South Africa’s Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume Two 1943 - 1964, by Allison Drew

Introduction

Introduction

Part 1 - Building The National Movement

Document 1 - Harry Snitcher , Unite Against Segregation! Condemn the C.A.C. [1943]

Document 2 - Against the C.A.D. for Full Democratic Rights [1943]

Document 3 - National Anti-CAD Conference Agenda, Oddfellows Hall, Hope Street, Cape Town, Saturday, 29 May [1943]

Document 4 - B.M. Kies "The Background of Segregation", Address delivered to the National Anti-CAD Conference, 29 May 1943

Document 5 - Johannesburg Anti-CAD Committee, Bulletin Number One [1943]

Document 6 - Report of Delegation to All-African Convention and Unify Conference 16-17 December 1943. Presented to 2nd National Anti-CAD Conference, 4-5 January 1944

Document 7 - Draft declaration of unity provisionally adopted at Unity Conference, Bloemfontein, 17 December 1943

Document 8 - The Ten-Point Programme [1943]

Document 9 - Report of the proceedings of the Second National Anti-CAD Conference held at Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Cape Town, 4-5 January 1944

Document 10 - Y. M. Dadoo , "The Non-European Unity", Freedom, 4,1, February 1945

Document 11 - Peter Meissenheimer, "Smuts' Anti-Indian Bill: Economic Sanctions or Non-European Unity?" Workers' Voice, April 1946

Document 12 - Non-European Unity Movement. Resolutions passed at 6th National Unity Conference, Cape Town, 29, 30 and 31 March 1948

Document 13 - Sarah Mokone [Victor Wessels] "The T.A.R.C.", Majority Rule : Some Notes. Chapter XIX

Document 14 - "Short History of Betrayal", Freedom , New Series, 1, 5, 1 November 1948

Document 15 - "Ruth First , "Progress in Unity Talks: African Organisations Agree Principle", The Guardian , 23 December 1948

Document 16 - Joint Sitting of the Executive Committees of the All-African Convention and the African National Congress, 17 April 1949

Document 17 - Letter from I. B. Tabata to Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe , 13 August 1949

Document 18 - Letter from C. I. R. Fortein to John Gomas, 29 April 1950

Document 19 - K. A. Jordaan, "The T.A.R.C. Debacle", Discussion, 1,1 [June 1950]

Document 20 - F. Carneson, "The Franchise Action Committee”, Discussion, 1, 3, June 1951

Document 21 - E.L. Maurice, "The RÁ´le of the Non-European Teacher in the Liberatory Movement", Discussion, 1, 5, June 1952

Document 22 - Report of the first National Conference of Women held in the Trades Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 April 1954

Document 23 - The Freedom Charter adopted at the Congress of the People at Kliptown, Johannesburg on 25 and 26 June 1955

Document 24 - “Wreckers at Work", (Editorial), Liberation. 18, April 1956

Document 25 - Letter from E. R. Roux to John Gomas, 23 July 1956

Document 26 - Letter from Patrick Duncan to John Gomas, 3 October 1956

Document 27 - Letter from John Gomas to The Editor, New Age, 15 October 1956

Document 28 - Brian Bunting, "Problems of the Multi-Racial Conference", Liberation, 28, November 1957

Document 29 - Kenneth Hendrickse, "The Opposition in Congress", The Citizen 3, 3, 4 March 1958

Document 30 - W. M. Tsotsi, "Presidential Address to the All-African Convention Conference", Edendale, 14 to 16 December 1958

Document 31 - S.O.Y.A. National Executive Committee, The Maritzburg Conferences and the Tasks of the Immediate Future, 31 May 1959

Document 32 - Babeuf [K. A. Jordaan], "A History of the Franchise in S. Africa”, Workers' Voice, 5, 5, September 1946

Document 33 - "Views on Boycott: Majority Support at Emergency Conference", The Guardian, 12 June 1947

Document 34 - "Moses M. Kotane, "Boycott of Elections under the 'Representation of Native Act'", Freedom, 6, 5. September-October 1947

Document 35 - "New Tactics Proposed for N.R.C. Boycott: Xuma's Address to African Congress", The Guardian, 18 December 1947

Document 36 - "“N.R.C. Boycott Campaign to be intensified", The Guardian, 18 December 1947

Document 37 - “Communist Election Policy Defined: National Conference Decision", The Guardian, 8 January 1948

Document 38 - “I.B. Tabata, The Boycott as Weapon of Struggle 9, June 1952

Document 39 - “Walter Sisulu, "Boycott as a Political Weapon", Liberation, 23, February 1957

Document 40 - Anti-CAD, Why You Should Not Vote [1958]

Document 41 - John Gomas, Separate Representation ”””” Our Damnation [1958]

