Jeremy Cronin

Honorary Degree Conferred: 
Doctor of Law
Year awarded: 
2011
Biography: 

Jeremy Cronin was tried in the Cape Town Supreme Court in September 1976 on charges under the Terrorism and Internal Security Acts. The charges included conspiring with members of the ANC and the SACP, and preparing and distributing pamphlets on behalf of these organisations.

He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, which he was to serve in Pretoria Local Prison. Prior to his arrest Cronin was a lecturer in political science at the University of Cape Town and he was due for release in 1983.

Courtesy of SA History Online