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  • August E-Update

    By ACTSA | August 25, 2015


    Welcome to August’s issue of ACTSA’s E-update with a brief rundown on key issues from across southern Africa, in addition to a summary of what we’re getting up to at the moment.

    Hope you find it interesting and informative. Gives us feedback by emailing info@actsa.org

    News in brief

    Swaziland:  Unfair Trial, Arbitrary Detention and Judicial Impropriety in Swaziland Read the rest of this entry »

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    Strike! Play on the Dunnes Stores anti-Apartheid strike

    By ACTSA | July 13, 2015

    The Ardent Theatre company are looking to produce a new version of the play, ‘Strike!’.

    Strike!, written by Tracy Ryan, tells the story of the Dunnes Stores Anti-apartheid strike in Ireland, 1984-1987. The script was written through interviews with original Strikers, Brendan Archbold (Union Organiser) and archive material.

    This production would mark the London premiere of the show and the Company is in talks with venues as high profile as the National Theatre.

    To make it happen, they need our help. They are trying to bring the play to the attention of as many people as possible in order for it to attract funding and potential audiences.

    To find out more about Strike! and about other shows that the Ardent Theatre Company are showing, follow this link: http://www.ardenttheatre.co.uk/strike

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    Remembering Peter Brayshaw, by David Kenvyn

    By Mark | December 26, 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 Southern Africa and the liberation of Read the rest of this entry »

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    Peter Brayshaw

    By Tony | December 19, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Letter from Hobeni 22: Transforming lives

    By Mark | December 18, 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 to Scotland in midwinter.   I will have to do more than adjust to the Read the rest of this entry »

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    Memories of Nelson Mandela

    By Mark | December 4, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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    Remembering Mandela one year on

    By Mark | December 4, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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    COSATU Deputy President’s Address to ACTSA Conference

    By Mark | November 3, 2014

    Keynote address by Tyotyo James, 1st Deputy President of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, to Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), formerly the Anti-Apartheid Movement

    1 November 2014

    Thank you for inviting me to address this important gathering, celebrating the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa. I bring greetings and best wishes from the National Office Bearers and 2.2 million members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions – COSATU.

    I must begin by thanking all those in the Read the rest of this entry »

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    Letter from Hobeni 14: Celebrating Mandela

    By Mark | October 26, 2014

    I have now completed one of the key tasks of my trip to South Africa.   Copies of the programme for Nelson Mandela International Day in Glasgow 2014 are now in the possession of the Mandela Museum at Qunu, near his birthplace at Read the rest of this entry »

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    Letter from Hobeni 13: Solidarity

    By Mark | October 23, 2014

    I have just had a very pleasant surprise.   I was sitting in the library with the doors open, forging through a pile of papers, when I heard a familiar voice saying “David?   David from London?    David from the Anti-Apartheid Movement?   What are you doing here?   Do you remember me?   I am Read the rest of this entry »

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