South Africa, 1986
Stop apartheid tourism to South Africa!
Call number:
BG B18/618

The first boycott action against products from South Africa goes back to 1964. Oil and fruit, sports and culture were the targets of the boycott movement. South Africa celebrated 1986 as the Year of Tourism. To counter this, the local opposition advocated a boycott of South Africa by international airlines: 'If Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways want to, they can do it', pleaded the Reverend Beyers Naudé. But the airlines kept flying. The handout shown here was directed specifically towards a travel agency in The Hague that had connections with the South African Tourism Board.

See also: Anti-Apartheid and Southern Africa