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THERE SHALL BE WORK AND SECURITY ALL SHALL ENJOY EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AFRICA MAYIBUYE THE PEOPLE SHALL GOVERN

Theme: Medu posters: Images from exile


Call Number: 2619
Identifier: AL2446_2619
Title: THERE SHALL BE WORK AND SECURITY ALL SHALL ENJOY EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AFRICA MAYIBUYE THE PEOPLE SHALL GOVERN
Date: 1982
Subject: Images of Defiance - IOD;
Judy Seidman;
Medu Art Ensemble;
South African Freedom Day;
26 June
Description: This poster is silkscreened in black marbled with red, produced by the Medu Art Ensemble (Artist: Judy Seidman) in 1982 and based on a photograph by Eli Weinberg at Kliptown. The image depicts a community organisation holding up a banner titled “THERE SHALL BE WORK AND SECURITY ALL SHALL ENJOY EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AFRICA MAYIBUYE”. These demands were frequently used as slogans on posters and flyers to represent the issues of communities who were suffering. The text reads “THERE SHALL BE WORK AND SECURITY ALL SHALL ENJOY EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AFRICA MAYIBUYE THE PEOPLE SHALL GOVERN”. Digitised by Specialised Archival Solutions in 2009. Reproduced in "Images of Defiance: South African Resistance posters in the 1980s" on page 11 (number 17) of the 1991 SAHA / Ravan Press edition and the 2004 SAHA / STE Publishers edition. It also appears on page 90 of “Red on Black: The Story of the South African Poster Movement”, SAHA / STE Publishers, 2007
Creator: Judy Seidman (Medu Art Ensemble)
Type: Poster
Format: Access image - jpg
Preservation image – tiff
Source: SAHA collection AL2446
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Copyright of some material is held by individual postermakers/organisations. Copyright restrictions may apply. See SAHA copyright statement for more information
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