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1. A critical look at the role of the Muslim Judicial Council in the struggle for liberation in South Africa from 1960 to 1994
Creator
Rabia Pandy
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Theses 
Date
1994-00-00  
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An extended research paper presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for B.A.(Honours) Degree in History at the University of Cape Town. The aim of this essay is to examine the role of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. It will firstly place the study in a theoretical frame which will be followed by a historical tour into the background and formation of the Muslim Judicial Council, its aims, objectives, policy and programme. A section on the MJC's involvement and its responses to Apartheid policies will then follow. The MJC's alignment into the political spectrum will be investigated. The remaining chapters will look at the main objective of this study - to examine the MJC's role in the various stages of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa emphasising highly politicised events such as the 1976 Uprising, 1985-1986 Mass Mobilisation, 1989-1990 Defiance Campaign, inter alia.
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2. A mapping of the KwaZulu Natal political conflict with reference to Inkatha (1990-1993)
Creator
Richard Nkomzwayo
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Date
2002-01-00  
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Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree magister philosophiae in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Port Elizabeth. The Black political participation in South Africa has experienced many challenges whether under the then restrictive apartheid rule or under the new democratic rule. Because of its very nature, Black political participation is a source of ongoing conflict and is in a constant state of change that has a deep impact on behaviour and on society as a whole. This study analyse and show the role played by Inkatha and its relationship with other actors from 1990 to 1993 in order to avoid a repetition of conflict and violence.
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3. A study of Inkatha Yesizwe's approach to the youth, with specific reference to the Movement's Youth Brigade
Creator
Peta-Ann Teague
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Theses 
Date
1983-00-00  
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A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Town, in partial fulfillment for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Honours. This dissertation is an attempt to provide some insight into the Inkatha Youth Brigade, which constitutes approximately half the movement's total membership. Note that some pages are not clearly legible and page 62 is missing.
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4. A study of the theoretical aspects of ANC mobilisational methods in the Eastern Cape Townships of Cradock and Port Alfred, 1980-1988
Creator
Philip Powell
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Theses 
Date
1991-05-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Magister Artium in National Strategy in the Faculty of Arts at the Rand Afrikaans University.This dissertation investigates theoretical aspects of the mobilisational of the African National Congress and its surrogate organisations within the context of the development of their strategic doctrine and utilises the townships of Port Alfred and Cradock as examples. The study focuses on the mechanisms utilised by the African National Congress to mobilise support for its programme during the period 1980-1988.
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5. Africans in Cape Town: state policy and popular resistance, 1936-73
Creator
B Kinkead-Weekes
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Theses 
Date
1992-12-00  
Description
Thesis presented for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of History in the University of Cape Town. The study focusses on Cape Town's black African population, tracing the development of regional 'native' later 'Bantu' policy, as well as the escalating organised resistance which arose in response. The study relies as far as possible on archival sources to disaggregate these themes. On this basis, it provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of policy with regard to influx control, squatter control and residential segregation in the local context.
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6. An investigation into the effect of race and politics on the development of South African sport (1970-1979)
Creator
Paul Gerard Anderson
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Date
1979-12-00  
Description
Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) at the University of Stellenbosch. This thesis includes chapters on sport, politics and race: South Africa; South Africa a historical political overview; Early developments of white and non-white sport in South Africa to 1950; A synopsis of the development of white and non-white sport in South Africa and the influence of politics to 1970; The multi-national sports concept; The demand for non-racial and normal sport; Legislation and South African sport; The anti-apartheid sports movements and South Africa's sport development. The non-racial sports movements in South Africa and the South African council on sport; The Afrikaner broederbond developments in South African sport.
