"Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Ivan & Thoms blows out the candle which has been burning for the duration of his 21 day fast at a meeting attended by 5000 people in the Cape Town City Hall today (07/10/85). The meeting was called by the End Conscription Campaign as the culmination of a month long focus "Troops out Now", Calling on the South African government to to withdraw all troops from the country's black townships.
"Dr Ivan Thomas joins with the crowd of 5000 people in singing the national anthem at a meeting in Cape Town City Hall tonight (07/10/85). The meeting was called to join Thomas in the breaking of his 21 Day fast as part of the End Conscription Campaign commemoration of the first anniversary of troops entering South Africa's black townships."
Dr Anton Eberhardt, who [with] 800 others have signed the conscientious objector register refusing to serve in the SADF. Eberhardt was sentenced to 12 months in jail in 1977 for refusing to serve and faces another 18 Months. Cape Town South Africa, 21 September 1989.
143 men in various cities around South Africa made simultaneous declarations to refuse to serve in the South African Defence Force (SADF). Here Andre Zaaiman, a former infantry captain and combat veteran, explains his reasons at a press conference held by the Cape Town Group EDICESA (Ecumenical Documentation and Information Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa). Behind him is a banner which states: "We won't fight in the SADF " Cape Town, 3 August 1988.