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Title

New Age

Creator
Contributor
Publisher
Date 1954-1963
Resource type Journals
Language English
Keywords PRESS
RESISTANCE
BANNING
CENSORSHIP
GROUP AREAS
BANTU EDUCATION
POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS
POLITICAL TRIALS
TRADE UNIONS
WORKERS
UNEMPLOYMENT
PASS LAWS
WOMEN
RELOCATION
SPORTS
Coverage SOUTH AFRICA
AFRICA
INTERNATIONAL
Source
Extent 312 issues
Description New Age, newspaper and its' predecessors, The Guardian; Advance were founded by trade unionists, academics and and was known as a leftist publication. New Age was linked to the African National Congress and its' leadership. In 1954, Govan Mbeki joined the editorial board of New Age, together with Ruth First, Brian and Sonya Bunting and others. The articles and columns in New Age reflected the conditions of the Black people, including Indians and Coloureds of South Africa and showcased the reality of apartheid focusing on the socio-political and economic conditions with some articles covering fiction, poetry and sport. Some items that made "front page" were, the Treason Trial; revolts at Zeerust and Sekhukhuniland; Group Areas and the protests by Indians; Banning of the newspaper and political organisations; coverage of those activists abroad who were exiled; women demonstrating against the pass-laws; workers and their demands for better working conditions and wages. The leaders used their writing skills to document the state of South Africa, it's people, and their sufferings for the common struggle for liberation and freedom.
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