‘The Objectors’ – Facing SA’s conscription years

Mail & Guardian | Thom Pierce:


Thom Pierce’s exhibition presents portraits of faces of those who fought against compulsory military service for white males during apartheid. 


This Thom Pierce portrait is of Richard Steele who, in 1980, was sentenced to 12 months military imprisonment for objecting to military service. 

What would you do if by law you had to join the army and fight for a cause that you did not believe in? This is the question that I have asked myself hundreds of times over the past year. 

I know what I hope I would have done but, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, “It is easy to be wise after the event”…


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