United Democratic Front
Majority of audience was white - in Claremont and as usual the Secret Police were not secret in numbers and cameras.
The United Democratic Front (UDF) was an anti-apartheid body that incorporated many anti-apartheid organisations. It was launched in 1983, in Mitchells Plain.
Steps towards forming the UDF began in the late 1970s, and moved forward when Allan Boesak called for a 'united front' of 'churches, civic associations, trade unions, student organisations, and sports bodies' to fight oppression. He was addressing the Transvaal Anti-SAIC Committee (TASC) at a conference in Johannesburg on 23 January 1983, but this part of his speech was unplanned- and even he was surprised to see the result.- See more at: http://www.sahistory.org.za/organisations/united-democratic-front-udf#sthash.HMl1YV5Y.dpuf
Strong and Unnoticed: Helen Joseph and Sisulu - The Women of the UDF
Formed in 1983 as a conglomeration of political, civic, church, student and other organizations to bring an end to apartheid in South Africa, the United Democratic Front (UDF) brought rallies and mass protest groups to the forefront of South Africa’s political and social war. While the world sees most of the leaders of the UDF and the anti-apartheid movement as males, woman had a large hand in not only the organization of the rallies, but also leading groups into what many would consider a war zone. These women walked hand in hand with danger and fear knowing what they were doing was best for their country. Many of them were imprisoned, or sent out of the country in exile. Women participated in UDF affiliate organizations, as leaders, and in protests and delegations such as the 1988 miner strike and the 1989 meeting with former American President George H.W. Bush.- See more at: http://www.sahistory.org.za/article/strong-and-unnoticed-women-udf-reid-arnold#sthash.I7tvrjbF.dpuf r