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Memorable Manitobans: Esmail M. Bavasah (1917-2010)

Educator, human rights activist.

Born at Cape Town, South Africa in 1917, he was active in the anti-apartheid movement and President of the South African School Sports Union. He came to Winnipeg in 1965 and attended the University of Manitoba where he attained BEd (1970) and MEd (1974) degrees. He taught English, coached the school rugby team at St. John’s High School and became a founding member of the Manitoba Rugby League. He was President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Winnipeg and an active member of the New Democratic Party. He died at Winnipeg on 6 March 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 April 2020

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