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Introduction The decade of the 1950s was a decade of turmoil in South Africa. In the urban areas, a strong alliance was being forged between racially oppressed groups and sympathetic whites. As a...
Programme Director, The Family of Comrade Peter Mokaba, ANC Youth League President, Cde Julius Malema, National Executive Committee of the ANC Youth League, Limpopo ANC Chairperson Cde Cassel...
Publication date: 6 June 2010
Good evening Comrades, Ladies and gentlemen Once more, let me extend my gratitude to the Wits leadership of the African National Congress Youth League for inviting us. The invitation is even more...
Publication date: 25 July 2013
Programme Director, The Premier of the Eastern Cape, Nosimo Balindlela, Members of Parliament and the Provincial Legislature, The Honourable Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Nceba Faku,...
Publication date: 6 November 2004
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Honourable Ministers, Premiers, Deputy Ministers, MECs and Mayors, Honourable Leaders of political parties represented in Parliament, Heads of Chapter 9...
Publication date: 27 April 2011
“We cannot keep digressing and hiding behind the truth, saying ‘It’ll work someday’. There’s no such thing. If we have to change things, let’s change them radically now.” – Ray Phiri You can’t...
On behalf of the South African Youth Congress, whose leadership is working under most precarious conditions inside South Africa, I should like most sincerely to thank the Committee for affording us...
Publication date: 16 June 1989
Last night, the people of South Africa and the rest of the world were treated to an arrogant reaffirmation by P.W. Botha that the apartheid system will continue unchanged. At a time when every...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 16 August 1985
Compatriots, Forty eight hours ago P.W. Botha announced a state of emergency affecting the Eastern Cape, the Witwatersrand and the Vaal Triangle. Already in these areas many people have been...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 22 July 1985
Mr. Chairman,  Honourable Heads of State and Government,  Distinguished Leaders of Delegations,  Excellencies, On behalf of the National Executive Committee of the African...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 19 July 1985
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Let the fortieth anniversary of the victory over fascism inspire and mobilise the world youth for Peace, Freedom and Justice. We count on your continued support to bring to fruition the ideas...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: July 1985
Question: The ANC lays great emphasis on unity. How do you see the question of unity with such groups as PAC and other small groupings inside South Africa? TAMBO: The ANC has always encouraged the...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 25 June 1985
1. NAME: The name of the organisation shall be the African National Congress hereinafter referred to as the "Congress". 2. AIMS AND OBJECTS: The aims and objects of the Congress shall be: To...
Publication date: January 1958
The Second National Consultative Conference of the ANC has taken place. It opened on June 16th, the ninth anniversary of the Soweto uprising of 1976 and closed on the 23rd. We had originally planned...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 25 June 1985
Comrade Chairman,  Comrades, Delegates, This day, the opening of the National Consultative Conference of the ANC, is a great and moving moment in the history of our struggle for national...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: June 1985
Question: In the January 8 statement of the National Executive Committee this year, prominent mention is given to the cultural field. How would you briefly define culture and the task of the artist...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: January 1985
Compatriots, A new year has begun, bringing with it fresh hopes and new challenges. I am sure that I express our collective conviction when I say that during this decade, each year has brought us...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 8 January 1985
The delegation of the African National Congress is very happy to have participated in the 20th Summit meeting of the OAU which in our view, will go down as one of the most successful in the history...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 16 November 1984
The President of the NUM, Comrade Senzeni Zokwana, The General Secretary of the NUM, Gwede Mantashe, The President of COSATU, Comrade Willie Madisha, The entire leadership of the Alliance, Comrades...
Publication date: 24 May 2006
CHENGIAH “ROGERS” RAGAVEN was an arts student at the University of Natal “Non-European” Section and became a close friend of Steve Biko. He was elected president of the university’s first black...

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Rose Sonto describes student organizing in his high school in Malteno, in the Eastern Cape, in 1969, well before the Soweto Uprising of 1976. The main political influence on him at that time was the Black Consciousness Movement.

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