Apartheid

apd01. This is Apartheid

Pamphlet illustrating life under apartheid and black resistance.

apd02. Children of Soweto

Booklet illustrated with woodcuts about life for black South Africans under apartheid. The booklet was produced by the South Africa Racial Amity Trust (SARAT), an education charity set up by the Anti-Apartheid Movement and later renamed the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust (BART).

po016. A South African policeman, judge and executioner

This poster was one of a series about repression under apartheid. It featured South African exile Jan Hoogendyk dressed as a South African policeman. The 1967 Terrorism Act gave the police power to detain people indefinitely without disclosing where they were being held. At least 15 prisoners died in detention in the first few years of the Act.

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.