Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter Collection

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From: Freedom Fighter and Humanist by Denis Goldberg
Archive Type: Book chapter
For over two hundred and fifty years the African people fought wars of resistance against the European invaders in defence of their motherland - South Africa. Despite their heroism, courage and...
Publication date: 26 April 1969
Archive Type: Official Document - Conference Paper
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Yellow, black and white poster. Issued by the T.I.C. Artwork of workers and a mother and child in front of houses and industry. Flag with dates - 30 years - 1955 - 1985. Fist clenching a spanner in...
Publication date: 1985-00-00
Archive Type: Poster

From the book: My Spirit Is Not Banned by Frances Baard and Barbie Schreiner There were such a lot of things happening at that time, and some very good things too. In 1955 a very great thing...
Archive Type: Articles

INTRODUCTION The expansion of white settlement and the development of white economic interests in southern Africa during the past two hundred years have depended largely upon an availability of...
Archive Type: Articles

From the book: A Documentary History of Indian South Africans edited by Surendra Bhana and Bridglal Pachai The African National Congress, the S.A. Indian Congress,, the S.A. Coloured People'...
Archive Type: Book chapter

A Marxist critique of the Freedom Charter The first fundamental flaw of the Freedom Charter is that it is based on the assumption that in the current period there can be a purely national...
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The South African state saw in the campaign for the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter an act of treason. Consequently, on the early morning of 5 December 1956, and some days later, one...
Publication date: 1995
Archive Type: Book chapter

We, the People of South Africa, declare for all our country and the world to know: That South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white, and that no government can justly claim...
Archive Type: Articles

A message from Dr. Y. M. Dadoo to the Indian people Brothers and Sisters The struggle against apartheid and for Freedom has entered a newdecisive phase. Freedom-fighters, combat units, well-trained...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Umtata, 8 January 2005 Compatriots and comrades, On the occasion of the 93rd anniversary of the African National Congress, January 8th 2005, we extend our greetings and best wishes to you, the...
Publication date: January 8, 2005
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
Description: January 8th Statements -Statement of the National Executive Committee on the occasion of the 93th Anniversary of the ANC - 8 January 2005

Publication date: 30 June 1956
Archive Type: Articles

Twenty thousand brave women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956 protesting the apartheid pass laws. (Image: Randburgsun) Image source South Africans celebrate Women's Month by...
Publication date: 19 August 2014
Archive Type: Articles

Publication date: 14 August, 2014
Archive Type: Articles
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The sooner the ANC starts to accept that the charter has shortcomings, the sooner it will really be able to reclaim its virtues Image source The thing about constitutions is they can be amended....
Publication date: 18 March 2015
Archive Type: Articles

An unpublished paper by E. S. Reddy May 1985 The South African "Freedom Charter" - whose thirtieth anniversary will be observed this year - was adopted at the "Congress of the People" held in...
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8 January 2015, Cape Town, Western Cape Comrades, Compatriots and Friends, We are celebrating 103 years of the existence of the African National Congress. We are the ANC of John Langalibalele Dube...
Publication date: 8 January 2015
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
Description: January 8th Statements - Statement of the National Executive Committee on the occasion of the 103th Anniversary of the ANC by Jacob Zuma

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Archive Type: Book chapter

c c BBC The issue of land ownership in South Africa has been on the minds of millions of Africans for many decades, some with no place to bury their dead while being surrounded by luxurious...
Publication date: 26 February 2015
Archive Type: Articles

Tomorrow will mark 57 years since the Freedom Charter was adopted in Kliptown way back in 1955. The Charter has been consistently in the news because it is invoked by “radicals” as the...
Publication date: 25 Jun 2012
Archive Type: Articles

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National Democratic Revolution, Part 6 Congress of the People, Kliptown Image source Congress Call This post is about the preparations, from 1953 onwards, for the 1955 Congress of the People (...
Publication date: 29 July 2014
Archive Type: Articles

Historians neglect the role of African nationalism and black consciousness in SA's freedom struggle. Image source The historiography of the liberation struggle in the era of mass mobilisation is...
Publication date: 03 July 2015
Archive Type: Articles

Freedom Charter discourse promotes provocative debate The Freedom Charter is the statement of core principles of the South African Congress Alliance, which consisted of the ANC and its allies...
Publication date: 29 April 2013
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Director of the programme Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and all ANC Officials, ANC NEC members, Vice-President of COSATU and the Leadership of the ANC, SACP, COSATU and SANCO at all levels...
Publication date: 26 June 2015
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

June 25 and 26 1955 are dates indelibly impressed on the minds and hearts of every Congress member who was active at the time. They are the dates of the Congress of the People which was held at...
Publication date: 30 June 1980
Archive Type: Articles

In 1994 the ANC had an opportunity to implement the freedom charter and indeed Mandela implemented the freedom charter. That is why today we are free with opportunities to study and become what we...
Publication date: 14 November 2013
Archive Type: Articles

THE present ANC is not 100 years old. It abandoned the fundamental objectives of the original 1912 ANC more than 50 years ago. In 1955, a section of the 1912 ANC leadership was captured by a section...
Publication date: 2 February 2012
Archive Type: Articles