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.

po035. Apartheid in Practice: Jobs & Wages in South Africa

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

po058. Divide and Rule: South Africa’s Bantustans

Under apartheid 87 per cent of South Africa’s land was reserved for whites. Rural Africans were confined to the overcrowded Bantustans and urban Africans were treated as migrant workers. This poster shows how the Bantustans were made up of small fragmented parcels of land. 

po053. The Freedom Charter

The Freedom Charter was adopted by the Congress of the People held in South Africa in 1955. In the 1980s it once again became a rallying point for anti-apartheid organisations within the country. The ANC declared 1980 the ‘Year of the Charter’ and the AAM distributed thousands of copies of the Freedom Charter during the year.

apd29. South Africa: Racism in Sport

‘Racism in Sport’ tells the story of the campaign to exclude apartheid sports teams from international sport from 1946, when black weightlifters protested to the British Empire Games Weightlifting Federation, to the eve of the cancellation of the 1970 Springbok cricket tour. Its author, Chris de Broglio, was the co-founder of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC). It was one of many pamphlets published by the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) and distributed by the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

apd27. A Window on Soweto

Part autobiography and part a devastating indictment of apartheid, this booklet by Joyce Sikakane gives a vivid account of life in Soweto, South Africa’s largest township. The author fled South Africa in 1973 after standing trial with Winnie Mandela. The book was published by the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) and distributed by the Anti-Apartheid Movement.