Steve Biko with Rubin Phillip, 1972, South African Students’ Organisation, General Assembly, Durban.

This picture of Stephen Biko (standing) and SALO’s chairperson Bishop Rubin Phillip (far right) was taken in 1971 at the Alan Taylor Residence hall in Durban. It was the University of Natal’s residence for black-only medical students. The occasion was the annual conference of the South African Students’ Organisation (SASO), founded by Biko. Rubin was attending the conference as a representative of the Federal Theological Seminary, Alice (next to Fort Hare University). He was elected Deputy President of SASO the following year, and in 1973 was banned by the South African government  under the Suppression of Communism Act of 1950.