Black student politics, higher education and apartheid
From SASO to SANSCO, 1968-1990
M. Saleem Badat
210mm X 145mm
In print
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This publication examines two black national student political organisations - the SA National Students' Congress (SANSCO) and the SA Students' Organisation (SASO), popularly associated with Black Consciousness.

It analyses the ideologies, politics and organisation of SASO and SANSCO and their intellectual, politics and social determinants. It also analyses their role in the education, political and social spheres, and the factors that shaped their activities.

Table of contents:
  • Introduction
  • Interpreting the Character, Role and Significance of SASO and SANSCO: A Conceptual Framework
  • PART ONE "Black man, you are on your own": The South African Students' Organisation, 1968 to 1977
  • PART TWO "The Freedom Charter is our Beacon": The South African National Students' Congress, 1976/1977 to 1990
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: SASO Policy Manifesto
  • Appendix 2: SANSCO Constitution and Policy Document
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography