Donald Woods, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Donald Woods

South African journalist

Date of Birth: 15-Dec-1933

Place of Birth: Hobeni, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 19-Aug-2001

Profession: writer, journalist

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Donald Woods

  • Donald James Woods, CBE (15 December 1933 – 19 August 2001) was a South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist.
  • As editor of the Daily Dispatch, he was known for befriending fellow activist Steve Biko, who was killed by the police after being detained by the South African government.
  • Woods continued his campaign against apartheid in London, and in 1978 became the first private citizen to address the United Nations Security Council.

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