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