ZA COM MR-AAO-120
Committee on South African War Resistance : [Part 1]
- 1978 - unknown (Accumulation)
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The Manuscripts and Archives section of the University of Cape Town holds the entire archive of the organisation. Please contact the institution for details on the collection.
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COSAWR was founded in 1978 by South African draft (military service) resisters active in the UK. It was a self-help organisation for those escaping conscription in the SADF and to support those who were resisting conscription within the country. It raised the issue of militarism in South Africa and conducted research into the South African military structure and resistance to it. COSAWR established a presence in several other European countries. Its magazine 'Resister' became the leading magazine on South Africa's militarisation.