By admin | December 2, 2016
Bristol and Beira (Mozambique’s third biggest city) signed a friendship agreement in 1990 and through that the Bristol–Beira Read the rest of this entry »
By admin | 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 email@example.com
News in brief
Swaziland: Unfair Trial, Arbitrary Detention and Judicial Impropriety in Swaziland Read the rest of this entry »
By admin | May 29, 2015
Read our latest copy of ACTSA News Issue 1 2015 here!
This issue includes an interview with Vincent Ncongwane of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland, an analysis of Mozambique’s recently elected president, Filipe Nyusi and ACTSA NEC member David Kenvyn’s tales from his five months spent in Hobeni in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Also includes a round up of ACTSA’s current work and a news update on the xenophobic violence in South Africa
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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 »
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 »
By Mark | May 25, 2014
This Sunday marks the 51st anniversary of the OAU/AU, which is the continent’s premiere political body. It was formed in 1963 to advance and champion the cause of Africa’s liberation from colonialism and underdevelopment. COSATU joins the rest of our people on the continent in celebrating the great strides our continent has made since then, particularly in the struggle for liberation from colonialism. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | April 26, 2014
South Africa marks 20 years as a democratic country in 2014. 27 April is Freedom Day, the anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections.
What has happened? What has been achieved? What are the key challenges South Africa faces?
This new briefing paper from ACTSA to mark the anniversary provides Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | December 31, 2013
There will be national elections in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in 2014.
Botswana is expected to go to the polls in Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | December 1, 2013
Mozambique held local elections on 20 November 2013. Renamo which has been the main opposition boycotted them. Frelimo, the ruling party won 70% of the vote nationwide on a turnout of 46% (UK local election turnout approx. 30-35%). The MDM (Mozambique Democratic Movement) got Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | October 23, 2013
Comment and personal view on Renamo and the raid on Santungira by Joseph Hanlon
Source: Mozambique News Reports & Clippings 230
Recent skirmishes between Renamo guerrillas and Mozambican government military, leading to
the attack Monday on Afonso Dhlakama’s headquarters in Santungira, need to be viewed in a
broader context of post-war history.
Dhlakama has failed to convert the former guerrilla movement into an effective Read the rest of this entry »