Have You Heard From Johannesburg - Seven Stories of the GLOBAL anti-apartheid movement

Pallo Jordan
Pallo Jordan

African National Congress

Zweledinga Pallo Jordan was born in Kroonstad in the Orange Free State.Both his parents were activists and when he enrolled at UCT, he was similarly inclined. By 1960 he joined the ANC and began serious Marxist studies. His father obtained a Carnegie fellowship after major promotion at Fort Hare University and was refused a passport but the family left South Africa for the USA in 1962.

Per Wastberg
Per Wastberg

International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa

Per Wästberg was born on 20 November 1933 in Stockholm, Sweden. Wästberg campaigned extensively for human rights. He was chairperson of the International PEN from 1979 to 1986 and founder of the Swedish section of Amnesty International (1963)...

Peter McGregor
Peter McGregor

Australian Anti-Apartheid Mvmnt

Peter McGregor was based in Sydney, attending the University of Sydney, earning degrees both there and the University of New South Wales.  Upon meeting South African exiles in Australia (notably John and Margaret Brink, both of whom had set up the South African Defence and Aid Fund in Australia) he got introduced to Anti-Apartheid politics,  in addition to his growing involvement with the burgeoning anti-Vietnam War, and aboriginal rights movements.

Peter Molotsi
Peter Molotsi

Pan Africanist Congress; African National Congress

Peter Hlaole Molotsi was born in Steinsrust, a municipal location, in the district of Kroonstad, (then Orange Free State). His father was a primary school teacher and his mother a housewife...

Pierre Schori
Pierre Schori

Swedish Government

Pierre Schori was international secretary in the Swedish Social Democratic Party and a close assistant to the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme. He assisted Palme in the Socialist International Movement and took part in the struggle against the fascist rule in Greece, Portugal and Spain...

Prexy Nesbitt
Prexy Nesbitt

Born on Chicago's West Side, Rozell "Prexy" Nesbitt has spent more than four decades as an educator, activist, and speaker on Africa, foreign policy, and racism.   Prexy's work includes extensive consulting and training on race, multiculturalism and diversity.

Randall Robinson
Randall Robinson

TransAfrica

Robinson is the founder and past president of TransAfrica, the African-American organization he established to promote enlightened, constructive U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean...

Rica Hodgson
Rica Hodgson

International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa; Congress of Democrats

Rica Hodgson devoted her life to the struggle for democracy from the early 1940s, until her retirement in 1996 as secretary to the late Walter Sisulu. In 1943, she became a fund-raiser for the Springbok Legion – an organisation comprising ex-servicemen that mobilised against the rising threat of fascism in South Africa.

Richard Hengeveld
Richard Hengeveld

Shipping Research Bureau

As director of the Shipping Research Bureau, he monitored the movements of the world’s oil tanker fleets to see which ships were breaking the oil embargo on South Africa.

Ripeka Evans
Ripeka Evans

anti-apartheid and Maori activist

Up until the late 1960s, New Zealanders of European descent prided themselves on having the 'finest race relations in the world'. Ripeka Evans was a Maori activist, who, along with Syd Jackson and others, found this offensive. An activist for Maori women's rights, she saw the issue of apartheid in South Africa as a way of focussing on issues affecting Maori in New Zealand.