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Radio Diaries Inc
Radio Diaries , Inc. 169 Avenue A
Suite 13
New York, New York 10009
United States

Company Description: A five-part radio series to mark the 10th anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election. With the resource of more than 150 hours of archival recordings...   more

Employment History


  • LLB
    University of Potchefstroom
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MANDELA: An Audio History | The Stories, 17 Dec 2013 [cached]
LEON WESSELSFrom the 1970s on, Leon Wessels was a prominent white political activist. He initiated dialogue between the Afrikaans "Studentebond" and the predominantly black South African Students Organization. Wessels was central to the post-apartheid negotiation process and was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, which was responsible for writing a new constitution for South Africa.
ERIK VAN EESErik Van Ees was a South African journalist who wrote for the foreign press. He was one of a handful of journalists who were invited to visit Robben Island in 1977.
Promise of Leadership sessions focus on leaving a legacy in Africa – Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, 15 Nov 2012 [cached]
The panel comprised of the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Yasmin Sooka, ALI Fellow Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Leon Wessels from the South African Human Rights Commission, with ALI Fellow Raenette Taljaard moderating the session.
Wessels said you have to look back at the past, "look the demon in the eye", before moving into the future, without being a captive of that past.
Leon Wessels - commissioner, South African Human Rights Commission
Governanace Project- 2002-PASSIA [cached]
Speaker(s): Leon Wessels, Advocate, Member of the South African Human Rights Commission, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Foundation (Mobile Version), 2 Mar 2012 [cached]
Leon Wessels, former Deputy Chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly
HRC commissioner Leon ..., 29 May 2008 [cached]
HRC commissioner Leon Wessels confirmed that the departments had been "less than helpful" in responding to HRC requests for information in respect of the investigations.
"They were summoned to attend hearings on May 14 and 15 but none of them pitched up.Most sent their lawyers instead," he said.
Only the social development department, including the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), had improved performance."Everybody can attest to this and we are very happy," Wessels said.
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