Kwazulu University, 2005. Worked to eliminate nuclear weapons; opposed US occupation of Diego Garcia.


[T]he triumph over apartheid provided a symbol of hope that racism and intolerance across the world could and would be overcome.” (Insession, Oct. 2001; photo