Tony Trew, who was detained after fighting for South African rights, has been honoured for his life of service for the country by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Last week, Trew was honoured by President Cyril Ramaphosa for his contribution towards a democratic South Africa. According to Goodthingsguy.com, Ramaphosa described Trew’s work as 'tireless' and 'loyal'.
Trew, who was born in Cape Town on 6 July, 1941, is a South African politician and analyst. He obtained a BA in Political Theory from the University of Witwatersrand in 1962.
His stance against apartheid led to his being imprisoned from 1964 to 1965. Upon release, he left the country for the United Kingdom, where he continued his studies at Oxford University. In 1970 he was appointed a lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He taught logic, history of science and discourse analysis.
He returned to South Africa in 1991 to work as senior researcher for the ANC, and in 1993 he was selected as research coordinator for the Elections Commission of the ANC. A year later he was transferred to the Office of the President as Director of Communications Research, a post he held until 1999. From 2002 he has been Deputy CEO at the office of Strategy and Content Management.
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