On 27 September, SERI's director of litigation, Nomzamo Zondo facilitated a session in a one-day international colloquium will be hosted at the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS Research) as part of the opening and study of the apartheid archives in South Africa. The colloquium reflected on the contemporary and historical significance of the recently-restored Rivonia sound archive, as well as other legal archives. The Rivonia sound archive is a collection of audio recordings of the Rivonia Trial which were previously inaccessible to the public.
The colloquium offered a consideration of new perspectives on liberation movements and emancipatory politics through a comparative use of experiences of colonial and repressive regimes in other parts of Africa. Zondo chaired a panel entitled “archives and the fight for the past.”