SASPU National 1980 - 1987 PDF Print
Creator  
Contributor  
Publisher SASPU
Date 1980 - 1987
Resource type Journals
Language English
Keywords TOPIC 299c
STUDENTS
NATIONAL UNION OF SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
UNIVERSITIES
PUBLICATIONS
Coverage SOUTH AFRICA
Source  
Extent 37 issues
Description SASPU National was one of two publications produced by the South African Students Press Union (SASPU), the other being SASPU Focus. A non-profit newspaper, about 25 000 copies of SASPU National were distributed mostly through organisations. The National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) was founded in 1924 at Grey College, Bloemfontein. It began as an apolitical organisation, which aimed to further national cooperation between students, and cooperation with student leaders in other countries. In 1933 Afrikaans students broke away after a debate about the affiliation to NUSAS of the first black campus, Fort Hare. After the war NUSAS remained apolitical, believing it should only oppose discrimination in education. The mass militancy of the 1950s influenced the union in the latter half of the decade and NUSAS linked itself closely with the South African Liberal Party. During the 1980s NUSAS participated in the democratic movement in various ways: extending its role through participation in national poliitcal campaigns like the 'Free Mandela Campaign', and through support of consumer boycotts. Participation in the United Democratic Front (UDF) in particular had consolidated NUSAS' political role. NUSAS together with the Azanian Students Organisation (AZASO) and the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) formed the student wing of the UDF. Several issues were banned during the period of publication but in most cases the ban was later lifted. Volume 1 No 1 is, in fact, unnumbered, but for retrieval purposes an issue number has been assigned.
Issues
  1980, Volume 1 No 1, May
1980, Volume 1 No 2,
1980, Volume 1 No 3, October
1980, Volume 1 No 4, November
1981, Volume 2 No 1, February
1981, Volume 2 No 2, March
1981, Volume 2 No 4, April
1981, Volume 2 No 5, July
1981, Volume 2 No 6, August
1981, Volume 2 No 7, September
1981, Volume 2 No 8, October
1982, Volume 3 No 1, February/March
1982, Volume 3 No 2, August
1982, Volume 3 No 4, November
1982, Volume 3 No 3, October
1983, Volume 4 No 1, March
1983, Volume 4 No 2, May
1983, Volume 4 No 3, September
1983, Volume 4 No 4, October
1983, Volume 4 No 5, November
1984, Volume 5 No 1, March
1984, Volume 5 No 2, May/June
1984, Volume 5 No 3, July
1984, Volume 5 No 4, August
1984, Volume 5 No 5, September
1984, Volume 5 No 6, October
1984, Volume 5 No 7, December
1985, Volume 6 No 1, March
1985, Volume 6 No 2, June/July
1985, Volume 6 No 3, December
1986, Volume 7 No 1, February
1986, Volume 7 No 2, April/May
1986, Volume 7 No 3, June
1986, Volume 7 No 4, November/December
1987, Last Quarter
1988, September/October
1989, August/September
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