Frances Ames

 

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: South African human rights activist who used her clout as professor of neurology at the University of Cape Town to investigate and expose reprehensible conduct (including the medical care of Steve Biko) of the apartheid movement, and was awarded the Star of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1999.

 

 

Cause of Death: Leukemia

 

Born: April 20, 1915

 

Died: November 11, 2002

 

Location: Cape Town, South Africa