Unisa Press

The Road to Democracy In South Africa Volume 2 (1970-1980)

Author: South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET)
Published: 2011-07-04 00:00:00.0
ISBN: 978-1-86888-406-6
Number of pages: 970
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About the book

The second volume in the series, like the first, is a highly academic history. This is its strength as a reference work for the future. This is also a vibrant, emotive and highly personalised story about the people involved, many of them ordinary people whose voices have until now not been heard. Volume 2 covers the tumultuous decade from 1970 to 1980 and includes, among important highlights, the growing influence of Black Consciousness ideology on the minds of the oppressed; the widespread workers’ strikes in Durban in 1973; the horror of Soweto in 1976; the intensification of the armed struggle and the strengthening of underground structures. It is a fascinating read.

Table of content

Chapter 1
Introduction to the 1970s: The Social and Political Context
By Bernard Magubane
Chapter 2
From Détente to the Rise of the Garrison State
By Bernard Magubane
Chapter 3
The Black Consciousness Movement
By Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane, Bavusile Maaba
and Nkosinathi Biko
Chapter 4
Culture, Resistance and Representation
By Bhekizizwe Peterson
Chapter 5
The Revival of the Labour Movement, 1970-1980
By Jabulani Sithole and Sifiso Ndlovu
Chapter 6
White Activists and the Revival of the Workers’ Movement
By Dave Hemson, Martin Legassick and Nicole Ulrich
Chapter 7
The Soweto Uprising
Part 1 Soweto 317
By Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
Part 2 Alexandra and Kathorus 351
By Noor Nieftagodien
Part 3 Thembisa 359
By Noor Nieftagodien and Tshepo Moloi
Chapter 8
The ANC Political Underground in the 1970s
By Gregory Houston and Bernard Magubane
Chapter 9
The ANC’s Armed Struggle in the 1970s
By Gregory Houston and Bernard Magubane
Chapter 10
The ANC Underground in Natal
By Jabulani Sithole
Chapter 11
The Liberation Struggle in the Eastern Cape
By Janet Cherry and Pat Gibbs
Chapter 12
The ANC’s Diplomacy and International Relations
By Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
Chapter 13
The PAC’s Internal Underground Activities, 1960-1980
By Thami ka Plaatjie
Chapter 14
The PAC in Exile
By Thami ka Plaatjie