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DM2000011005:SAED:POLITICS:WOMEN:PERSONALITY:1956 – Federation of South African Women – In April 1954 the Federation of South African Women came into being as a mutiracial body in support of the Congress Alliance. Ray Alexander was its firtst National Secretary, followed by Helen Joseph, and its first National President was Ida Mntawana, a charismatic and highly popular fighter from the western areas of Johannesburg. Later, Lilian Ngoyi was elected President. Helen Joseph, Josie Palmer and Radima Moosa at a meeting in Johannesburg, 1956. There was an exhibition: ‘Women of all lands’, being shown at the same venue. (Photographe by Drum photographer � Baileys Archive) apartheid, pass laws. neg 761