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Fund-raising: a revolutionary perspective

Working Paper by Godfrey Motsepe prepared for the African Ntional Congress National Fund Raising Workshop held in March 1986 at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College in Tanzania. Examines the nature and scope of fundraising and suggests types of fundraising initiatives.

An approach to the Democratic party

This article argues that the Democratic Party is a significant force over which the MDM can gain access and influence and the Democratic Partys election strategy and its decision over participation in the coloured and Indian houses remains an explosive situation. Incomplete document.

A contribution from the Lusaka Regional Committee to the discussion initiated by Comrade Motshabi's memorandum

The ANC Lusaka Regional Committee commenting on a memorandum by John Pule Motshabi entitled 'Comments and observations on the issues to be raised at the forthcoming consultative conference', dated December 1984 and dealing with tribalism and open membership.

Towards the reconstruction of South Africa: the constitutional dimension

Paper by Albie Sachs presented as the Third Annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture in Maputo, 27 September 1985. Considers whether the struggle against apartheid is a national liberation struggle, or a struggle for civil rights.

What is a nation

Discussion paper examining the term 'nation' and asking whether South Africa can be seen as a nation. Includes separate section on Language

Alternative Education

Paper by Jack Simons on alternative education. Outlines an alternative education system for South Africa.

The situation in Katlehong

In Katlehong the organisations in existence are ERAPO and Katlehong Youth League which has not affiliated to the United Democratic Front affiliates and other progressives.

Resistance politics will never be the same again...

Article by the United Democratic Front on the seven-month state of emergency, leaders who were in detention or had gone underground to avoid detention were re-emerging and the former are recovering slowly from the effects of lengthy incarceration.

The United Democratic Front and the crisis in South Africa in the 1980s

Summary of research proposal by Ineke van Kessel of the Department of Political and Historical Studies, African Studies Centre in Leiden. This research concentrates on the United Democratic Front and the crisis in South Africa in the 1980s.

State of emergency

Article by the United Democratic Front discussing the state of emergency.

The preliminary nature of the Constitutional document

Paper covering rights and duties attached to property and rights to education, power-sharing and rights of minorities, reconciling freedom of speech, organisation and electoral activity with the need to combat the dissemination of racial and tribal hatred, devising an electoral system that will e

The 70th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917: an appreciation

Paper by Jack Simons on the Russian Revolution.

"Power-sharing" Apartheid style: a critical analysis of the Botha regime's current political strategy

Paper on power-sharing and the apartheid government from the Centre for African Studies in Maputo, Mozambique. Argues that it is projecting a reformist image.

Models of work with cadres within the National Liberation Movement

Paper by Sherry Mclean, presented at the ANC Seminar on Social Welfare, in Lusaka, Zambia, July 1988. Suggests ways in which social problems can be overcome, such as community work, group work, counselling, confidentiality and training.

Defend, consolidate and advance the Front

An article on defend, consolidate and advance the Front which is divided in five topics such as National democratic struggle and the front approach, broadening the front, the United Democratic Front and political centre, the United Front and the state of emergency and the way forward.

The October 26 Municipal elections: the people demand universal adult suffrage

ANC Department of Political Education briefing on the October 26 municipal elections in South Africa. Covers the government's strategy and the popular response, and the election results and their implications.

ANC lines up a new constitution for South Africa

South Africa declares that the elimanation of apartheid and the creation of a truly just and democratic South Africa requires a constitution based on various principles eg. state, franchise, national identity etc.

Obstacles to free and fair elections in Namibia

UN Resolution 435, which provided for free and fair elections in Namibia, was implemented on 1 April 1989. A Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and a UN Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) were responsible for the supervision and control of this process .

Towards a mixed economy in South African agriculture

Paper by Mashiphula Mbongwa and Kgotoki Nhlapo-Lewis entitled "Towards a mixed economy in South African agriculture" prepared for a meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe in April-May 1989.

Renewed fighting in April

On April 1 1989, the start of the implementation of Resolution 435, clashes between Swapo guerillas and South African security forces broke out in northern Namibia . For nine days the most intense fighting in the history of the border war raged along the 300 km frontier .

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