Ripple of Hope


These speeches include the introductions and thanks by South African student leaders before and after Senator Kennedy's speeches. Audio is available for three of these. The speeches at the English speaking universities provided a rare opportunity for the voice of white anti-apartheid students, and NUSAS in particular, to be heard. NUSAS was the non-racial National Union of South African Students who invited Senator Kennedy to South Africa.

  1. Introduction of Senator Kennedy by Charles Diamond
    President, Student's Representative Council.
    University of Cape Town, June 6th, 1966.

  2. Vote of Thanks to Senator Kennedy by John Daniel 
    N.U.S.A.S. Vice President.
    University of Cape Town, June 6th, 1966.

  3. Introduction of Senator Kennedy at Simonsberg Residence 
    Stellenbosch University, June 7th, 1966.

  4. Vote of Thanks to Senator Kennedy by Merton Shill 
    N.U.S.A.S. Transvaal Regional Director.
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, June 8th, 1966.