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7. Apartheid under siege, 1984-1988: actions and reactions
Creator
Jan-Adriaan Stemment
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Theses 
Date
2002-11-00  
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Thesis submitted to fulfil the requirements for the Degree Philosophiae Doctor in the Faculty of Humanitie (Department of History) at the University of the Free State. Summary: The study analyses the political violence that beset South Africa during the 1980s and examines critically the impact that violence had on enhancing or impeding South Africa's transition from white minority rule to black majority rule. This study fucuses on the continual interplay between actions and reactions that arose between the main protogonists during the political upheavals of 1984-1988 and explains how these actions and reactions interacted to forge a polical catharsis, thus paving the way fo a negotiated settlement
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8. Beyond the barricades: the 1985 schools boycott and the vicissitudes of the Athlone Students Action Committee(ASAC)
Creator
Mukesh Vassen
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Theses 
Date
1995-02-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of BA Honours in History at the University of Cape Town. This dissertation seeks to explore the schools boycott experience in the Athlone area. It is not merely an attempt to document the specificity of events which unfolded in the Athlone schools but, more significantly, it is an attempt to elucidate and understand an experience which operated at a myriad of levels, and as such, eschews a simplistic analysis or categorisation. One of the cardinal concerns of the dissertation is an attempt to comprehend the actions of the Athlone Students Action Committee (ASAC), the powerful area-based student structure which emerged to direct and co-ordinate the boycott in the Athlone area.
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9. Black consciousness and white liberals in South Africa: paradoxical anti-apartheid politics
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Mabel Raisible Maimela
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Date
1999-12-00  
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Thesis submited in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in the subject of History at the University of South Africa. This thesis includes chapters on Black Consciousness, Black Theology of Liberation and the World Council of Churches; The National Union of South African Students and the South African Students Organisation; Steve Biko and his influence on the activities of the Black Consciousness Movement; Women and the Black Consciousness Movement; Biko's death and the Inquest; The Liberal Reaction to the Biko Inquest; Epilogue as a Universal political figure
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10. Church and State relations: the story of Bophuthatswana and its independence from 1977 to 1994
Creator
Mokhele Johannes Singleton Madise

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Theses 
Date
2005-01-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Theology in the subject History at the University of South Africa. Abstract: This thesis is about the relationship between State and Church, taking note of the alternative relations which existed over the ages. The government of Bophuthatswana declared their state to be Christian. The main emphasis was that the Batswana were religious people who were deeply Christian and thus the state was to become Christian as well. This was not separated from the issue of land which is also seen as a gift from God for them. Winterveld was used as a case study to show how the state was justifying its own actions to discriminate against non-Batswana from obtaining citizenship and denying them access to land. The transition period showed that the church stood on the other side of the fence when it supported changes that were sweeping South Africa and calling for the end of states such as Bophuthatswana. This saw the new secular state of South Africa coming into existence.
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11. Civil Society vs. the State: identity, institutions, and the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa
Creator
Craig Russell Charney
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Date
2000-05-00  
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A dissertation presented to the Facilty of the Graduate School of Yale University in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This dissertation presents an actor-oriented theory of transtions from authoritarian rule and tests it on the case of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa between 1966 and 1979. It begins by critiquing prevailing structuralist theories of regime change as reductionist, economistic, and elitist. It suggests an alternative based on collective actors and discourse, focused on three casual factors - oppositional social movements, changing state-society relations, and civil society institutions - which politicize collective identity and arouse mass mobilization, creating regime crises.
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12. Conformity and conflict: Afrikaner nationalist politics in South Africa
Creator
John Lazar
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Date
1987-11-11  
Description
Thesis sumitted to the Faculty of Social Studies, for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Oxford University. This thesis includes chapters on the National Party,1948-1961; Afrikaner Social Stratification during the 1950s; The Afrikaner Nationalist Alliance and Capital; The South African Bureau of Racial Affairs and Apartheid; The Dutch Reformed Church and Apartheid; Christian-Nationalist Ideology, 1941-1961.
