Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA)

The Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA) was established in 1979 in response to the immense and systematic hardships imposed on Black people in rural Natal by the Government policy of forced removals. Amongst the key objectives of AFRA was to monitor, enquire into, record and publicise the social and economic position of rural people in Natal.

The Association believed that South Africa is a single country whose government should be in the hands of its entire people. Since the inception AFRA opposed the systems of migrant and contract labour, influx control, the pass laws, and the restrictions on the rights of black people to own a piece of land anywhere in the country.

Last updated : 17-Jul-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Jul-2013