This film is part of Rentals


Oxford undergraduates discuss proposals for a boycott of South African goods.

Current affairs 1959 5 mins

Director: Geoffrey Hughes


A proposed boycott of South African goods is the topic of heated discussion at Magdalen College, Oxford. A This Week reporter joins a group students to discuss the boycott, which was initiated by the Joint Action Committee Against Racial Intolerance (JACARI). A few months prior to this film, in June 1959, the Boycott Movement had been launched in London, to oppose the system of apartheid in South Africa. It was supported by many students and trade unions - but, as this film shows, was far from uncontentious as a method of protest.