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13. Conscripts to their age: African National Congress operational strategy, 1976-1986
Creator
Howard Barrell
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Theses 
Date
1993-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of D.Phil. in Politics in the Faculty of Social Studies, University of Oxford. Abstract: The ANC's stress on armed struggle often, paradoxically, seemed to undermine its efforts to wage armed struggle. Its armed struggle remained at a low level on intensity and posed little military threat to the South African state. A determination to correct this weakness motivated most ANC attempts to reshape operational structures and political mobilisation. By the mid 1980s, however, the ANC's armed struggle was, patently, a military failure. Moreover, mobilisation by political means posed a molre serious challenge to the State. Yet the ANC persisted with armed struggle, and its operational strategy still accorded armed force the crucial role in attempting to secure fundamental change.
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14. Draft theses: The Worker's Party of South Africa
Creator
L Trotsky
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Theses 
Date
1935-04-20  
Description
The theses is written on the basis of both the economic and political conditions of South Africa and serves as a programme for the Workers' Party of South Africa, as well as discussion on literature of Marxism and Leninism, particularly that of the Bolshevik-Leninists. Page 40 and 43 missing from the original document.
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15. For freedom without hunger: aspects of the South African Congress of Trade Unions with reference to the Western Cape
Creator
Barbara Sudano
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Date
1984-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of BA Honours in Economic History at the University of Cape Town by Barbara Sudano, February 1984. It focuses on some of the organisation and struggle of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) with a particular focus on the Western Cape.
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16. From 'conscience politics' to the battlefields of political activism: The Liberal Party in Natal, 1953 to 1968
Creator
Debra Anne Fyvie Moffatt
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Theses 
Date
1999-02-00  
Description
This thesis examines the ways in which the Liberal Party - the Natal Division in particular attempted to become an effective political force in South Africa. The Party was formed in May 1953 as a non-racial political party . Initially, it concentrated on working among the white electorate, and on achieving political change through parliamentary means. The Party gradually shifted its attention to the voteless black majority, and took its active opposition beyond the boundaries of parliamentary politics . Members of the Natal Division played a leading role in this shift. The party gave expression to a distinctive strand of radical liberalism, within a broader spectrum of South African liberalism. The Party was unsuccessful in preventing the entrenchment of the apartheid policies it so vehemently opposed. However, the Natal LP succeeded in developing a good working relationship with Congress Alliance, especially the African National Congress, in the region, in attracting a large number of black members through its grass-roots involvement, and in keeping liberal principles and priorities in the public eye in inauspicious circumstances. From 1960, Party leaders attracted increasing government persecution for their anti-apartheid activism. The Party deserves more attention than is commonly given to it in the South African historiography of resistance politics. The Liberal Party's continued existence as a non-racial political party was rendered impossible by government legislation in 1968. The Party disbanded, rather than compromise its non-racial principles.
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17. From the margins to the mainstream: the anti-apartheid movement and the politics of agenda-setting in the United States
Creator
Frederic Ira Solop
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Theses 
Date
1990-05-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted to the Graduate School, New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Program in Political Science. This dissertation articulates, and details, the relationship between the anti-apartheid movement and United States policy relations with South Africa between 1960 and 1986. The research is based upon an analysis of an original events data set, interviews with legislators, movement activists, and corporate actors involved in the debate over economic sanctions, and a thorough review of Congressional hearings and movement literature. As demonstrated, anti-apartheid movement influence in the policy process emerged from a dialectical relationship between the capacity of the movement to influence policy and a window of opportunity created from tensions between the executive and legislative branches over control of this foreign policy area. The result of this process was that the movement was able to push adoption of economic sanctions against South Africa further and faster than would otherwise have been the case.
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18. Investigating women's participation in protest politics between 1991 and 2001
Creator
Angelique Colleen Wildschut

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Date
2003-12-00  
Description
A dissertation presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Political Management) at the University of Stellenbosch. Abstract: This study investigates women's participation in unconventional politics between 1991 and 2001. The period is specifically important, as it makes possible the examination of trends in women's political participation before and after the democratic transition in 1994. This makes it possible for us to speculate about the influence of transition on women's political participation.
