Unisa Press

The Road to Democracy in South Africa Volume 5 part 2

Author: South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET)
Published: 2014-04-09 00:00:00.0
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This volume talks about African Solidarity (Volume 5 part 2)

The Road to Democracy in South Africa Volume 5 Part 2, African Solidarity focuses on the historical significance of African solidarity in the struggle for national liberation. This volume challenges a notion – and widely shared prejudice – that permeates South African historiography: that while South Africa is geographically on the African continent, its history is integral not to the continent but to its European colonial powers. African Solidarity debunks this offshore-island view about South Africa in Africa. It offers a critical analysis of the relationship between the Organisation of African Unity and the South African liberation movements, the ANC and the PAC. Fraternal ties that bound these liberation movements to countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Algeria, Lesotho, Nigeria, Egypt, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Angola are highlighted.

The Road to Democracy in South Africa Volume 5 Part 2 broadens the meaning and understanding of political Pan African Solidarity by drawing on the impact cultural history and sports history in Africa.

Table of content

Contents Volume 5 Part 2

Part 2

Chapter 14

The Western superpowers and the subversion of African solidarity:

The complicity of ‘Francophone’ countries

By Azaria Mbughuni

Chapter 15

Swaziland’s contribution to South Africa’s struggle for independence:

Charting the maze and straddling contradictions

By Hamilton Sipho Simelane, Nhlanhla Dlamini and Jabulani Sithole

Chapter 16

African leaders and the national liberation struggle in Namibia

By Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Chapter 17

Mozambique’s solidarity with the national liberation struggle in South Africa

By Alda Romão Saúte Saíde

Chapter 18

Angola and the anti-apartheid struggle: 1975–1991

By João Pedro Lourenço, Júlio Mendes Lopes and Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Chapter 19

‘The ties that bind’: Weaving continental

and international cultural fraternities

By Bhekizizwe Peterson

Chapter 20

The 2010 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

World Cup in South Africa: ‘Ke Nako! Celebrate Africa’s humanity’

By Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

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Index