Committee for the Release of Nelson Mandela


Alternate Names: Kommittén för Nelson Mandelas frigivning
Duration: 1990
Location: Sweden


The Kommittén för Nelson Mandelas frigivning (Committee for the Release of Nelson Mandela) was an association of several Swedish central organizations with the objective of celebrating the release of Mandela and working for the release of all political prisoners in South Africa and the total eradication of apartheid. It was formed in January 1990 and dismantled in April the very same year and was a part of the international Nelson Mandela Reception Committee. Members of the committee were i.e. the Africa Groups of Sweden, Isolate South Africa Committee, Swedish Ecumenical Council, UN Association of Sweden, National Council of Swedish Youth and the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden. The economic trustees were the Africa Groups of Sweden and Isolate South Africa Committee. The honorable chairpersons were Archbishop Bertil Werkström, MP Karin Söder, Ambassador Ernst Michanek, writer Per Wästberg and the ANC representative in Stockholm Billy Modise. The main practical task for the committee was to arrange the reception of Nelson Mandela in Sweden on his first visit outside Africa in March 1990.

Organizational Archive


Title: Committee for the Release of Nelson Mandela (Kommittén för Nelson Mandelas frigivning)
Time Span: 1990 - 1992
Description: The archive includes records of the Mandela Gala, March 16, 1990; correspondence; financial records; and press clippings of Mandela’s 1990 visit to Sweden.
Housed At: Archives and Library of the Swedish Labour Movement (ARAB)
Location: Mailing: Box 1124, SE-111 81 Stockholm. Visiting address: Upplandsgatan 4, Stockholm., Sweden
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Phone: +46 8 4123900
Related Website: http://www.arbarkiv.nu/english.htm