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.]







As part of the national celebrations to mark the decade of freedom, the Documentation Centre and Campbell Collections of the University of KwaZulu-Natal will jointly host the above conference in Durban, South Africa, from 10-13 October 2004. By focusing on the role of the international movement and its contributions to South Africa's new democracy, this conference will allow participants to reflect on this country's achievements during the first decade of freedom and to discuss mutual cooperation during the second decade as well as the challenge that face this country. For the victory of 1994 belongs not just to South Africa, but to thousands of international activists and the organizations they led in solidarity with the oppressed of this country. The conference will also seek to facilitate political dialogue between the state and civil society with the ultimate aim of contributing to the political and social transformation of South Africa.

The Conference Steering Committee invites submissions of abstracts from individuals who wish to participate in the formal proceedings. Themes covered by the conference programme include the following:

1. Historical reflections on the role of the anti-apartheid/solidarity movement.

2. Retrospective reflection on the achievements of the AAM.

3. Relationships between people/individual sacrifices.

4. South Africa's account of 10 years of freedom.

5. International activists expectations of a free South Africa.

6. Academic, Sport and Cultural boycotts.

7. Churches against Apartheid.

8. Trade Union movements against apartheid.

9. UN Role in Anti-Apartheid struggle.

10. Non-Alignment Movement's and the OAU's anti-apartheid campaigns.

11. Sanction/Disinvestment Campaigns.

12. Diplomatic Relations.

13. Role of Entertainment Industry.

14. Status quo of international solidarity movements.

15. Future Directions of Global Solidarity Movements.

Abstracts(preferably in electronic format) should not exceed a maximum of one page and should be submitted no later than 10 July 2004. Successful participants will be notified by 20 July 2004

Abstracts must be e-mailed to the Conference Secretariat at If you do not have access to e-mail then you must please forward a disk to the Conference Secretariat, clearly marked to:
AAM 2004
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