NUSAS President Ian Robertson is banned


NUSAS Members

Wednesday, 11 May 1966

The President of the National Union of South Africa Students (NUSAS), Ian Robertson, receives a banning order under the Suppression of Communism Act of 1950 when he was banned by the government only a month before Senator Kennedy's visit. Robertson was instrumental in inviting Senator Kennedy to be the keynote speaker at NUSAS's Day of Affirmation. Because he was banned at the time of the visit, Robertson was not able to attend Senator Kennedy's speech at the University of Cape Town. Senator Kennedy visited him at his apartment on the way in from the airport.


  1. Student Movements in South Africa: A study of three student movements illustrating student problems and the Government`s response [Online], available at: [Accessed 07 May 2010]

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