Southern Africa Committee
Supporting African Freedom and Economic Justice

The Southern Africa Committee was founded to support African struggles for independence, self-determination and against apartheid.  Today the Committee works to support African struggles for human rights and economic justice. The Southern Africa Committee is an NGO associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.

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Current Issues

Africa: Development, Debt & AIDS

Small Arms and Light Weapons

Human Rights in Africa

Zimbabwe and Human Rights

Carnegie Hall's South African Sounds Teaching Guide, poster, and accompanying music CD
The teachng guide includes material originally published by Southern Africa Committee.

African Activist Archive Project
The African Activist Archive Project of the African Studies Center at Michigan State University is working to preserve for history the record of activities of U.S. organizations and individuals that supported African struggles for freedom and had significant collective impact on U.S. policy during the period 1960-1994. This new site includes a series of questionnaires that can be filled out by people who have material or information on the movement. Also, the site has information on the movement including a Directory of African Activist Archives and historical remembrances of those involved. More information will be posted in the future.

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Richard Knight, President
Richard works as a consultant on Africa, human rights, economic justice and corporate responsibility.  He worked for over two decades at the American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund.  He is Director of the African Activist Archive Project. For more information on Richard, Africa, the struggle against apartheid and the struggle for self-determination in Western Sahara visit his web site  Richard is a member of the Association on Concern African Scholars.  He is the webmaster of this site. Click here to contact Richard by e-mail.

Jennifer Davis, Main UN Representative
Jennifer Davis is a consultant on international issues.  She serves on the boards of the Association of Concerned African Scholars and the Washington Office on Africa.  Her recent work has focused on women, AIDS and the impact of extractive industries including oil.  She worked for over thirty years at the American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund and was Executive Director for eighteen of those years.  Click here to contact Jennifer by e-mail.