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|Caption:||The educationalist, Patrick van Rensburg, was a leading proponent of education with production. He envisaged a system of 'brigades' at SOMAFCO; these units would work towards economic self-sufficiency in rural areas by working with and developing the skills of the local communities. One such unit was the 'Mandela Brigade', named after Nelson Mandela, the first president of a democratic South Africa, a former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist. The ANC encouraged comrades to participate in activities that required physical work.|
|Location:||Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO)|
|Dimensions:||5652 x 4062 px|
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