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The 50th anniversary of the AAM

In June 1959, a small group of activists joined together to form the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) in Britain, campaigning against apartheid in South Africa.

In 2009 ACTSA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AAM and looked back on its achievements and the ongoing challenges facing southern Africa as a legacy of apartheid.

Making hope a reality conference

On 26 June 2009 ACTSA and the AAM Archives Committee held a conference at the South African High Commission in London to discuss the achievements of the AAM and the ongoing challenges for southern Africa.

You can download the conference report here:

Greetings from Friends of ACTSA

ACTSA is delighted to have received messages of congratulations and support on the 50th Anniversary of the AAM, including from President Jacob Zuma, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

You can read the messages of greeting here:


The 2009 summer edition of ACTSA News contained a special anniversary edition of the Anti-Apartheid News celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AAM.

You can download the Anti-Apartheid News section here:
To get copies of ACTSA News please contact ACTSA on 020 3263 2001 or email The magazine is free to all ACTSA members, and the cost to non-ACTSA members is 1.50 including postage and packaging.


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