James Phillips,  22 January 1959 - 31 July 1995

Images of James Phillips (aka Bernoldous Niemand) from SAHA Collection AL3296















"East Rand cowboy, singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, composer, cultural icon, voice and conscience to generation of apartheid-era (and after) white South Africans."

A Heritage Month tribute to the Shifty Records music label, combining exhibitions, documentary screenings, panel discussions and, of course, concerts to celebrate the Shifty story of musical activism in the struggle for democracy in South Africa.
We’re asking all those music lovers out there to support our crowdfunding project in the lead up to SHIFTY SEPTEMBER.
Revellers attending the OppiKoppi 20 Odyssey from 7 - 9 August 2014 can support the Shifty September programme by paying SHIFTY SIN TAX at the festival.
31 July marks the anniversary of musician James Phillips’ tragic passing at just 36 years old.
SAHA is urgently looking for original Shifty Records and Voëlvry paraphernalia to add to the archive
24 July 2014 saw the 50th anniversary of the anti-apartheid bombing by John Harris at the Johannesburg train station. He became the only white person to be hanged for a political offence during apartheid.
Eugene De Kock recently made news when he was denied parole. SAHA has various material relating to De Kock in our archive collections.