R6099/3 T shirt

This T shirt is one of many designs produced for the South African presidential elections held in 1994. It was worn by a supporter of the African National Congress (ANC) party and their candidate Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black head of state. This form of ‘protest’ or ‘struggle’ T shirt became popular in South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.


Place: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date: 1994