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19. KwaZakele - the politics of transition in South Africa: an Eastern Cape study
Creator
Janet Mary Cherry

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Date
2000-12-00  
Description
A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Rhodes University. Abstract: This thesis examines the transition to democracy in South Africa through the case study methodology. The nature of political participation and the form of democracy to emerge at the end of the transition process are the central subjects of inquiry. They are examined through an in-depth study of the African community of Kwazakele, a township in the Nelson Mandela metropolitan area in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The study covers the period 1993 to 2000, and uses as a primary data source five surveys conducted among residents of Kwazakele during the period. The emphasis of the study lies on the experience of political participation of "ordinary people" - in particular, the African urban working-class in South Africa who make up the core support base for the governing African National Congress.
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20. KwaZulu in contemporary South Africa: a case-study in the implementation of the policy of separate development
Creator
Bella Schmahmann

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Date
1978-00-00  
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A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Historical and Political Studies of the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. This thesis is a study of KwaZulu and the policy of separate development to which "homeland" owes its existence
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21. Leadership and conflict in Bushbuckridge: struggles to define moral economics with the context of rapidly transforming political economies (1978-1990)
Creator
Edwin Ritchken
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Theses 
Date
1995-11-20  
Description
Thesis has been submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of the Witswatersrand. This thesis analyses the effects of state interventions on chiefly, ethnic, gender and generational relations in Bushbuckridge. By analysing violent conflicts, the thesis investigates how social forces attempt to impose moral economies on a " community" within the context of a rapidly transforming political economy. Leaders are analyzed in relation to their ability to represent a moral economy, and in doing so, intervene effectively on behalf of their constituency.
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22. Local economic rsponses to industrial migration in small towns.
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Raymond Mfanakhona Bonginkosi Ngcobo
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Date
2005-00-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Doctoral Degree in the Faculty of Human Science, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. This thesis examines how globalization poses immediate and long-term challenges and opportunities for small towns and, as a consequence, for local economic development policy. The author's perspectives raise vital questions about the shape, substance, and function of small towns in an increasing interdependent and competative global economy. The thesis provide both retrospective and prospective insight into the ways in which poverty, industrial migration, economic globalization and technological innovation affect public-sector choices for small towns approaching the turn of a new century.
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23. Marxism and history: twenty years of South African Marxist studies
Creator
Roger Alan Deacon
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Date
1988-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in partal fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in the department of history, at the University of Natal, Durban, 1988. This thesis attempts to contextualize the emergence and development of South African Marxist studies in terms of political and economic changes in South Africa, the influence of overseas Marxist and related theories and internal and external historiographical developments. The early Marxist approach was constituted by the climate of political repression and economic growth in South Africa during the 1960's by its antagonism to the dominants liberal analyses of the country, and by the presence of indigenous Marxist theories of liberation.
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24. Natal and the 1960 Republican Referendum
Creator
William James Stewart
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Date
1990-00-00  
Description
Thesis has been submitted for the partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of History, University of Natal, 1990. The author focusses his research with an interest in "secessionism" and the political situation in Natal, specifically, after the 1960 Republican Referendum.
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25. Responses by black women to race and gender dynamics under South Africa apartheid with special reference to the Black Consciousness Movement
Creator
Nicole Lorenz
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Theses 
Date
2002-03-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. Black women's oppression under apartheid was based on four interacting forces: race, class, gender and nationality. Although this rendered their status in both feminist and anti-apartheid policies unique, it was never addressed as such. The national liberation movement defined women's role in the struggle in male dominated terms and did not acknowledge 'gender' as a legitimate political issue until the 1980s.