Document 42 - “Boycott the Dummy Elections: 2 000 Demonstrate AT Mass Rally", The Torch , National Edition, 1 April 1958

Document 43 - 'Oppositionists in Congress Attack C.O.D. Against Participation in Racial Elections", The Citizen, 3, 3, 4 March 1958

Document 44 - "The Revolt of the Women", The Soyan, December 1959

Document 45 - Ray Alexander, "Trade Unionism in South Africa", Discussion, 1, 6, 1952

Document 46 - D. Tloome, "The Origin and Development of Non-European Trade Unions", lecture delivered to the Johannesburg Discussion Club on 27 February 1953, Viewpoints and Perspectives. L 1,21 February 1953

Document 47 - "Answer to Government's Apartheid Unions", The Citizen. 1 3, 30 April 1956

Document 48 - “The Anti-C.A.D. and the Trade Unions", The Torch, 1 April 1958

Document 49 - ”The Stay-Home Call: Why did it fail?". Congress Voice, issued by Emergency Committee of the A.N.C., 2, 2, May 1960

Document 50 - Socialist League of Africa , "South Africa: Ten Years of the Stay-at-Home", International Socialism, 5, Summer 1961

Part Two - The National Question

Document 51 - W. P. van Schoor, "The Origin and Development of Segregation in South Africa A. J. Abrahamse Memorial Lecture, Cathedral Hall, Cape Town, 5 October 1950

Document 52 - LA. Jordaan, "A Critique of Mr. W. P. van Schoor's.The Origin and Development of Segregation in South Africa" Discussion, 1, 3, June 1951

Document 53 - M. Harmel, "Observations on Certain Aspects of Imperialism in South Africa", Viewpoints and Perspectives, 1, 3, February 1954

Document 54 - K. A. Jordaan, "What are the National Groups in South Africa? A Contribution to the Symposium", Forum Club, Cape Town, May 1954

Document 55 - H, J. Simons' 14 , "Nationalisms in South Africa", Forum Club, Cape Town, May 1954

Document 56 - Thomas Ngwenya, "What are the National Groups in South Africa?" Forum Club, Cape Town, May 1954

Document 57 - Lionel Forman, "Self-Determination in South Africa: A Contribution to Discussion", Liberation, 37, July 1959

Document 58 - Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, "The Opening Address at the Africanist Inaugural Convention", 4 April 1959 [”¦.]

Part Three - The Agrarian Question

Document 59 - Letter from Ruth First to The Secretary, South African Institute of Race Relations', 17 August 1944

Document 60 - Letter from J. D. Rheinallt Jones to Ruth First, 31 August 1944

Document 61 - A. Mon [M. N. Averbach] 4 , "A Comment on Trotsky's Letter to S.A.", Worker's Voice, 1, 3, July 1945 [”¦]

Document 62 - Tabata, The Rehabilitation Scheme: A new Fraud, December 1945

Document 63 - Letter from the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Libode, to the Chief Magistrate, Umtata, 8 February 1947

Document 64 - Progressive Forum 6 , Johannesburg [June 1950]

Document 65 - Z. Sanders (Zena Susser), "Aspects of the Rural Problem in South Africa", lecture delivered to the Johannesburg Discussion Club on 1 December 1952, Viewpoints and Perspectives, 1, 1, 21 February 1953 [....]

Document 66 - Hosea Jaffe , "The First Ten Years of the Non-European Unity Movement", Excerpts from a lecture delivered to the Cape Flats Educational Fellowship, December 1953

Document 67 - K. A. Jordaan, "The Land Question in South Africa", Points of View, 1, 1, October 1959 [....]

Part Four - The Turn to Armed Struggle

Document 68 - Ben Turok, The Pondo Revolt [c. 1960]

Document 69 - We Must Learn New Methods of Work", Congress Voice, issued by the Emergency Committee of the A.N.C., 2, 2, May 1960

Document 70 - South Africa: An Analysis of the Political Situation in South Africa and the Nature of the Struggle for Liberation [late 1961]

Document 71 - National Committee for Liberation, Announcement [20 December 1961]

Document 72 - “A landmark in South Africa's History: The Sixth National Conference of the South African Communist Party", International Bulletin, no. 4, December 1962

Document 73 - “"Revolution?", Assegai, no. 2, March 1963

Document 74 - "The Peasants' Struggle", Assegai, no. 2, March 1963

Document 75 - APDUSA and the nation, June 11,1963 [”¦]

Document 76 - The Speakers' Notes - A Brief Course on the Training of Organisers [Document found by the police during the Rivonia raid of 11 July 1963]

Document 77 - Yu Chi Chan Club , Pamphlet No. II: The Conquest of Power in South Africa [1963]

Document 78 - Memorandum from the Pan-Africanist Congress of South Africa [c. July/August 1963]

Document 79 - African Resistance Movement, Announcement [1964]

 

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