The Nordic Africa Institute

Magnus Walan's Private Collection


Active in the Isolate South Africa Committee (ISAC) as managing secretary in the eighties as well as a board member 1980-94. He worked with information for AGS in the eighties and was also chairman of the board for a year. He made several trips to South Africa during this time and met with people from the church, trade unions, student and political organizations involved in the struggle.

Some one hundred interviews and press conferences mainly from the eighties with liberation people in South Africa and also Namibia, including Frank Chikane, Walter Sisulu, Trevor Manual, Oliver Tambo, Jay Naidoo, Beyers Naudee, Eljas Banda, Zwelake Sisulu, Helen Joseph, Murphy Morobe, Ben Ulenga, Gwen Lister and Cyril Ramaphosa.
[As of April 2019 these tapes are deposited at the Archives and Library of the Swedish Labour Movement, listed among the Swedish archives within this database]

Photos from South Africa from every year 1984-94, Namibia 1988, Zimbabwe 1980 independence festivities, ANC in Lusaka 1980, Guinea-Bissau 1976-77, SOMAFCO in Tanzania, different anti-apartheid conferences in the eighties and activities in Sweden.

See also an interview with Mr. Walan


Magnus Walan

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Magnus Walan Isolate South Africa Committee ISAC Isolera Sydafrika Kommitteen ISAK Angola Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Tanzania Southern Africa Africa Groups of Sweden AGS History Anti-apartheid movements Anti-colonialism Liberation movements Anti-racism movements Frank Chikane Walter Sisulu Trevor Manual Oliver Tambo Jay Naidoo Beyers Naudee Eljas Banda Zwelake Sisulu Helen Joseph Murphy Morobe Ben Ulenga Gwen Lister Cyril Ramaphosa Independence festivities SOMAFCO