Posters

po030. Free the Pretoria 12

po030. Free the Pretoria 12

Poster publicising the campaign for 12 South Africans charged under the Terrorism Act in June 1977. The 12 were charged with recruiting people for military training and organising sabotage attacks. After an international campaign for their release, six were acquitted and six were sentenced to long jail terms in April 1978. Among those sentenced was Tokyo Sexwale, who had left South Africa for military training and infiltrated back into South Africa. 

po043. Wanted for Murder Ian Smith

po043. Wanted for Murder Ian Smith

Poster produced for a Week of Action on Zimbabwe, 9–14 May 1977. The illegal Smith regime held regular executions of captured Zimbabwe freedom fighters. Public meetings and film shows took place in major centres throughout Britain during the week.

po044. Zimbabwe: Majority Rule Now

po044. Zimbabwe: Majority Rule Now

Poster produced for a Week of Action on Zimbabwe, 9–14 May 1977. The AAM campaigned against an initiative by the new British Foreign Secretary David Owen which it feared would lead to a settlement in Zimbabwe that fell short of majority rule. Public meetings and film shows took place in major centres throughout Britain during the week.

po045. ‘Remember Soweto’

po045. ‘Remember Soweto’

Poster advertising a march and rally on 18 June 1977 to mark the first anniversary of the Soweto student uprising, organised by the National Union of Students and the National Union of School Students with support from the AAM. The rally was addressed by future South African Cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini, then Vice-President of the South African Student Organisation (SASO), Stephen Dlamini, President of SACTU, and British student leaders, including future Labour Cabinet Minister Charles Clarke.

po036. Apartheid in Practice: Land in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Jobs & Wages, Education, Health & Housing and Law & Order. The poster shows how 87 per cent of South Africa’s land was reserved for whites and Africans were crowded into the Bantustans to form a pool of cheap labour. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

po037. Apartheid in Practice: Health & Housing in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Law & Order, Education, Land and Jobs & Wages. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

po038. Apartheid in Practice. Law & Order in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Land, Education, Health & Housing and Jobs & Wages. The poster describing how apartheid deprived black South Africans of all political rights and abrogated the rule of law. It shows Hector Pieterson, the first student to be shot dead by police in the 1976 Soweto uprising. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.

po039. Apartheid in Practice: Education in South Africa

One of a set of five posters – others in the series focused on Law & Order, Land, Health & Housing and Jobs & Wages. The posters were distributed worldwide through a network of anti-apartheid solidarity groups co-ordinated by UN Centre against Apartheid.