Arms Embargo

In 1979 South Africa conducted a secret nuclear test and it became clear that it was trying to develop a nuclear bomb. The AAM campaigned to stop Western countries, especially West Germany, supplying it with nuclear technology.

Report detailing South Africa’s military build-up in the early 1980s and its attacks on the front-line states. The Committee on South African War Resistance (COSAWR) was set up by young white South Africans who refused to be conscripted into the apartheid government’s armed forces. Increasing numbers of them were forced into exile from the late 1970s. They played an important part in anti-apartheid campaigns, especially in Britain, and COSAWR worked closely with the Anti-Apartheid Movement.