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The African National Congress and the Natal Indian Congress appeals to the African and Indian people of Durban to do everything in their power to prevent any further disturbances of the like which...
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MONDAY 26TH JUNE NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AND MOURNING PICTURE PEOPLE'S LEADERS AT DURBAN PROTEST MEETING OF 20,000 PEOPLE ON 28TH MAY 1950. OUR LEADERS APPEAL: MONDAY, 26th JUNE will be...
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Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Sons and daughters of Africa: On behalf of the Executive Committee of the African National Congress, I have great pleasure in submitting to you, for your approval and...
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It gives me great joy to see so many of you gathered on this, another memorable occasion of the conference of the African National Congress. I am happy to welcome you all. You show that you have...
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Document 25a. "Presidential Address" by Dr. A.B. Xuma Fellow Countrymen, If you may ever need comfort, courage and inspiration for the difficult yet manly task I am going to urge you to assume...
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Until the Provinces send in their statistics showing their numerical and their financial strength, the Executive Report will always be found wanting. No Province has been able to fulfil this...
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1/41 WOMEN'S SECTION: That this Conference recommends to the parent body the necessity of reviving the women's section of the Congress in terms of the provision of the Constitution. Further that...
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The general preface to the three volumes of From Protest to Challenge, which appeared in Volume I, noted that these bulky volumes provided only a selection of the rich materials that should be used...
Primary responsibility for the selection of documentary material and the accompanying text for Volume I and for Part I of Volume II was undertaken by Dr. Sheridan Johns III, of Duke University. He is...
Edited by Thomas Karis and Gwendolen M. Carter Volume 2 Hope and Challenge 1935-1952 by Thomas Karis Hoover Institution Press Stanford University Stanford, California The Hoover Institution on War...
In the following documents inconsistency may occur in punctuation, format, spelling of certain words and proper names, and manner of speech. Because we believe that these variations enhance rather...
1935 May, Joint Select Committee of Parliament tables the Representation of Natives Bill and the Native Trust and Land Bill October, Italy attacks Ethiopia December, Coloured radicals form...
29a. Constitution of the ANC 1. NAME: The name of the organisation shall be the African National Congress. 2. OBJECTS: The aims of the Congress shall be: (a) To protect and advance the interest of...
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In the preparation of the introductory essays in this volume, heavy reliance has been placed on the documents collected by the editors and the interviews con­ducted by them inside and outside South...
Document 70a. Minutes, signed by C. M. Kobus [of the AAC], Recording Secretary A meeting of the above committees was held in the Board-room at the Batho Location, Bloemfontein, on Sunday morning...
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PREFACE In the following pages the reader will find what has been termed "Bill of Rights" and "The Atlantic Charter from the African's Point of View." This document was drawn...
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WE HERE ASSEMBLED, the elected representatives of the African, Indian and Coloured people of the Transvaal and Orange Free State, represent people in all walks of life, of all political creeds and...
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THE CHALLENGE My friends and countrymen, let us now admit, both publicly and in our conscience, that Parliament and the white people of South Africa have disowned us, flirted and trifled with our...
Publication date: 1936
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I NAME: The name of the Organisation shall be "African National Congress Youth League" hereinafter d: C.Y.L. II AIMS: (a) To arouse and encourage national consciousness and unity among African...
Publication date: 1944
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The African National Congress Youth League established in April 1944 aims inter alia:— (a) At rallying and uniting African youth into one national Front on the basis of African Nationalism; (...
Publication date: 1948
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THIS is a declaration to the people of South Africa. Five years ago we sent a declaration to the nations of the world (not to be confused with their Governments) informing them of the Nazi-like...
Publication date: April 1951
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The coming General Election for white South Africa for the election of Europeans only and voted for by a white electorate, in the main emphasises the anomalous idea of democracy in South Africa....
Publication date: April 5, 1948
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APRIL 6: PEOPLE'S PROTEST DAY The African National Congress has served notice on the Government that the Non-European people can no longer go on tolerating the ill-treatment they suffer in the land...
Publication date: April 6
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The Union Government has taken ten years (1925-1935) to evolve its "Native Bills" that are intended to be a permanent model for ruling its subject non-White peoples in the Union and the prospective...
Publication date: August 1935
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The African National Congress is the mouth-piece of the African people of the Union of South Africa. It stands for racial unity and mutual helpfulness and for the improvement of the African people,...
Publication date: August 1941
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The African Mine Workers have risen in revolt against the most brutal, callous and inhuman exploitation of man by man in the history of mankind. Their struggle is a challenge to the whole economic...
