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Portrait of Sol Plaatje

George Pemba

Portrait of Sol Plaatje

George Pemba
  • Date: 1985
  • Style: Social Realism
  • Media: oil, board

Sol Plaatje (1876 – 1932) was a journalist, editor, human rights campaigner, politician, novelist and translator at the turn of the 19th century – one of the most gifted and versatile black South Africans of his generation. He devoted his many talents to one overriding cause; the struggle of the African people against injustice and dispossession, becoming the first General Corresponding Secretary of the South African Native National Congress when it was formed in 1912.

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