Tag Archives: PAC

Former British ambassador praises the Non-Stop Picket

A work email account can often bring pain, as new, unanticipated tasks make unexpected and competing demands on one’s time, derailing the best laid plans.  This week, however, an email arrived that had quite the opposite effect – we received … Continue reading

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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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Zolile Hamilton Keke: A Pan-Africanist fighter remembered

We were saddened to learn of the death last week of one of the Non-Stop Picket’s staunchest South African supporters, Zolile Hamilton Keke.  Comrade Keke, as he was universally known to non-stop picketers, was the Chief Representative in the UK … Continue reading

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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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Zephania Mothopeng speaks in London, July 1989

Zephania Mothopeng was the President of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), one of the liberation movements that fought apartheid in South Africa.  Following his unconditional release from jail in South Africa in November 1988, he spent several months … 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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Zephania Mothopeng in London, 1989

Zephania Mothopeng, President of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, was released from his third term of imprisonment in apartheid South Africa in October 1988 due to his rapidly declining health.  In April 1989, he travelled to London for medical … Continue reading

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