6 February 2008

A Man With A 2020 Vision

Tony Hall’s funeral will take place tomorrow at 11h00 at the Nelspruit Chapel (Nelspruit crematorium). Afterwards there will be a get-together at Matumi.

You can send messages to the family at Matumi on matumi@icon.co.za

You can also go to Phil Hall’s blog,
Donkeyshott and Xuitlacoche. There you can read about Tony and as always with blogs, you can leave comments, if you wish.

Here is Phil’s announcement:

”Tony Hall 1936 – 2007

Tony Hall, beloved husband of Eve Hall, died peacefully at home on 30th January 2008 three months after his wife, Eve Hall. Loved and mourned by his sons Phil, Andy and Chris, his grandchildren Natalie, Lucy, John, Myles, Betty, Carmen, Jess, Alice, Eve and Bobby, and his daughters-in-law Tere, Kate and Anne. He will also be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

”This loss has devastated us all. But we are all determined to celebrate his wonderful life, just as we did our mother's.

”The funeral will be on 7th of February.”Dad's ashes will be mixed with mom's.”

Linked below is Tony Hall’s “2020 Vision for Southern Africa”. The Communist University is privileged to have this very affecting text and recommends it heartily to all students and especially to all journalists! First, here is Phil Hall's short resumé of Tony Hall’s working life, taken from Phil’s blog:

The author of the 2020 vision for South Africa is Tony Hall:

He was a journalist, he had been an ordinary member of the Congress Alliance/ANC for 46 years. In 1964 he and his partner, Eve Hall, a political activist, went into exile with their three sons, until being unbanned and allowed to return after 26 years, in 1990. He has been a newspaper journalist, development journalist and magazine editor, based in seven Southern and Eastern African countries; based in Britain and in India, and travelling in and writing/editing on the Middle East.

He was a reporter on the Rand Daily Mail and The Star; news and features editor of The Nation, Nairobi; training editor of The Standard, Tanzania; Oxfam Press Officer, Oxford, then Oxfam field information officer based in Nairobi, covering ten countries, then in Delhi, covering India and Bangla Desh; editor of London-based Middle East newsmagazines, including the weekly 8 Days; UNIDO information expert, Mogadishu; deputy editor of Africa South magazine, Harare, then chief editor Africa South&East Johannesburg; senior information adviser to the head of UN ECA, Addis Ababa.
For a period in London he was volunteer production editor of the ANC journal Sechaba. In 1966 he drafted the socialist manifesto for the Kenya opposition party KPU. He and his partner lived in a valley near Nelspruit, where they were members of an ANC rural branch.

Click on these links:

2020 Vision for Southern Africa, Tony Hall (4376 words)

Tony Hall, Funeral Arrangements

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