All posts tagged: apartheid

Commonwealth organisation

From apartheid to Brexit – decolonisation is a two-way street 

Image: President Nelson Mandela with Michael Manley,  former prime minister of Jamaica and leader of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the first post-apartheid elections in South Africa in 1994. © Commonwealth Secretariat In the ninth of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Dr Rehnuma Sazzad, associate fellow at the […]

Perfidious Albion: Britain’s shameful role in blocking a non-racial franchise in the Union of South Africa

© ‘Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s […]

Stories from the Commonwealth

Research for Commonwealth Oral Histories, hosted by the School of Advanced Study, began in 2013 with the aim to provide a world-class online resource for students, researchers, historians and policymakers. Dr Sue Onslow, senior lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the project’s leader, says the 65 interviews contain powerful stories. This major Arts & […]