10 - 13 October 2004, International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa

 

 

 
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"..... I am also here today as a representative of the millions of people across the globe, the anti-apartheid movement , the governments and organisations that joined with us, not to fight against South Africa as a country or any of its peoples, but to oppose an inhuman system and sue for a speedy end to the apartheid crime against humanity."
[ Acceptance speech of the president of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela, at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony: 
Oslo, Norway.
December 10, 1993.]

 


 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S FREEDOM STRUGGLE: LESSONS FOR TODAY

 

DAY TWO: MONDAY 11 OCTOBER

Presidents Address to the AAM Conference
Presented by Ibrahim Ismail Ibrahim(Advisor to the Deputy-President)

09h00-10h30 Session 1 – Plenary:
Solidarity by Governments and Inter-Governmental Organisations
Chair: Mr. Mohammed Tikly

Hipolito Patricio (Mozambique Ambassador to South Africa

Peter Katjavivi (Namibia Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union)

Ben Magubane(South African Development and Education Trust-SADET)

SHERRY MCLEAN and ALPHEUS MANGHEZI (former TEACHERS AT SOMAFCO)

10h30-11h00 Tea

Vladimir Shubin (Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Tor Sellstrom (Embassy of Sweden)

Pekka Peltola(Finland)

Berit Hagen Agoy(Norway)

13h30-15h00 Session 3 - Plenary: Civil Society
Chair: Professor Yonah Seleti

Dr. Werner Rechmann(Friedrich Ebert Stiftung)
Karin Linvall and Ninni Uhrus, Africa Groups of Sweden

Sietse Bosgra (Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa)

Alfred Babing (Afro-Asian Solidarity Movement, Germany)

 

15h30-17h00 Session 4 - Plenary : Civil Society
Chair: Betty Govinden

Louise Asmal (SA): The Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement

Sylvia Hill (USA): The Free South Africa Movement

Horst Kleinsmidt (SA) : The Role of the International Defense and Aid Fund

Sue Brittion(SA): Churches in South Africa’s Liberation Struggle

 




DAY THREE: TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2004.

09h00-09h20: OPENING SESSION
Anders Nyberg(Sweden)

Sweden and Beyond: Songs and South Africa’s Liberation Struggle

09h3-11h00 Session 5 – Plenary: Documenting the Role of the International Anti-Apartheid Movement
Chair: Ms. Narissa Ramdhani

Graham Dominy (National Archivist, National Archives of South Africa)
Strategies for Documenting the Role of the International Movements.

Marianne Lidskog (Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala)
The Work of the Nordic Africa Instiute

Richard Knight (Consultant, New York, Project Director, African Activist Archive Project) Documenting the Role of the US Movements.

Jade McLune (National Archives of Namibia)
Aims and Significance of the Archives of the Anti-Colonial Resistance and Liberation Project in Namibia.

11h00-11h30 Tea

The following academic sessions will comprise largely of presentations, offered in response to the Conference Call for Papers

11h30-13h00 Sessions 6 (A),6 (B), 6 (C): Thematic Presentations/Parallel Sessions

Session 6 (A): International Solidarity
Chair: Dr Sylvia Hill

William Minter (Africa Focus, Washington)
African Liberation and Progressive Internationalism in American Life: An Untold Story

Arianna Lissoni (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Anti-Apartheid Protest vs Real Politik: The Anti-Apartheid Movement and British Policy towards South Africa during the Rivonia trial.

Hans Erik Stolten (Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen)
Competition and Cooperation in the use of Solidarity History: The case of Nordic Support to South Africa.

David Hemson(Human Sciences Research Council)
Investment, Trade Union Solidarity and Local Action in Britain: A Tribute to Vella Pillay.

Session 6 (B): International Solidarity
Chair: Professor David Wiley

Kenneth Walker (Red Lion Productions)
The Role of the US Media in the Liberation Struggle

Hilda Varela (Centre for African and Asian Studies, Mexico)
Mexico and South Africa: The Tale of a (dis)encounter.

