Mark Guthrie

Mark Guthrie came to Britain from South Africa as a teenager in 1976 and joined the Anti-Apartheid Movement soon after his arrival. As a law student and member of Manchester University Senate in 1983, he proposed that the university should give an honorary degree to Nelson Mandela. He was later active in Camden Anti-Apartheid Group and was a founder member in 1987 of Lawyers Against Apartheid, serving as its Secretary and later its Chair until it was dissolved in 1994.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out as part of a research project on the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and South Africa’s transition to majority rule, conducted by Dr Matt Graham (History programme, University of Dundee) and Dr Christopher Fevre (International Studies Group, University of the Free State). See