- The previous CEO of the Institute of Race Relations, John Kane-Berman, has died after a brief sickness.
- Present IRR CEO, John Endres says Kane-Berman left behind a profound legacy.
- Kane-Berman is survived by his companion, Pierre Roestorf, and prolonged household.
The previous CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), John Kane-Berman, has died after a brief sickness.
He died on Wednesday evening on the age of 76.
The IRR mentioned in an announcement Kane-Berman was born in Johannesburg in 1946, the eldest of 5 boys.
After attending St John’s School, the College of the Witwatersrand and Oxford College, the place he was a Rhodes Scholar, he launched into a profession in journalism on the Monetary Mail.
Throughout his time at there, Kane-Berman wrote his well-known e-book on the 1976 rebellion titled Soweto: Black Revolt, White Response.
He wrote 4 books with Silent Revolution, printed in 1989, thought to be essentially the most influential in detailing how the resistance of peculiar folks had develop into an necessary and influential think about defeating the apartheid system.
In 1983, Kane-Berman was approached by Jill and Ernie Wentzel to develop into the IRR’s fifth CEO.
He remained on this place till his retirement in 2014.
Present IRR CEO John Endres mentioned Kane-Berman left behind a profound legacy.
“His courageous and unstinting dedication to the liberal trigger impressed legions of South African liberals, myself included.
“John Kane-Berman was recognized for his eloquent presentation, distinctive reminiscence, thorough command of his subject material and exemplary self-discipline.
“He was insistent in demanding that nothing lower than true non-racialism and private freedom would enable the dignity and prosperity of all South Africans to flourish,” mentioned Endres.
Kane-Berman is survived by his companion, Pierre Roestorf, and prolonged household.