Category Archives: South African History

Relevance Of Black Consciousness Today

To truly be able to determine whether Black Consciousness is relevant today, an analysis of the way South Africa has fared under the ANC’s administration is necessary, something that is outside the scope of this article. Nevertheless, it is possible … Continue reading

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Black History Month #BHM

“If you do not know what was; you cannot understand what is and you are therefore ill-prepared for what is yet to come. Wise people study history because it is cyclical in nature. For history is the recorded deeds of … Continue reading

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AZAPO – The remnants of the BCM

The Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO) is a South African political party and a former freedom movement. The organisation’s two student wings are the Azanian Students’ Movement (AZASM) for high school learners and the other being for tertiary students called the … Continue reading

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Did the Black Consciousness Movement spark the Soweto riots? (BCM South Africa)

A friend of mine, in an attempt to rebuff the significance of the Black Consciousness Movement, said: “Black Consciousness was the principal factor that triggered the youth of Soweto to revolt against oppression.” I don’t believe he was completely correct so … Continue reading

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