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Last Updated: Friday, 7 May, 2004, 08:59 GMT 09:59 UK
South Africa's struggle T-shirts
South African pro-democracy T-shirt (pic: courtesy of Old Court House Museum)
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During South Africa's apartheid era, wearing a T-shirt bearing pro-democracy slogans was a popular way of demonstrating against the system.
South African pro-democracy T-shirt (pic: courtesy of Old Court House Museum)
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As part of the celebrations to mark the end of apartheid 10 years ago, the Old Court House Museum in Durban is displaying many of these T-shirts..
South African pro-democracy T-shirt (pic: courtesy of Old Court House Museum)
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"These very simple T-shirts tell an intense narrative about the struggle we have endured to arrive at this celebration," the event organiser, Rooksana Omar, said.
South African pro-democracy T-shirt (pic: courtesy of Old Court House Museum)
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The T-shirts were cheap to produce and were used by various labour, anti-apartheid and social organisations to mobilise their supporters.
South African pro-democracy T-shirt (pic: courtesy of Old Court House Museum)
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On some of the T-shirts, slogans were clearly emblazoned across the front or back.
South African pro-democracy T-shirt (pic: courtesy of Old Court House Museum)
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But often a simple image - like a clenched fist - was all that was needed to get the message across.




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