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26. Sechaba as mondstuk in die ANC se stryd teen blanke oorheersig, 1967-1989
Creator
Johan Jacobs
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Date
1992-11-00  
Description
Voorgele ter vervulling van n deel van die vereistes vir die graad D. Phil. in die Fakulteit Lettere en Wysbegeerte, Universiteit van Pretoria. Die ontbanning van die African National Congress (ANC) en ander organisasies op 2 Februarie 1990 het bekende implikasies op politieke terrein vir Suid-Afrika ingerhou. Dit het egter ook gevolge vir navorsers meegebring deurdat 'n magdom inligting wat voorheen ontoeganklik geag is, eensklaps binne bereik geplaas is. Die ANC se amptelike mondstuk, Sechaba, is een van daardie inligtingsbronne wat meer toegangklik geword het. Die doel van hierdie studie is om die ANC se aanwending van sy amptelike mondstuk, Sechaba, aan die hand van geselekteerde temas te ontleed en vas te stel tot watter mate die blad met sukses aangewend is. In die' proses sal die aard van Sechaba, dit wil se' of dir 'n nuusblad, smeertydskrif of propagandamedium was, die aard van die onderwerpe wat daarin aangespreek is, die ontwikkeling van Sechaba oor jare heen en hoe die blad deur sy teikengroep ervaar is, onder die loep kom. Omrede enige sodanige ondersoek 'n aspek soos propaganda, met gepaardgaande involoede soos openbare mening oorreding en massamedia op die voorgrond plaas, word 'n algemene perspektief oor daardie onderwerpe ook aangebied- veral met die doel om die ANC se aanwending van Sechaba daarteen te toets.
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27. South African political prison-literature between 1948 and 1990: the prisoner as writer and political commentator
Creator
Gillian Carol Booth-Yudelman
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Date
1997-11-30  
Description
Thesis submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in the subject English at the University of South Africa. This thesis examines works written about imprisonment by four South African political writers who were incarcerated for political reasons. This thesis examines the National Party's policy pertaining to the holding of political prisoners and discusses the work of Michael Foucault on the subject of imprisonment as well as the connection he makes between knowledge and power and considers the factors that motivate a prisoner to write; studies of la Guma's The Stone Country, Dennis Brutus's Letters to Martha, Hugh Lewin's Bandiet and Breyten Breytenbach's The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, respectively; reflections on the way in which imprisonment affected them from a psychological point of view, and on the manner in which they were, paradoxically, empowered by their prison experience; consideration is given to capital punishment and Lewin and Breytenbach's response to living in a hanging jail.
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28. South African Trade Union growth, 1979-1991
Creator
Andrew Frost
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Date
1993-00-00  
Description
Honours thesis in Industrial Psychology submitted to the University of Cape Town by Andrew Frost.
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29. South African trade unionism in an era of racial exclusion
Creator
Jeffrey Thomas Lever
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Theses 
Date
1992-12-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in the subject sociology at the University of South Africa. This thesis is an examination of the main tendencies in the trade union movement in South Africa during the currency of the Industrial Conciliation Act from 1924 to 1979, and of state labour policy of direct relevance to worker organisation. It considers in particular the reasons for the predominance of protectionist strategies, frequently amounting to racial monopolies and exclusion, among the unions catering for white artisan and production workers. Attention is given to the deployment of legislative and other policy instruments by the South African state intent on providing support for the large sections of the trade union movement. In analysing these developments, reference is made to the history of the trade union federations reflections reflecting the divergent interests of different sections of the South African labour movement during this period.
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30. Soweto: urban politics, poverty and race in apartheid society
Creator
Philip Harry Frankel

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Date
1982-06-00  
Description
A dissertation presented to the Faculty of Princeton University in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, in the Department of Politics. Abstract: The thesis is concerned with the relationship between urban poverty and politics in general and with the way in which race intrudes on this relationship in the South African context in particular. More specifically it is concerned with political resources in the form of mobilised manpower, leadership and articulated organization, with the fashion in which these are created, (or fail to be created) by the urban poor, with the manner in which they, as political actors, project these resources in pursuit of social power and influence, and with the role of the state in containing the subsequent pressures upon it.
