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The Springbok Reception Committee: “no normal sport in an abnormal society”

When it was announced that the South African Springboks rugby team were due to tour Britain during the autumn of 1992, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group sprung into action. Specifically, they responded to the call from South African anti-apartheid … Continue reading

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Viva Steve Biko!

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the murder of  Stephen Bantu Biko  in police detention in South Africa on 12 September 1977.  Biko was one of the founders of the Black Conscious Movement.  As a radical student leader who advocated … Continue reading

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Surrounding the South African Embassy (to remember the Soweto Uprising)

To commemorate the school students’ uprising in Soweto in 1976, British youth attempted to surround the South African embassy in London on 16 June 1988 and again the following year. Young people were the backbone of the Non-Stop Picket of … 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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