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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The road to democracy in South Africa
Author:South African Democracy Education Trust
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Unisa Press
ISBN:1868885992; 9781868885992; 1868885011; 9781868885015; 1868886441; 9781868886449
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:anti-apartheid resistance
national liberation movements
Abstract:This volume is the fourth of a planned five-volume series on the road to democracy in South Africa since the 1960s published by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET). The volume comprises 32 chapters covering a wide spectrum of the events, developments and processes that characterized the 1980s in South Africa. These years saw the mobilization of the masses, but also the marked escalation of the armed struggle inside the country, initiated by the ANC. The noose was tightening around the apartheid regime and this increasing pressure is discussed in the first chapter by Bernard Magubane. The next chapter unravels the negotiations in which the exiled ANC became involved. The remaining chapters in Part I focus on the ANC's underground political work throughout the country, the countrywide 'umbrella' influence of the United Democratic Front (UDF), and popular resistance in the Northern Cape, the Free State, and the Qwaqwa homeland. The last chapter in this part explores the activities of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU). Part 2 deals with the formation of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the arts in the 1980s, attitudes towards feminism in the ANC, the armed struggle, the South African Communist Party (SACP), the Pan African Congress (PAC), the Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO), the Black Consciousness Movement, the origins of national organization among civic organizations, the role of faith institutions, the Christian Institute, the rise and fall of constructive engagement, liberal democratic anti-apartheid activity, and the fall of the garrison State. [ASC Leiden abstract]