National Education Crisis Committee (NECC) and Save the Children Alliance, Hands off our students and teachers, 1985. Silkscreen poster produced and printed at CAP, Cape Town. Artist unknown. In the 1980s, the arrest and detention of school students was widespread. Launched in 1985, the NECC was established to address this, to mobilise support for education reform and to restore the culture of learning among youth in the context of the ongoing boycott of classes by students. The slogan of the NECC was ‘People’s Education for People’s Power. Collection: CHR/UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives

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