Interview with South African anti-apartheid activist Reverend Beyers Naudé

Reverend Beyers Naudé speaking at the Free University in Amsterdam in the 1980’s (© Wikimedia )

The Reverend Christian Frederick Beyers Naudé (1915-2004) was a South African theologian, born and raised in the Afrikaner Christian community. His father was a minister in the white Dutch reformed church called the NG Kerk, but he himself became the leading Afrikaner to resist the racist apartheid system in his country. He was banned by the authorities for his public pleas for the release of prisoners and for negotiations with the ANC. For his role in helping to end apartheid, he has been called a “true Christian prophet of our time”.

Interviewer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: April 4 ,1989