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National Progressive Primary Health Care Network, Records

Formed in September 1987, the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network was established in order to promote Primary Health Care, particularly to poor people in rural areas. The NPPHCN was committed to equal, accessible, good health services which everyone can afford and access, and that there should be a national health service.

The collection contains a number of images by Afrapix photographers, which were used by the NPPHCN for exhibitions, conferences, pamphlets and other outreach material. Included are Graham Goddard, Guy Tillim, Cedric Nunn, Roger Meintjes, Chris Ledochowski, Lesley Lawson, Gisele Wulfsohn, Gideon Mendel, Anna Zieminski, Steve Hilton-Barber, Gill De Vlieg.

South Africa Documentary Photographs Collection, Duke University Library

"The collection consists of over 1100 black-and-white and color exhibit prints representing the work of over 50 South African photographers who documented conditions during and after apartheid, from about the 1940s to 2013, with most dating after 1960. Arranged in five series representing projects curated by documentary photographers Alex Harris, Paul Weinberg, and others: Beyond the Barricades, The Cordoned Heart, Then and Now, Underexposed, and The Other Camera. There is also a series of work by Jeeva Rajgopaul. Set in rural and urban South Africa, the images portray political rallies; protests; forced removals; funerals; social gatherings such as dances and concerts; work and domestic life; the life of the elderly, the migrants, and the impoverished; and labor organizing and strikes. There are many portraits of individuals of all races and classes, well-known activists and politicians, as well as countless ordinary South African citizens. Many of the photographers were members of Afrapix, a collective photography agency engaged in documenting the anti-apartheid struggle. There is a small amount of printed material, as well as a selection of digital image files and a digital audio file of an exhibit talk. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University."
Source: South Africa documentary photographs collection, Archives & Manuscripts, Duke Univerity Libraries

Impact Visuals, African Activist Archive, University of Connecticut Libraries,

"Impact Visuals was a New York City-based cooperative photo agency dedicated to social documentary photography. Impact Visuals sold pictures taken of the anti-apartheid movement in the United States by independent photographers across the county. Impact Visuals also sold photographs taken of the struggles for independence in Namibia and against apartheid in South Africa. Impact Visuals distributed photographs from Afrapix, a collective of freelance photographers in South Africa operating between 1982-1992."
Source: Impact Visuals, African Activist Archive, University of Connecticut Libraries

Justice and Peace

'Justice and Peace' was formed in response to Vatican II, Pope Paul VI setting up the Pontifical Commission for justice and peace in 1967. A justice and peace group was founded in Johannesburg in 1973/4. ' Justice and Peace' was keenly aware that Apartheid had been a key characteristic of societal imbalances. Apart from its primary focus which was to raise awareness in the Catholic Community, Justice and Peace worked closely with both local and international organisations (religious and lay) who were committed to transforming society through justice and reconciliation.

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William Matlala, Photographic collection

The collection of the more than 4000 photographs by the photographer William Matlala also contains a small number by Afrapix photographers Cedric Nunn, Anna Zieminski, Santu Mofokeng and Paul Weinberg.

William Matlala was a freelance photographer specializing in Labour and Trade Union activities, who has served the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in his capacity as photographer particularly in the 1990s.

Young Christian Students South Africa (YCS), Records

The Afrapix photographers represented in this collection are Anna Zieminski, Eric Miller, and others unidentified.

The YCS was an international movement, which embraced Christian values of love, justice and peace. It was an ecumenical Christian student movement operating in parishes, schools, seminaries, universities and other higher education institutions. It had its origins in the Belgium Catholic Church at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The YCS was started in South Africa in 1959, initially as a parish for younger school goers who were members of the Young Christian Workers. The main aim of the YCS at this time was to ‘Christianise’ the schools and universities. From 1965, it also began to focus on high schools. Its activities were centred around get-togethers, rallies and groups who looked critically at youth culture and education. Actions focused on: charity, parish work, and challenging values at schools.

In the mid 1970’s the YCS became an independent non-racial movement in South Africa.

Mark Heywood Papers

Included in the collection are the photographs of Cedric Nunn, Paul Grendon, Warren Parker, Anna Zieminski, Benny Gool and Eric Miller.

The collection contains the personal papers of Mark Heywood, activitist, member and director of various NGOs in South Africa during the 1980s to 2000s, such as the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), the AIDS Law Project (ALP), and finally 'Section 27', where Mark Heywood served as Executive Director.

Arthur Chaskalson Papers

The photographs were taken by Ellen Elmendorp during a rally after the release of Patrick "Terror" Lekota from Robben Island. He was one of the accused in the Delmas Treason Trial.

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson. Justice Arthur Chaskalson was the President of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1994 to 2001 and Chief Justice of South Africa from 2001 to 2005. He was also part of the defence council during the Delmas Treason Trial (1985-1989), also known as the Vaal Triangle Treason Trial.

UCT Libraries Digital Collections

Some of the Afrapix photographers have deposited their collections at the University of Cape Town, where there have been digitised and made available as part of the UCT Libraries Digital Collections.

The following past and present works of Afrapix photographers can be found here, including images from the Afrapix period:

John Liebenberg: https://digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/john-liebenberg
Cedric Nunn: https://digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/cedric-nunn-0
Guy Tillim: https://digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/guy-tillim
Graeme Wiliams: https://digitalcollections.lib.uct.ac.za/graeme-williams

Mayibuye archives, University of the Western Cape

The Mayibuye Archive was established in 1992, with many activists and organisations donating their collections, amongst them the IDAF collection, which contains a number of Afrapix images.
"The initial core collection is constituted of the material collected by the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) which was banned in 1966 and continued its work in London until 1991. After the unbanning of organizations in 1990 and IDAF’s closure, the IDAF collection was relocated to South Africa to form the nucleus of the archives of the pioneering Mayibuye Centre for History and Culture in South Africa, based at the University of the Western Cape."
Source: website of the Mayibuye Archive

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