June 26, 1959: On this day the Boycott Movement, later renamed the Anti-Apartheid movement, was founded in London to put public pressure on nations to boycott the purchase of South African goods as long as apartheid was maintained in the country. The South African wine industry, which exported much of its product, was very badly hit in the decades that followed, however has recovered since the mid-1990s to once again become one of the world’s foremost exporters of wine worldwide.

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