In a country like South Africa where separation of the races is the official policy, it is not infrequent to witness individual efforts to breach the walls and establish a multi-racial solidarity. The presence in jail and among the banned of members of all the communities testifies to it, as do the homages paid from all quarters to the militants and/ or writers who have committed themselves to real, meaningful changes and have died, been imprisoned· or silenced in the process. Don Mattera is one of them.
Alvarez-Pereyre, Jacques, Does it Mattera? Matter About Don, Kunapipi, 2(1), 1980.