Tag Archives: Gora Ebrahim

How to get 100 people to a political meeting on a Friday evening

A couple of weeks ago I had promised to attend a political meeting on a Friday evening.  I didn’t.  The meeting seemed important, but at the end of a long working week, I just couldn’t face being sat in a … 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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14 Days in Brixton Prison for fighting apartheid

The anniversaries are coming thick and fast at the moment and it is not always possible to mark them on time.  In the course of a busy week zipping up and down the country last week, I nearly missed this … Continue reading

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Remembering Sharpeville

On 21 March 1960 69 unarmed protestors were shot dead by South African Police at Sharpeville.  They were participating in a demonstration called by the Pan-Africanist Congress against the pass laws, a central facet of the apartheid regime, that regulated … Continue reading

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