WAAM, described as the most powerful pressure group in Wales  campaigned vigorously for  an end to racism, colonialism and Apartheid in South and Southern  Africa.  

It enjoyed widespread support throughout Wales from all walks of life and across the political spectrum, for decades .It was run  entirely for many years from the home of the Secretary, Hanef Bhamjee and by volunteers. There were no paid staff. WAAM was supported entirely by members donations , fund raising activities and occasional donations of small amounts of money.

WAAM worked for the isolation of the Apartheid  regime  on all fronts, political, economic , cultural and sporting with remarkable support from the people of Wales . In 1989 the Wales Rugby Union broke links with Apartheid Rugby..The movement was active in most parts of Wales and was renowned for its campaigns for example on the boycott of South African goods  and  the picketing of super markets .When Nelson  Mandela received the “Freedom Of The City Of Cardiff” in 1998 he thanked the people of Wales for their actions of Solidarity with the oppressed people of South Africa.