Robert Vassen (English Language Centre, Michigan State University, East Lansing)
Historical Reflections

Francis Njubi Nesbitt(University of California)
Rethinking Transnationalism: Black Intellectuals and the International Anti-Apartheid Movement

Session 6 (C): International Solidarity: Frontline States
Chair: Mr. Tor Sellstrom

AM Kanduza (Department of History, University of Swaziland)
The Frontline states against Apartheid: The case of Zambia.

Nhlanla Dhlamini (Department of History, University of Witwatersrand)
Experiences of Swaziland in the struggle to end apartheid.

Randolph Vigne (Friends of Namibia Association, London)
Standing by SWAPO: British Campaigning on Namibia, 1969-1990.

John Daniel (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa) and Felicia Forrest (South African National Academy of Intelligence)
Fighting Apartheid from Swaziland: The Role of the Ephesus House Bursary Fund.

13h00-14h30 Lunch and Book Launch:
Dr. Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Race for Sanctions: African Americans against Apartheid, 1946-1994 (Indiana University Press). Guest Speaker: Peter Limb

14h30-16h00: Sessions7 (A), 7 (B))

Session 7 (A): Campaigns
Chair: Bongi Dhlomo

Mai Palmberg (Nordic Africa Institute)
“The Struggle Revisited”, Reflections on the History Writing by the Solidarity Movement

Genevieve Klein (St. Anthony’s College, Oxford)
The AAM and the Nelson Mandela Campaign

Marietjie Oelofse (Department of History, University of Free State)
The struggle, scapegoats and Botha’s Babylon: Reflections on the way the regime of PW Botha viewed the international anti-apartheid campaign.

Erin Freas (Howard University, Washington)
The Use of the American Media to gain support for Sanctions in South Africa.

Session 7 (B) Cultural and Academic Boycott
Chair: Dennis Brutus

David Wiley (Centre for African Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing)
Faculty and Scholars in the US anti-apartheid Movement: A Unique Mobilisation”.

Priya Narisimulu(University of KwaZUlu-Natal)
South African Resistance Writer’s Expressions of International Solidarity

J. Brookes Spector (Bradlow Research Fellow, South African Institute of International Affairs)
Non Traditional Diplomacy: Cultural, Academic and Sports Boycotts and Change in South Africa

Colin Gardner (Speaker: Msunduzi Municipal Council, Pietermaritzburg)
Opposing Apartheid: An Academic’s Odyssey 1957-1990.

End of Sessions


 

DAY FOUR: 13 OCTOBER 2004

08h30-10h30 Session 8 Plenary:
From National Liberation to Global Liberation
Chair: Mr. Pritz Dullayl

Bill Fletcher (Transafrica, Washington DC)
Future Challenges for Global Movements.

Peter Limb (Michigan State University, East Lansing)
Apartheid, Solidarity and Globalisation: Lessons from the history of Anti-Apartheid Movements.

Peter Utting (Mangosuthu Technikon, Durban) : Lessons from the Movements in Australia and New Zealand

Rozell W. “Prexy” Nesbitt (American Friends Service Committee, Washington DC) and Evalyn W. Tennant (Centre for International Studies, University of Chicago)
Future African Solidarity Linkages

11h00-12h30 Session 9
Chair:Vladimir Shubin

Professor Kader Asmal (Member of Parliament, South Africa)
South Africa and the new International Solidarity Movement: Mutual Challenges and Obligations

Sten Rylander (Ambassador Sweden)
From National Liberation to Global Liberation: A Nordic Perspective

Professor Mushirul Hasan (India)
A Perspective From India


12h30-13h15 Lunch

CLOSING SESSION: 13H15-15H15

Chair: Professor John Daniel

Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad(Department of Foreign Affairs, South Africa) Future Strategies for Global Movements

Conference Ends


ADDITIONAL PAPERS

UNITED NATIONS AND THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST APARTHEID

by

Enuga S. Reddy
Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director of the UN Centre against Apartheid

ADDRESS TO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE AAM, LONDON
By
Kader Asmal


 

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