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  • Walter Hain, prominent anti-apartheid campaigner and ACTSA member dies aged 91

    By admin | October 18, 2016

    Walter Hain, a prominent anti-apartheid campaigner, member of ACTSA and father of  ACTSA Honorary Vice President Peter Hain, has died peacefully in Neath aged 91. Read the rest of this entry »

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    The European Commissioner for Trade Responds to ACTSA Briefing Paper

    By admin | October 17, 2016

    The European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, has written to Jude Kirton-Darling MEP regarding the ACTSA briefing paper Swaziland’s Downward Spiral. Our full response to Commissioner Malmström is available here.

    While we appreciated the Commissioner’s response, we have raised a number of concerns Read the rest of this entry »

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    Campaigning for Rights and Development in the 21st Century – the Legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Movement

    By admin | September 29, 2016

    Join former Chair of ACTSA, Lela Kogbara, Christabel Gurney, of the AAM Archives Committee and ACTSA NEC, John Hilary, former Executive Director of War on Want and many other special guests for Read the rest of this entry »

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    Swaziland: High Court Declares Controversial Anti-Terrorism Law Unconstitutional

    By admin | September 19, 2016

    Swaziland’s Suppression of Terrorism Act, which has been used by government to ban political groups opposing King Mswati’s rule, has been Read the rest of this entry »

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    Swaziland: ACTSA hands in action cards to the Commonwealth

    By admin | September 9, 2016

    On Swaziland’s Independence Day (Tuesday 6 September), we handed in 500 signed action cards at the Commonwealth Secretariat. The cards call on the Commonwealth to Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern African Development Community’s governance in tatters as Swazi King elected chair

    By admin | August 26, 2016

    Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) argues that, by allowing Swaziland to be its new Chair, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has severely harmed its credibility.

    SADC will hold its 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in Read the rest of this entry »

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    The Marikana Massacre: four years on

    By admin | August 16, 2016

    Between 11-16 August 2012, 44 people were killed around the Marikana platinum mine, near Rustenburg, about 2 hours north-west of Johannesburg. 34 miners who had gone on strike were Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zambia Presidential Elections: Incumbent declared winner in disputed vote

    By admin | August 16, 2016

    Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner of a closely fought presidential election, but the result was immediately challenged Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zambia: Elections 11 August 2016

    By admin | August 10, 2016

    Zambia goes to the polls on Thursday 11 August to elect their president and parliament. It is only 18 months since the last presidential elections in January 2015 as it took place following the death Read the rest of this entry »

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    National Women’s Day in South Africa – 9 August 2016

    By admin | August 9, 2016

    Today, a public holiday in South Africa, marks Women’s Day. Inaugurated in 1994, this day commemorates the

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