The national liberation struggle in South Africa: a case study of the United Democratic Front, 1893-1987

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1999
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.F.Houston
KEYWORDS: CIVIC ORGANISATIONS, MASS DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT, POLITICS, STUDENT ORGANISATIONS, TRADE UNIONS, UNITED DEMOCRATIC FRONT, WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS, YOUTH ORGANISATIONS
DEPARTMENT: Deputy CEO: Research (DCEO:R), Deputy CEO: Research (ERKC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1498

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Abstract

This study looks at the role of the strategy and tactics of the African National Congress (ANC) -led alliance as well as material and political grievances in generating popular protest and organisation to explain the emergence, nature, role and activities of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and its affiliates. It is argued that these two elements were the main factors underlying revolutionary developments in the 1980s.