On Sunday, 21st of October, a group of UCT graduates who had participated in the 1968 sit-in came together in the North London suburb of Camden. Most had been unable to attend the 50th anniversary reunion at UCT itself. The group were keen to meet and remember what they had shared during those momentous nine days when they challenged the apartheid state’s racist university policies, which prevented the appointment of Archie Mafeje – a post he richly deserved. But it was not just an opportunity for reminiscing. They dedicated themselves to try to raise further funding for their modest ’Spirit of 68’ bursary, and also to upholding the principles of a non-racial university; educating and serving the whole community.
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