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Interview with Zephaniah Mothopeng

What feels very current in the interview is Mothopeng’s repeated insistence that opposition to apartheid was not just about civil rights or democracy, but was fundamentally a struggle to decolonize South Africa Continue reading

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Ken Bodden: anti-imperialist singer (1950 – 2013)

Another former activist from the Non-Stop Picket died this week.  Ken Bodden, who during the time of the Non-Stop Picket worked politically under the name Ken Hughes, died on 20 October following a heart attack. Ken had experienced a number of … 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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