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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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Biko Commemoration Day

Saturday marked the 38th anniversary of the death of activist and struggle icon, Bantu Biko. Biko’s corpse was discovered in a prison cell in Pretoria on 12 September 1977. He sustained brain damage after being beaten and transported for over 1100km … 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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Black Consciousness In South Africa

The Black Consciousness Movement is arguably the most influential student movement in the 1970s, in Apartheid South Africa. Black Consciousness is defined as the awareness of one’s identity as a black person.

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