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Tony Leon donates document collection to the UFS
2008-09-03

 

Mr Tony Leon, former leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), donated his private document collection after his retirement as leader of the opposition in Parliament, to the Archive for Contemporary Affairs at the University of the Free State (UFS). Two consignments have already been transferred during 2007 and 2008 from Mr Leon's office from Cape Town. He also indicated that he would donate the rest of his collection to the archive after his retirement as MP. At the donation ceremony, which took place in Bloemfontein were, from the left: Prof. Teuns Verschoor, Acting Rector of the UFS, Ms Esta Jones, Deputy Director at the Archive for Contemporary Affairs, and Mr Leon. He also gave a signed copy of his book, "On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa", to the archive.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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