One hundred years of the African National Congress is being marked this weekend.
A two-day conference at Victoria University in Wellington is being moderated by Trevor Richards of HART, which led opposition to the Springbok rugby tour in 1981.
The principal speaker is Ambassador Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile of South Africa.
Mr Stofile was behind an apology to Maori rugby players who were excluded from All Black tours to the republic.
Bob Burgess and Graham Mourie, two former All Blacks who took a stand against apartheid, are also at the conference.