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31. Student organisation and political resistance in South Africa: an analysis of the Congress of South African Students, 1979-1985
Creator
Tshediso Matona
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Date
1992-00-00  
Description
Honours thesis in Political Science submitted to the University of Cape Town by Tshediso Matona.
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32. The African National Congress in exile: strategy and tactics 1960-1993
Creator
Dale Thomas Mckinley
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Date
1995-00-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Political Science. This dissertation is about the struggle for the national liberation of South Africa and centres around the strategy and tactics of the main lliberation organization, the African National Congress, and its alliance partner of teh South African Communist Party (SACP). The core of the study covers the period 1960-1993, a time, with the exception of the last three years, in which these organizations were officially banned by the white minority apartheid government. More precisely, this study seeks to provide a critical historical analysis of those strategy and tactics within the externalized (internationalized) environment within which these organizations operated.
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33. The ANC's first armed military operation: the Luthuli Detachment and the Wankie campaign, July - September 1967
Creator
Nicole Martina van Driel

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Date
2003-06-00  
Description
A mini-thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of History, University of the Western Cape. Abstract: This mini-thesis tells the story of the African National Congress' (ANC's) first armed military operation and its Luthuli Detachment. The latter joined forces with the Zimbabwean African People's Union (ZAPU) and crossed the Zambezi River on 31 July 1967 into Rhodesia. Their mission was twofold: the ANC's military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) would embark on a long march home to South Africa, whilst some MK members would assist ZAPU's military wing, ZPRA, to establish a guerilla base at Lupane in north-east Rhodesia. The planners of the march intended to avoid contact with the Rhodesian security forces. This was not to be. A number of skirmishes between the two opposing forces lasted from 13 August to 4 September 1967. The Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith, invited his South African counterpart John Vorster to send South African security reinforcements to Rhodesia to counter the guerilla forces.
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34. The apartheid city and its labouring class: African workers and the independent trade union movement in Durban, 1959-1985
Creator
Nelson Tozivaripi Sambureni
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Theses 
Date
1997-06-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in the subject history at the University of South Africa. This thesis examines the emergence and development of the African working class in Durban between 1959 and 1985. It begins with an analysis of Durban's economy, which significantly changed the lives of Africans. It shows how, during an era of economic boom, of intensive state repression and unparalleled social engineering, the state intervened in the shaping of the African community and created the oppressive setting of the African working class, which was to pose the greatest challenge to the established order.
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35. The Black Sash: a case study of liberalism in South Africa 1955-1990
Creator
Jennifer Scott
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Theses 
Date
1991-04-00  
Description
Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Studies, Sub-Faculty of Politics, University of Oxford, for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Abstract: The understanding of South African liberalism in the second half of the twentieth century, and particularly after 1960, has been impoverished by the scarcity of analyses of liberal political activity during this time. This study tries to redress this deficiency through an historical analysis of the Black Sach organisation, from its inception in 1955 until 1990. By means of a periodised narrative, this thesis examines the evolution to, changing social, economic and political conditions in South Africa. This study explores how the Black Sash prevailed in a political climate which was characterised by the almost complete decline of political liberalism. It shows how specific characteristics of the Black Sach's organisational identity, such as its White, middle-class, female membership, contributed to its resilience. It also shows how the particular focus of the Black Sach's activities, notably its concentration on extra-parliamentary politics and its nationwide network of legal advice offices, contributed to its political survival. The thesis also illustrates how attempts to articulate liberal values in South Africa involved the Black Sash in a process of political evolution, where experience and debate contributed to the development of its political identity. The Black Sach sustained an ongoing critique of its liberalism, reinterpreting and adapting traditional liberal concepts so that they more accurately reflected its evolving understanding of the liberal ideal in the South African context.
