Tag Archives: South Africa

Marking South Africa House with ‘blood’ on election day 1987

As South Africa celebrates twenty years since the end of apartheid, and prepares for tomorrow’s election, I want to remember a protest that responded to a very different South African election. On 6 May 1987, there was a white-only general … Continue reading

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A tribute to Mandela from Trafalgar Square to Houghton

When the members of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group stood for four years outside South Africa House in the 1980s communications with South Africa could be tricky. The South African government’s censorship meant that news of anti-apartheid protests in … Continue reading

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Soundscapes of the Non-Stop Picket

As former Non-Stop Picketers gather in London for the funeral of Ken Bodden, who was so central to the musical culture of the picket, it seems appropriate to share some of the sounds of their anti-apartheid protest. From its earliest … Continue reading

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