ZA COM MR-AAO-313
Swedish South Africa Committee [Svenska Sydafrikakommittén]
- 1961 - mid-1970s (Accumulation)
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The Archive and Library of the Swedish Labour Movement holds materials covering the period 1960 - 1967.
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The SSAC was formed in 1961 as an umbrella organisation of NGOs to start campaigning for a consumer boycott of South African products. It pressured the Swedish government to apply sanctions and later supported the ANC’s armed struggle. The committee dominated the anti-apartheid work in Sweden during the 1960s but its activities decreased as other organisations became more active.