Monthly Archives: April 2012

Celebrating victory for Moses Mayekiso

For three years from 1986 until 1989, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group campaigned for the release of Moses Mayekiso.  Mayekiso, a leading trade unionist in South Africa, was on trial for treason along with four others for their part … Continue reading

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Celebrating three years being non-stop against apartheid (with a powerful message)

The third anniversary of the Non-Stop Picket of the South African embassy was celebrated by a crowd of more than six hundred people on 22 April 1989.  On this occasion, unlike the first anniversary rally in 1987, the police allowed … Continue reading

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Leicester connections to the Non-Stop Picket

This week we received some local publicity for the project with a short first person column by Gavin Brown in the Leicester Mercury.  We know that there are a number of former non-stop picketers now living in Leicester and (as … Continue reading

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Celebrating two years of being non-stop against apartheid (with a trip to the National Gallery)

The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group celebrated the second anniversary of their Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy on Saturday 16 April 1988 (three days before the actual anniversary).  On this occasion, they marked the event with a march … Continue reading

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Celebrating one year of being non-stop against apartheid (with daffodils and a helmet on a stick)

As regular readers of this blog will know, the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy started on 19 April 1986.  We have previously posted footage on this site of the march and rally that started the Picket on that day.  To … Continue reading

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Campaigning to free ‘Uncle Zeph’

To mark the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania, on 6 April 1988, the PAC launched a petition for the release of its President Zephaniah Mothopeng.  Known affectionately as ‘Uncle Zeph’, Mothopeng was serving a … Continue reading

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South Africa: come and see our wildlife (classic subvert)

Throughout the spring of 1988 members of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group regularly occupied the offices of South African Airways in Oxford Circus.  Their ‘No Rights? No Flights!’ campaign responded to the growing repression in South Africa by targeting … Continue reading

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