Oral history interview with Mary-Jane Morifi 1999


Morifi, Mary-Jane (Interviewee)
Morris, Len (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Mary-Jane Morifi 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Mary-Jane Morifi : oral history, 1999
Initial involvement with the Carnegie Corporation of New York: studying at the University of Cape Town [UCT], participation in Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa [Second Inquiry]; researching First Carnegie Inquiry and its effects: the Job Reservation Act, Afrikaner affirmative action; thoughts on the Second Inquiry: not as much impact as first due to lack of g overnment support, impact of apartheid on acceptance of the study, study as testimony of poverty in rural South Africa, other researchers on project, methodology; different reactions of Second Inquiry interviewees to researchers; personal impact of Carnegie project experience: interest in nongovernmental and educational institutions, formation own company based on black economic empowerment; Second Inquiry conference at UCT; political role of research in the 1980s; ideas for addressing poverty through women and media; role of the Legal Resource Centre in giving poor blacks access to legal aid; role of Carnegie and organizations in eliminating future poverty.
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Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Sociologists; South Africa Economic conditions; South Africa Social conditions; Morifi, Mary-Jane; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa
oral histories
Physical Description
44 pages
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Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by Len Morris on August 6, 1999.
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
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