Stephen Bantu Biko Collection

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It was early in the October 1977 morning that they came. Ironically, they came on the morning of the Hindu festival of lights called Diwali, celebrating justice over injustice, light over darkness...
Author: Prithiraj Dullay
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Thirty years ago in 1977 the beast of Apartheid snuffed out the life of one of the greatest thinkers in the liberation pantheon of South Africa: Steve Biko. He was too much of a threat to the rotten...
Author: Prithiraj Dullay
Publication date: 08 Sept 2008
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We are currently in the continent of Africa. The country located furthest south is called South Africa. It is the year 1948. A law promoting Apartheid has just been passed. A majority of the country’...
Author: Jonathan Ansumana
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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...
Publication date: 2007
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The editor of the Daily Dispatch, Donald Woods, had become increasingly concerned about the future of South Africa – more and more he left the day-to-day running of the newspaper to his staff, as he...
Publication date: 6 September 2012
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We meet here today to commemorate the death of an outstanding young South African patriot, Stephen Bantu Biko. The bloody decade of the 1970s in our country, which included the Soweto Uprising of...
Publication date: 12 September 2007
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
Steve Biko was not alone in forging the Black Consciousness Movement, he was nevertheless its most prominent leader, who with others guided the movement of student discontent into a political force...
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Steve Biko was the number forty sixth person to die in security police detention in South Africa. And for the first time, the inquest revealed full and horryfying details of how political detainees...
Publication date: 1978
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Publication date: 8 September 2014
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    TODAY marks the 35th anniversary of the murder of black consciousness leader, Bantu Stephen Biko. Arrested a healthy man on August 18 1977, he died three weeks later as a result of...
Publication date: 12 September 2012
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Publication date: 9 September 2014
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Publication date: 9 September 2014
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"The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves." Letter to SRC Presidents, I...
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Publication date: 12 September 2014
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This pamphlet exemplifies a moderate strand of opposition to the pass laws in the 1930s from the African elite and some white allies.
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Publication date: 08 September 2014
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Publication date: February 1973
Archive Type: Newspaper clippings
Publisher: The Black Sash
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Publication date: 17 September 2014
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Publication date: 1977
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Publication date: 1959
Archive Type: Newspaper clippings
Publisher: The Black Sash
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Publication date: July 1987
Archive Type: Newspaper clippings
Publisher: Grassroots
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Published in South African Historical Journal Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: Michigan State University, USA Online publication date: 25 May...
Publication date: 25 May 2010
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Publisher: South African Historical Journal
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Publication date: March 1956
Archive Type: Newspaper clippings
Publisher: Liberation
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Ntsiki Biko and members of the Biko family; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen, We are gathered here to pay homage to one of the greatest sons of our nation, Stephen Bantu Biko. His hope...
Publication date: 12 September 1997
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Publication date: 8 September 2014
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Publication date: 17 September 2014
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I’ve been trying to understand what’s happening at my alma mater and employer for over 40 years, the University of Cape Town (UCT). Part of this endeavour involved exploring the history...
Author: Tim Crowe
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