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    Remembering Peter Brayshaw, by David Kenvyn

    Friday, December 26th, 2014

    I first met Peter Brayshaw in 1968 at the London School of Economics.   It was at the Freshers’ Fair.   Peter was staffing the stall of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and I was making an application for membership of the student group.   In those days, Peter’s commitment to internationalism concentrated on two causes – the liberation of [...]

    Peter Brayshaw

    Friday, December 19th, 2014

    ACTSA is very saddened and shocked by the sudden death of our Vice Chair, Peter Brayshaw on Thursday, 18 December. Peter was a great supporter of the liberation of Southern Africa and dedicated to supporting the region overcome the legacy of colonialism, apartheid, eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, achieve justice and uphold rights.

    Letter from Hobeni 22: Transforming lives

    Thursday, December 18th, 2014

    This will be my last letter from Hobeni.   I have been here for nearly five months, and I will be heading back to East London tomorrow to catch my plane back to Glasgow via Johannesburg and Amsterdam on Sunday.   In a remarkable piece of bad planning I will be travelling from South Africa at midsummer [...]

    Letter from Hobeni 20: The role of solidarity

    Friday, December 12th, 2014

    In my previous letters, I have tried to avoid making statements about party politics in South Africa.   But when the President of the country says publicly that the ANC, the governing party, is “in trouble”, it does seem that the issue is unavoidable.   I have only one problem.   It is very difficult, in a remote [...]

    Letter from Hobeni 20: Legacy

    Friday, December 5th, 2014

    This is the time for the initiation ceremonies.   Boys of fifteen, caked in white clay, are taken to the initiation hut to be prepared for the ceremonies to teach them to be men.   They will go through a period of seclusion and rigorous training in the responsibilities of men for their community and people.   Then [...]

    Memories of Nelson Mandela

    Thursday, December 4th, 2014

    Tributes to and memories of Nelson Mandela, written by leading members of the Anti-Apartheid Movement following his death on 5 December 2013.   Lord Bob Hughes, Chair of the Anti Apartheid Movement   Neil and Glenys Kinnock

    Mandela Remembered

    Thursday, December 4th, 2014

    Source: Labourlist The 5th of December is the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death. Nelson Mandela is remembered, revered and inspires in part because he was an idealist who lived up to, put his ideals in to practice. He personifies

    Remembering Mandela one year on

    Thursday, December 4th, 2014

    Special events are being held to mark the first anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Britain and all over the world. Here are a selection of some of the events taking place in the UK and South Africa. 28 November ACTSA remembered Nelson Mandela at it’s

    O Monitor de Angola 4.14

    Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    O Monitor de Angola aborda política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês). Esta edição cobrirá: Política: Estado da Nação; números do censo são anunciados; atraso das eleições para governos locais; queda de preço do petróleo reduz gastos públicos; Angola é eleita [...]

    Angola Monitor Issue 4.14

    Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development, democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). This issue covers: Political News: State of the Nation; Census figures announced; Local government elections delayed; Falling oil prices reduce public spending; Angola elected to UN Security Council; Luanda gets new [...]

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