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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Kabwe

By the mid-1980s, violence had reached unprecedented heights and international condemnation of the government's police-state tactics and gagging of the press was escalating. The UDF* was acting as a united front for the ANC and other powerful anti-apartheid organisations, but the ANC was as yet still banned. An ANC consultative conference was held outside South Africa's borders in Kabwe, Zambia, in 1985.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.