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The archive of the Dutch Zimbabwe Committee was transferred to the IISH.Denise Citroen (b. 1952) founded and chaired the Zimbabwe Committee, which was established in 1978. Its objective was to... [Collection highlight]
Nelson Mandela schreef Coen Stork een bedankbrief op 11 juni 1964, een dag vóór de uitspraak in het Rivonia-proces. Zie het interview met Coen Stork voor meer informatie.Gevangenis van... [Collection item]
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will be presenting a major exhibition spotlighting the relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands.Opening on 17 February 2017, “Good Hope. South Africa and The... [News]
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is a global network whose objectives are to end sweatshops and to support garment workers in the third world. The CCC’s archive is now with the IISH.CCC was... [News]
'Disobedient Objects' is a powerful exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (26 July 2014  - 1 February 2015). Many 'disobedient objects' in the present exposition are on loan from the... [News]
On March 25th the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkoana-Mashabane and Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy honoured the IISH with a visit. They were accompanied by a large delegation... [News]
Forty years ago, the democratically elected Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown in a violent military coup. Indignation was great in the Netherlands, where solidarity activities to... [News]
In the presence of the South African president Jacob Zuma, many other ANC officials and anti-apartheid activists, the archive website of the ANC was launched in Johannesburg on 29 April.Another... [News]
Archival Materials on the Activities in The Netherlands Relating to Nelson Mandela 1980-1990In 2013, through a project funded by the Dutch embassy in Pretoria (Tshwane), a large number of physical... [Section]
This section of the web exhibition of photos by Frits Eisenloeffel tracks the journeys of the Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel (1944-2001) in Africa.  In his student days, Frits Eisenloeffel came... [Section]