History of Women’s struggle in South Africa collection

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The involvement of women in liberation struggle tends to attract controversy. This relates mainly to the extent and character of women's participation. Some suggest that their activity merely...
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Reaction Takes the Offensive After the first attempted march on Johannesburg on 4 August, and the partial stay-at-home which kept at least 60 per cent of the labour force away from work, the SSRC...
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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...
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To understand what the Women's liberation movement today represents, we must understand the general situation, which is developing in the Western world. Western democracy is faced with a general...
Author: Zanele Dhlamini (Mbeki)
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This book tells the story of Frances Baard, a black South African woman who was a trade unionist, political activist and a women's leader both in the Eastern Cape and in national campaigns. It...
In the year, 2000, four young oral historians interviewed fourteen women who participated in the 1956 March. Here are extracts from three interviews (Q: Indicates interviewer's question)...
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From the book: My Spirit Is Not Banned by Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner One day when I got up to go to work it was very cold, and it was raining outside. It was in the middle of June, in...
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From the book: My Spirit Is Not Banned by Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner All this time there was still this thing of passes for women going on, and the women still protesting. Quite soon...
From the book: My Spirit Is Not Banned by Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner The struggle continues 'I don't know what you mean by "tired". I can't give up because the...
Author: Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner
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From the book: My Spirit Is Not Banned by Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner When I got to court they said, 'Eh, you will be very surprised to see who is going to give evidence against you...

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