Moses M. Kotane Collection

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This article was written by Max Rossiter and forms part of the SAHO Public History Internship. The Role of London in the Anti-Apartheid movement, specifically in relation to the SACP and...
Introduction Part One - South African Socialists and the radically-divided working class Document 1 - Keir Hardie, "Stoned in South Africa", 1907 Document 2 - Letter from the Cape Labour Party to...
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Part of the book South Africa's Freedom Struggle:  A collection of statements, speeches and documents written/given by Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo
Publication date: 1990
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From the book: Side by Side by Helen Joseph On 13 October 1962,1 became the first person in South Africa to be put under house arrest. The minister was "satisfied" that I was engaged...
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In the life of every nation, there arise men who leave an indelible and eternal stamp on the history of their peoples; men who are both products and makers of history. And when they pass they leave a...
Publication date: May 26, 1978
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Contents Economic Development and the Expansion of the African Working Class The Quiescence of Political Organisation in the 1930s Mass Spontaneity and the Radicalism of African Political...
Publication date: 1995
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When South Africa became a Republic, subversive elements intensified their attack on South Africa and her peoples. At this time Adv. Vorster per­formed a monumental task in combating communism in...
Publication date: 21 May 1962
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- The ANC’s operational strategic heritage, 1960-1975 The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. And just when they seem engaged in...
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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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- Prioritising armed struggle, January 1974 - June 1976 A struggle is made up of failures essentially. It’s true. You only win once, and that’s at the end. - Joe Slovo1 Introduction...
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NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AND MOURNING STAY AT HOME ON MONDAY, 26TH JUNE! A CALL TO THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN    The four leading organisations of the people in South Africa””...
Publication date: June 15, 1950
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Moses Kotane was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow at mid-day on Friday, May 26. His funeral was attended by a large crowd of mourners, comprising former colleagues in the Communist Party...
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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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INTRODUCTION This year, June 26, will mark the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of the "Campaign of Defiance of Unjust Laws," launched jointly by the African National Congress and...
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South African Communist Party 1934 For Africanisation of the Party Letter from Moses M Kotane in Cradock to Johannesburg District Party Committee dated February 23, 1934. Editorial Note: The...
Publication date: February 23
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From: The South African Communist Party In Exile 1963 - 1990 The history of the South African Communist Party (SACP), formed in 1921 as the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and subsequently...
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From the book: Johnny Gomas Voice of the working class: A political Biography by Doreen Musson The existence of a large number of unskilled and unemployed "poor whites" posed a...
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To freedom-loving people in South Africa this day is of great significance. Twenty-three years ago, late in December, Johannes Nkosi, one of the most gallant sons of South Africa, lost his life in...
Publication date: July 18, 1953
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From the book: Johnny Gomas Voice of the working class: A political Biography by Doreen Musson The decade after 1935 can quite justifiably be called a renaissance in the history of struggle by...
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[Introduction to biography of Moses Kotane by Brian Bunting] Moses Kotane was elected General Secretary of our Party in 1939, a post which he still occupies. There is perhaps no man who symbolises...
Publication date: JUNE 1975
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From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume Two 1943 - 1964, by Allison Drew Document 16 - Joint Sitting of the Executive Committees of the All-African Convention and...
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From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew The National Committee of the Non-European United Front of South Africa has considered its...
Publication date: 1939
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From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew The Conference was formally opened in the City Hall, on Saturday, 8th. April, 193S at...
Publication date: 10 April 1939
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From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew PLANS FOR 1944 "WE meet at a time when one of the most colossal struggles against...
Publication date: 1944
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The South African Communist Party is important in both the liberation history of South Africa of South Africa and the present-day government of the country. But its history remains largely shrouded...
Publication date: 1990
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The history of the South African Communist Party (SACP), formed in 1921 as the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and subsequently banned in 1950, has generated a very rich and...
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Publication date: September 2012
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Publisher: South African History Journal
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My first contact with Moses Kotane was in 1946, which was the beginning of a period of great political upheavals in our struggle, a period that was to prove most decisive in the general orientation...
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