South Africa, A brief history of the struggle

by U.S. Out of Southern Africa Network/PAM
New York, New York, United States
Undated, 1985?
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: BAMBATA REBELLION • BIRTH OF THE FREEDOM CHARTER • HERO'S DAY • The pamphlet says that, for centuries, the people of Africa have struggled against the white settlers who came to colonize, oppress, and dominate them. A number of African nations have fought for and won their independence; such countries as Angola, Mozambique, and Ethiopia through mass struggle have wrested their freedom away from the colonizers, notwithstanding immense pressures through embargoes, outright invasions, and attempted economic destabilization. The people of South Africa are still struggling against colonization; the African National Congress (ANC), which represents the aspirations of the overwhelming majority of the people, was founded in 1912 at a conference in Bloemfontein. The pamphlet discusses European settlement, Boers, the British, the Cape Western Plateau, oppression, demonstrations, strikes, passive resistance, King Edward VII, testimonies, petitions, white minority rule, the South African Act of Union, the British parliament, the South African white parliament, the Treaty of Vereeniging, the Anglo-Boer war, miners, the Industrial Workers of Africa, trade unions, the pass book, an anti-pass campaign led by the Bantu Women's League of South Africa, the ANC Women's League, the ANC Youth League, a general strike against all discriminatory laws and for full rights, the Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW), the apartheid system, self-determination, the racist South African government, the Sharpeville Massacre, Cliptown, the South African Indian Congress, the Coloured Peoples Organization, SACTU (South African Congress of Trade Unions), the Congress of Democrats, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), Oliver Tambo, guns, Vorster, Nelson Mandela, the Rivonia trial, sentenced to life in prison, the Soweto uprising, the South African liberation struggle, and the United Democratic Front (UDF). [Note: Bambata Rebellion is often spelled Bambatha Rebellion.]

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