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AA News July-August 1980

AA News July-August 1980

Under the headline ‘Mandela speaks to the world’ this issue reproduced a message from Nelson Mandela smuggled out from Robben Island, and reported on the showing of a new film, ‘Portrait of Nelson Mandela’. It highlighted the shooting of more than 100 protesters in Cape Town after renewed demonstrations by school students and action by striking workers in the Western Cape. It argued that the dramatic attack by ANC guerrillas on oil storage tanks at Sasolburg demonstrated the apartheid regime’s manpower crisis and inability to guard vital economic infrastructure. A feature on Dorothy Nyembe, serving a 15-year gaol sentence in Kroonstad women’s prison, asked readers to send her messages of support.

Category: 1980s
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Date/Year: 1980