"26 June 1955, a twenty-year old Albie Sachs attends the launch of the Freedom Charter in Kliptown.\r\n.. read moreSource: Image Source"

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Mozambique gains independence

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Defiance Campaign 1952

The post-1948 period saw the African National Congress (ANC) abandoning its traditional reliance on tactics of moderation such as petitions and deputations.

Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter

As the struggle for freedom reached a new intensity in the early fifties, the ANC saw the need for a clear statement on the future of South Africa. The idea of a Freedom Charter was born, and the Congress of the People Campaign was initiated.

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Significance of the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter

The campaign for the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter was the climax to a decade or so of multifaceted and creative resistance to white minority rule and domination by a disenfranchised black majority.

The Freedom Charter Campaign

The adoption of the Freedom Charter by the Congress of the People was widely recognised both in South Africa and internationally as an event of major political significance.

South African Communist Party (SACP)

On 30 July 2011, the South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated its 90th anniversary. Initially known as the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground.

The Congress of the People, Kliptown 1955

The adoption of the Freedom Charter by the Congress of the People was widely recognised both in South Africa and internationally as an event of major political significance