Tag Archives: SWANU

Material aid and the 1989 Constituent Assembly elections in Namibia

This week this blog received its first readers from Namibia. Welcome!  As luck would have it, the theme of the article I had planned for this week relates to Namibia too.  The main focus of the City of London Anti-Apartheid … 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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Solidarity returned (to sender)

Central to the politics of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group and the Non-Stop Picket was the principle that British solidarity activists could not choose for the Black majority in South Africa (and Namibia) who their legitimate representatives were. City … 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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Did you ‘Participate in ’88’?

On 17 January 1988, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group held a dayschool for its members and supporters around the slogan Participate in ’88. The dayschool was intended to activate members and launch a new year of campaigning.  Central to the … Continue reading

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