po161. ‘Viva South Africa’ concert, 1994

Poster advertising a concert on 9 July 1994 celebrating South Africa’s first democratic election. The concert featured South African artists and was organised by Islington Council in north London.

90s31. ‘Free at Last’

After the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President in May 1994, the AAM looked forward to helping South Africa overcome the legacy of apartheid. This postcard was part of this initiative. In October 1994 the AAM set up a successor organisation, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).

tu39. From Apartheid to Democracy in South Africa

Report of a seminar on the role of British trade unions in post-apartheid solidarity. The report reprinted the address of keynote speaker Jay Naidoo, former General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and a Programme of Action for the British trade union movement.

90s35. Building the new South Africa

After South Africa’s first democratic election in April 1994 there was debate among AAM supporters about future solidarity action in Britain. This leaflet publicised a workshop to discuss future action on 21 May and the AAM’s extraordinary general meeting on 25 June.

tsh35. ‘Now is the time to build the new South Africa’

After the date had been agreed for South Africa’s first one person one vote election on 27 April 1994 the AAM looked forward to the future. It asked its supporters to help build a new South Africa free from racial division and gross inequality. This T-shirt featured the new South African flag.