Obituary: Sarah Carneson, feisty communist harassed and exiled for her beliefs

08 November 2015 - 02:00 By Chris Barron

Sarah Carneson, who has died in Muizenberg, Cape Town, at the age of 99, joined what would become the SACP when she was 18 and from then on gave her life to the struggle against poverty, racism, injustice and inequality. She was born Sarah Rubin on June 17 1916 in Johannesburg. Her parents, immigrants from Lithuania and Russia, were Marxists and founder members of the SACP.

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