Donald James Woods, CBE (December 15, 1933 – August 19, 2001) was a white South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist.
Woods seen here on the left with Nkosinathi Biko son of Steve Biko and George Bizos.
As editor of the Daily Dispatch from 1965 to 1977, he befriended Steve Biko, leader of the anti-apartheid Black Consciousness Movement, and was banned by the government soon after Biko's death, which had been caused by serious head injuries, sustained while in police custody. The government denied giving Biko these injuries, even though police officers admitted to beating Biko to the point of nerve and brain damage. Woods fled to London, where he continued to foster opposition to apartheid. In 1978, he became the first private citizen to address the United Nations Security Council.