African National Congress

Just over twenty years ago, in July 1987, Dakar was the site of an historic meeting between a group of predominantly white Afrikaner businessmen and academics and representatives of the then exiled African National Congress of South Africa. The Dakar Declaration of 12 June 1987 noted that, despite being ideologically different, both groups held “a shared commitment towards the removal of the apartheid system and the building of a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa”. A dialog was initiated which was to bear fruit some years later.