Azania Komitee


Duration: September 1974 - 1996
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands


The Azania Komitee (Azania Committee) was established in September 1974, was based in Rotterdam and had the aim of supporting the liberation struggle of the people of Azania (South Africa). In practice, this support focused mainly on the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and the organizations of the Black Consciousness Movement such as the Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO). The committee organized numerous support activities, did outreach work and campaigned for political prisoners in South Africa. Also the committee was active at local level in Rotterdam, among others in Rotterdam tegen Apartheid (Rotterdam against Apartheid) and the Rotterdam-Durban campaign. The committee ceased to exist in 1996. (Source: the archive of the Azania Komitee at the International Institute of Social History.)

Organizational Archive


Title: Archief Azania Komitee
Time Span: Mostly 1974 – 1996
Description: Archive of the Azania Komitee (Rotterdam). Reports Minutes and other internal documents, correspondence and documents relating to the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), BCMA, the Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO), WOSA, black trade unions, Umtapo, et al.; documents relating to support projects and actions and campaigns including Sharpeville and Soweto commemorations, political prisoners, local activities in Rotterdam, etc. The archive also contains a lot of documentation concerning the South African organizations with which the committee maintained contacts, including of such as PAC, AZAPO and other Black Consciousness organizations. The archive was ordained in 2016 by Marjan Boelsma, former chairman of the Azania Committee.

Housed At: International Institute of Social History
Location: Address for visitors: Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam Correspondence address: P.O. Box 2169, 1000 CD Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Phone: +31-20-6685866
Reference Email: info@iisg.nl
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