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36. The end conscription campaign 1983-1988: a study of white extra-parliamentary opposition to apartheid
Creator
Merran Willis Phillips
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Theses 
Date
2002-11-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Arts in the subject history at the University of South Africa. This thesis includes chapters on the role of South African Defence Force in perpetuating the apartheid state; The emergence of conscientious objection: early alliances and issues leading to the formation of the ECC; building the ECC; the campaign takes off; a changing campaign under the state of emergency; the end of the campaign; Changing whites attitudes to conscription as reflected by the white commercial press; Changing white attitudes to conscription as reflected by white popular magazines; The role of graphics in the conscription debate
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37. The failure of the Coloured Persons' Representative Council and its constitutional repercussions, 1956-1985
Creator
David Yoram Saks
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Theses 
Date
1991-11-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts of Rhodes University. This thesis discusses the structures instituted by successive Nationalist Governments to serve as an alternative to parliamentary representation for the Coloured people, the role of the various Coloured political parties within such structures and the latter's gradual adaptation and development, culminating in the inauguration of the Tricameral Parliament in early 1985.
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38. The making of an African working class: Port Elizabeth, 1923-1963
Creator
Janet Mary Cherry
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Date
1991-00-00  
Description
MA Thesis in Economic History, submitted to the University of Cape Town by Janet Mary Cherry.
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39. The muzzled muse: literature and censorship in South Africa 1963-1985
Creator
Margreet De Lange
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Date
1993-00-00  
Description
A dissertation sumitted to the Graduate Faculty in Comparative Literature in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York. The thesis examines the influence of censorship on literature in South Africa between 1963 and 1985.
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40. The National Committee for Liberation ("ARM"), 1960-1964: sabotage and the question of the ideological subject
Creator
Andries du Toit
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Theses 
Date
1991-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the MA degree in History at the the University of Cape Town by Andries du Toit. The dissertation gives an account of the History of the National Committee of the for Liberation (NCL), an anti-apartheid sabotage organisation that existed between 1960 and 1964. The study is aimed both at narrating its growth and development in the context of South Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, and explaining its strategic political choices. In particular, the reason for its isolation from the broader struggle agaist apartheid and its inability to transcend this isolation are investigated.
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41. The politics of nonracialism: White opposition to apartheid, 1945-1960
Creator
David Everatt
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Theses 
Date
1990-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Modern History, University of Oxford, for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This thesis is concerned with the development of racial co-operation in the South African resistance movement in the years between 1945-1960. It focusses in particular on the emergence of a white opposition to apartheid.
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42. The politics of the South African Communist Party 1962 - 1990
Creator
Adam Mahomed Habib

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Theses 
Date
1991-00-00  
Description
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Political Studies, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. This study is a critical exploration of the ideas of the South African Communist Party (SACP). The thesis focuses on four major political questions that have confronted the party in the period 1962 to 1990. Firstly it investigates the organisational form of the SACP and the politics that govern its organisational structure. Secondly the thesis focuses on the SACP's theory of the South African revolution. Thirdly it discusses the SACP's strategies and strategic perspectives in the South African revolution. Finally it explains the SACP's current attempts to restructure its theory and practice.
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43. The United Democratic Front (UDF): a case study of democratic organisation, 1983-1987
Creator
Gregory Frederick Houston
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1998-00-00  
Description
Thesis has been submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Political Science, University of Natal, Durban, 1998. According to the author, his study uses the theoretical basis of writings of Lennin and Gramsci on revolutionary theory and praxis; and researches the policies, aims, memberships and structure and practices of the United Democratic Front, and the affiliate political organisations during the period, 1983-1987.
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44. Three decades of South African school history textbooks: historiographical influence, change, and continuity from the 1970s to the 1990s
Creator
Lynda K. von den Steinen
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1997-00-00  
Description
Honours thesis in History submitted to the University of Cape Town by Lynda K. von den Steinen.
