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A resolution against the use of Afrikaans is taken during SASM conference in Roodepoort

Friday, 28 May 1976
On 28 May 1976, the South African Student Movement (SASM) held a conference in Roodepoort. During the conference Aubrey Mokoena, a member of the Black People's Convention (BPC) and the Black Parents Association (BPA), delivered a speech about Black Consciousness, in which he raised the issue of Afrikaans. Student delegates passed a resolution, proposed by V. Ngema and seconded by T. ..
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