About Africa Contact and NCA:
- Africa Contact (AK) is a Danish solidarity and activist organisation, founded in 1978 by Danish trade unions, political parties and other organisations to unite efforts against colonialism in Southern Africa. Following the liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, AK work increasingly broadened in focus to include the fight against apartheid in South Africa and Namibia. For many years, Africa Contact worked for an economic and cultural boycott of the white apartheid regime in South Africa. With the end of apartheid, AK’s work became more focused on supporting African grassroots movements in the struggle for democracy, access to natural resources and respect for human rights. AK applies a rights-based approach and work with social and economic rights.
- NCA stands for the NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY. The NCA is a Non-governmental organisation formed in 1997 as a grouping of individual Zimbabwean citizens and civic organisations including, labour movements, student and youth groups, women groups, churches, business groups and human rights organisations. It also includes political parties. These individuals and groups formed the NCA to campaign for constitutional reform after realising that the political, social and economic problems affecting Zimbabwe are mainly a result of the defective Lancaster House Constitution and can only be resolved through a new and democratic constitution.