Publication date: August 1946
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Sir, I must first apologise for replying so late. My reasons are as follows: 1. I have not been well of late. 2. I had to have detailed consultations with the National Executive of the Youth...
Publication date: August 24, 1948
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When a man finds that he has taken the wrong road and is heading for an abyss, he turns and tries to find the right road. The same happens in the life of a people. Eight years ago, we, the African...
Publication date: August 26, 1943
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A. THURSDAY 3 P.M., 16TH DECEMBER, 1948. 1. ATTENDANCE: One hundred and sixteen delegates represented the African National Congress and about thirty delegates the All-African Convention. Well over...
Publication date: December 16-17, 1948
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1) Congress congratulates the delegates of India, China and the Soviet Union and all other countries who championed the cause of democratic rights for the oppressed non-European majority in South...
Publication date: December 14-17, 1946
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1. LET US PRAY FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:- Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee that thou hast permitted us to meet here in Conference. Pour into our hearts Thine Holy Spirit, so that by...
Publication date: December 15, 1949
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11 a.m. DEVOTIONAL OPENING AND NATIONAL SERVICE A Telegram was read from the Senior Chaplain Revd. A. S. Mtimkulu apolo­gising for his absence and asking the Revd. J. A. Calata to act for him...
Publication date: December 15-17, 1940
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INTRODUCTION: 1. The year 1950 was a turning point in the political history of the African people in this country. It was marked by a number of events which took place from the beginning of the...
Publication date: December 15-17, 1950
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(1) THE FRANCHISE BILL On Clause 1 of the Representation of Natives Bill, the following Resolution was moved by Mr. H. Selby Msimang (Transvaal), seconded by Rev. A. Mtimkulu (Natal), that:- (...
Publication date: December 15-18, 1935
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1. This conference of the African National Congress respectfully requests the Union Government to repeal all differential legislation so that the African is ruled under the General laws of the...
Publication date: December 15-18, 1939.
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1. Conference opened at 10:10 a.m. on the 15th December, 1949. In the absence of the Senior Chaplain the Speaker, Cr. R. V. Selope Thema, called upon Rev. J. A. Calata to lead devotions. 2. The...
Publication date: December 15-19, 1949
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I must admit at the outset that when we first met in this hall six years ago, we and our people, who looked spell-bound at Convention, were full of great hopes for the future of this Assembly. In...
Publication date: December 16, 1941
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The fundamental principles of the programme of action of the African Nation­al Congress are inspired by the desire to achieve National freedom. By National freedom we mean freedom from White...
Publication date: December 17, 1949
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1. Segregation: (a) Segregation in all its forms is to be opposed. (b) All Colour-Bar laws are to be fought. (c) Africans demand the freedom to organise trade-unions, unemployed councils, the...
Publication date: December 1937
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Preamble: Whereas it is expedient in view of the situation created by the "Native" Policy of segregation, discrimination and other repressive measures definitely adopted by the Government and...
Publication date: December 1937
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From the very beginning it was obvious that some of the Congress delegates had no genuine desire for unity. They had to pretend they wanted unity because the masses wanted unity, and they did not...
Publication date: December 1949
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The year 1952 is about to end. It ends when the A.N.C. in the Cape Province has made tremendous and remarkable strides in the organisation of the African people, in the rural and urban areas and...
Publication date: December 1952
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This, the first Conference of the Society of Young Africa, 's in my opinion no ordinary conference. It is a historical landmark in the arduous road that the Non-Europeans must travel in order to...
Publication date: December 20, 1951
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1/42 ATLANTIC CHARTER. That this Congress gives the President General power to appoint a committee to go into the question of the Atlantic Charter and to draft the Bill of Rights to be presented...
Publication date: December 20-22, 1942
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Whereas the All-African Convention, held at Bloemfontein on December 16, 1935, had resolved that it was opposed to the abolition of the Cape Native Franchise and had reiterated its firm conviction...
Publication date: February 15, 1936
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SATURDAY - 1st FEB. 1947, 8 P.M. PRESENT: Dr. A.B. Xuma (in the chair) Messrs. J.B. Marks, C.S. Ramohanoe, R.G. Baloyi, J.E. Malepe, L.K. Ntlabati, A.M. Lembede, S.P. Sesedi, A.P. Mda, Mrs. A.M....
Publication date: February 1-2, 1947
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Sir, We, the undersigned, have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 29th January, 1952. The National Executive of the African National Congress, at a special con­ference...
Publication date: February 11, 1952
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a) The Philosophical Basis: This can be stated by quoting the words of a famous American writer, Thompson, "The materialistic conception of History that conceives of Man as essentially an...
Publication date: February 1945
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