ERIC Number: ED440609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Black Student Politics, Higher Education, and Apartheid: From SASO to SANSCO, 1968-1990.
Badat, M. Saleem
This book examines student politics in South Africa during the period 1968 to 1990, and specifically at two black higher education organizations: the South African National Students' Congress (SANSCO) and the South African Students' Organization (SASO), focusing on their ideological and political orientations, internal organizational structure, intellectual, political, and social determinants, and their contributions to the struggle against apartheid. The book's essential argument is that both were revolutionary national student political organizations that operated as organized social forces within the national liberation movement, that they functioned as catalysts of collective action, and contributed to the erosion of the apartheid social order. The book finds that black students were not just victims of apartheid but were also thinkers, conscious actors, and historical agents in the face of an authoritarian political order. Chapter 1, an introduction, examines the character, role, and significance of the two organizations. Chapters 2-5 examine SASO's role from 1960 to 1976-77; and chapters 6-10 examine SANSCO's activities from 1976-77 to 1990. Appended are the SASO policy manifesto and a SANSCO constitution and policy document. (Contains approximately 350 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Activism, Apartheid, Black Students, Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, De Jure Segregation, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Issues, Political Power, Racial Segregation, Revolution, Social Action, Student Organizations, Student Rights, Student Subcultures
Human Sciences Research Council, Publishers, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa