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Memorialisation of Swedish International Solidarity

Tuesday 21 March 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm
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The South Africa liberation struggle has been noted as having stood on four pillars i.e. underground struggle, international solidarity, mass mobilisation and armed struggle. In a complex way these pillars were at times separated, integrated, combined and non-existent. This project will, however focus on the international solidarity aspect of the struggle with special focus on the role played by Sweden. Essop Pahad one of the key role players who in many instances was the catalyst of international solidarity, said that the worldwide anti-apartheid movement (WAAM) was "the most successful global solidarity movement in global history". It has also been added that “[1] Known as a global social  movement, the WAAM cut across race, class, gender, culture, ethnicity and national boundaries. It expressed itself in a variety of way and actually had a life of its own in which “Forms of anti-apartheid action in multiple political spaces in many spheres and arenas became one of the defining characteristics of the WAAM as a global movement”[2] . The dialectical relationship between the struggle within South Africa and international solidarity could be termed as the most profound twin relationship which brought about the fall of one of the most formidable racial forces in the 20th century.

[1] (Pahad, 2008)

[2] (Pahad, 2008)

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