Isolera Sydafrika-Kommitteén

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Alternate Names: Isolate South Africa Committee
Duration: 1979 - 1995
Location: Sweden

The Isolera Sydafrika-Kommitteén (Isolate South Africa Committee), ISAC, was constituted on 15 January 1979 after some preparation work during the autumn of 1978 performed by a group initiated by the Africa Groups of Sweden (AGS) together with some political and Christian youth organizations. The mission was to arrange an annual campaign for isolating apartheid South Africa with the following slogans: Do not buy South African products, Free the Political Prisoners, Dismantle Swedish Investments in South Africa, No Trade with South Africa, No Sport or Cultural Exchange with Official South Africa, Support the Liberation Struggle, Support ANC, South Africa out of Namibia and Support SWAPO. These were the objectives of the organization as well. Accordingly the name of the organization was at the beginning the Isolate South Africa Campaign. ISAC was an umbrella organization consisting of a variety of organizations in one way or another engaged in the support for the struggle against apartheid and colonialism in southern Africa. All national organizations which could agree with the above mentioned slogans were welcome to become members. ISAC was mainly aimed at campaigning and its archive consists mostly of different types of campaign material. ISAC had at its peak 70 member organizations representing around 1.5 million individual members. All sectors of the Swedish society were represented except for the business sector, the conservative party and the extreme right wing parties, all of whom chose to stay out.

Organizational Archive

Title: Isolera Sydafrika-Kommitteén (Isolate South Africa Committee)
Time Span: 1979 - 1995
Media: 39 boxes. Approx 400 volumes
Description: The archives include papers, correspondence, campaign material, newspaper clips, photos, etc.
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
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