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45. Trade unions, politics and the working class struggle: the Food and Canning Workers Union, 1975 to 1986
Creator
Riyaad Schroeder
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1988-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) in African Studies at the University of Cape Town by Riyaad Schroeder, February 1988. The aim of this dissertation is to study the history of the Food and Canning Workers Union and the African Food and Canning Workers Union both of which will hereafter be referred to simply as the Food and Canning Workers Union, since the two always operated as one. The division being necessitated by legislation which did not allow the formal participation of African Workers and their union in Industrial Relations from the period 1975-1986.
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46. Umkhonto we Sizwe: its role in the ANC's onslaught against white domination in South Africa, 1961-1988
Creator
Cornelius Johannes Brink Le Roux
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1992-00-00  
Description
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the subject of History at the University of Pretoria. This thesis includes chapters on The drift towards armed struggle, 1912-1960; The decision to commence with the armed struggle; The formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe; The internal development of the armed struggle; The external development of the armed struggle; The relationship between Umkhonto we Sizwe and the ANC-SACP alliance; The organisation, leadership and funding of Umkhonto we Sizwe; The recruitment, training and arming of Umkhonto we Sizwe's cadres; The failure of Umkhonto's armed mission.
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47. Urban crisis and the apartheid state response: South African housing policy in the 1980s
Creator
Fumanekile Fumie Gqiba
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1992-09-00  
Description
A dissertation presented in partial fulfilment of the MSc in Urban Planning (Housing in Development), submitted to the University College, London (Development Unit). The aim of this dissertation is an attempt to expose what lies hidden behind the government's "orderly urbanization" policies with regard to housing. It attempts to account for why "orderly urbanization" policy for Africans are essentially devices of political control. This is done by presenting a critical analysis of political issues associated with the policy such as the May-June 1986 destruction of the Crossroads squatter settlement - once the symbol of the African spirit of resistance and no surrender to apartheid strategies - by the state sponsored "witdoeke", the upgrading of the so-called "oil-spots" in African townships as a way of promoting the top-down Black Local Authorities (BLAs), the extensive amendments to Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act (1986 and 1989) in order to control both legal and "illegal" informal settlements, and the scrapping of the pass laws which regulated the urbanization process of the Africans. All these repressive and reformist manoeuvres, it is argued, were part and parcel of the counter-revolutionary strategy of the government, designed to ride out the deepening organic crisis and to retain control.
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48. Women in twentieth century South African politics: the Federation of South African Women, its roots, growth and decline
Creator
Colin John Walker
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1978-00-00  
Description
A thesis submitted for the Degree of Master of Arts at the University of Cape Town by Colin John Walker in October 1978. This thesis discusses the position of women, 1921-1954, The roots of the Federation of South African Women, its structure and strategy. It also discusses the relationship with Congress Alliance, the women's movement at National Liberation.
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49. Working in the apartheid city: worker struggles in Durban, 1959-1979
Creator
Nelson Tozivaripi Sambureni
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1994-12-00  
Description
Thesis has been submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of History, University of Natal, Durban, 1994. According to the author, his study explores the relationship between the African workers' struggle with the state within the industrial and commercial sector, and with the trade unions, in Durban, South Africa, beween 1959-1979, during the apartheid era.
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50. Zambia, the ANC and the struggle against apartheid 1964-1990
Creator
Mzamo Wilson Jacobs
Resource type
Theses 
Date
1992-11-00  
Description
A short dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Magister Artium in History in the Faculty of Arts, at the Rand Afrikaans University. This study directs its attention to the support that Zambia extended to the ANC in the struggle against apartheid. It examines Zambia's support for the ANC within the context of the conflict between the liberation movements and the White minority governments in Southern Africa, and seeks to find out to what extent Zambia's commitment to the liberation of Southern Africa from White minority rule was translated into meaningful support for the ANC. While the focus of the study falls on Zambia's support for the ANC, the following issues have been taken up: the concept of a host state and liberation in Southern Africa, the organisation and growth of the ANC under the refuge of a host state, and the effects on Zambia of her support for the ANC.
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