Campagna di Solidarietà Dakawa Mazimbu - Per un Sud Africa non razzista - African National Congress - CIES

Campagna di Solidarietà Dakawa Mazimbu - Per un Sud Africa non razzista - African National Congress - CIES

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by Centro Informazione e Educazione Allo Sviluppo
Italy
1986
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: Italy
Language: Italian
Translation: "Campaign of Solidarity Dakawa Mazimbu - For a non-racist South Africa" This button was produced by Centro Informazione e Educazione Allo Sviluppo (CIES, Centre for Information and Development Education), an-Italian NGO, for the first National Solidarity Campaign that CIES launched in Italy in 1986 in support of the African National Congress (ANC) and also with the purpose to collect funds for the exiled ANC communities in Mazimbu and Dakawa (SOMAFCO school) in Tanzania. CIES was formed in 1983. The founding members of our CIES (Elisabetta -Etta- Melandri, Vanni Rinaldi, Antonio Chiappetta and the photographer Riccardo Sabbadini) had travelled in 1983 to Southern African countries and especially visited the ANC officials in Zambia and the school/community in Tanzania and the SWAPO health and educational centre in Kwanza Sul, Angola. As a first result of that visit we published a bilingual photographic book "Building freedom - the challenge of the ANC and of SWAPO" with the financial support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; the book had introductions by Oliver Tambo and Sam Nujoma and was the first clear description of the South African and Namibian situation under apartheid to appear in Italy. CIES contributed to giving birth, in 1985, to the Italian anti-apartheid movement, involving Institutions, political parties, NGOs, Trade Unions and grass-route associations at national level. CIES worked especially in schools and with local communities to sensitize and inform the public and in particular young people about the apartheid situation.
Collection: International Institute of Social History