Memorial Service Held for Jeannette Lorna Selby at South African Embassy in Berlin

Remembering a Lifelong Fighter Against Apartheid and Social Injustice

April 16th, 2024
Snejana Melnic, News from Berlin
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On April 13, 2024, a memorial service was held at the South African Embassy in Berlin to honor the life of Jeannette Lorna Selby.

As she was affectionately known, Nettie, was a renowned activist who dedicated her life to fighting against apartheid and social injustice in South Africa. She was born on April 23, 1931, in Albertville, Johannesburg, and passed away on March 26, 2024, in Berlin.

During the memorial service, attendees remembered Nettie as a dedicated and passionate fighter who worked tirelessly to overcome the racist regime in South Africa. Her deep personal and existential commitment to the cause was evident in her work. The slogan "Long live their fighting spirit!" was highlighted as a testament to her enduring commitment and resilience.

The event included photos and memorabilia from Nettie's life, provided by her family and private archives, allowing attendees to reflect on her significant impact. The memorial service at the South African Embassy provided a moment to reflect on Ms. Selby's profound influence on those around her and the broader struggle for justice she was so profoundly part of.


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