"The Turning Points in History project has invited four leading academics to locate the primary document presented here ”” Nelson Mandela’s statement from prison on being offered conditional release ”” within its historical context. The four writers have each examined a different aspect of the period from the 1970s through to the beginning of negotiations in 1990..."



Chapter 1 - People, Politics and Ideology by Malegapuru William Makgoba

Chapter 2 - The Soweto Uprising of June 1976: A Turning Points Event by Phil Bonner

Chapter 3 - Politics and Consciousness in Cape Town Communities, 1980-1985 by Sean Field

Chapter 4 - The Township Uprising, September-November 1984 by Noor Nieftagodien