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Sahm Venter


Sahm Venter worked as a journalist for over twenty years, mainly covering the anti-apartheid struggle, including Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 for The Associated Press,  and South Africa’s transition to democracy.

Venter was a member of the editorial team for Nelson Mandela’s books Conversations with Myself  and Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years.  She has edited and co-authored a number of books with some of South Africa’s most prominent freedom fighters including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada. She is currently senior researcher at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.