Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home Education in Africa Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The Dynamics of a Political Renaissance: The Soweto Students Representative Council
Author:Frankel, Philip H.
Periodical:Journal of African Studies (UCLA)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:political action
foreign students
Politics and Government
Education and Oral Traditions
Ethnic and Race Relations
Abstract:The year 1976 is bound to be marked as a watershed in both the chronicles of local race relations and in the persistent struggle of black South Africans for freedom in their own land. The essential historic importance of 1976 is that despite the ruthless application of apartheid there remains a core of black political energy, dynamic, irreducible and of deepest relevance to the workings of the system. Since 1976 there has been a proliferation of urban black political organizations of varying hues and durability. Purpose of this paper is to evaluate one of these groupings, the Soweto Students Representative Council, which emerged out of the welter of student-police confrontations taking place in Johannesburg's black townships on June 16th and on the riot-torn days immediately thereafter, as an indicator of both the political meanings of 1976 and of the complex forces which have fed into what is, to all intents and purposes, a new black political authenticity over the last two years. Notes.