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NGOACTSA (a.k.a. Action for Southern Africa)
AddressACTSA, 28 Penton St, London, N1 9SA
Telephone020 7833 3133
Background InformationAction for Southern Africa began as the South Africa Boycott Movement, a consumer-based protest against apartheid. In 1960, following the South African state of emergency and the banning of the African National Congress, the Boycott Movement became the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM). Broader campaigns developed with the aim of isolating South Africa economically, diplomatically and culturally, and for liberation more generally in Southern Africa. In particular, the Stop the Seventy Tour Campaign, under the leadership of future British Cabinet Minister Peter Hain, targeted South African sporting tours. In 1994, with the collapse of apartheid, and democratic elections in South Africa, the AAM became ACTSA. The organisation now focuses on international development, the aftermath of conflict, and the challenge of HIV/AIDS. Source:
Year Created1959
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesSouth Africa Boycott Movement; Anti-Apartheid Movement
Related OrganisationsStop the Seventy Tour Campaign; Trade Justice Movement; Stop Climate Chaos
KeywordsClimate change & global warming; Consumption, consumer action & corporate accountability; Equality, discrimination and prejudice; Ethnicity and race; Governance and citizenship; HIV/AIDS; Human rights and civil liberties; International development and humanitarian aid; International relations and international affairs; Politics and political ideologies; War, conflict and pacifism.
Last Edited ByRC at 04/09/2007 16:06:10