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South African Students Organisation: SASO Policy Manifesto

SASO Policy Manifesto

Anglo-American influences on the Black conciousness movement

It was said by minions of the racist oppressive giant in South Africa that Black Conciousness was nothing but an importation of American Black power. African-Americanism was not only a struggle for power, but it was also a search for identity and the resugence of its cultural values.

June 12 Movement

June 12th marked a historic moment in the history of Black students.

June 12 Movement

June 12th marked a historic moment in the history of Black students.

The Non-Republic of South Africa: what it means for the Black man

This SASO pamphlet sets out the SASO view of the Nationalists' Republic of South Africa.

Students, politics, Black power, new movements and new appraisals

A SASO pamphlet containing the historical background of the students organisation, a list of Executive members, the 1971 programme of events and a SASO message of student unity

Interview with Steve Biko

Oral interview, in Durban, with Steve Biko, on the rise of Black Consciousness, the growing resistance of students by 1972 and the roles of organisations such as NUSAS and SASO.

SASO Executive and Staff: Minutes of the meeting held in Durban at Head Office, 23 March 1974

The meeting discussed the business affairs of the branches of the South African Students Organisation

SASO: Minutes of the National Executive meeting held at the Lay Ecumenical Centre, Pietermaritzburg, from 12th-13th November 1973

This is not a complete report on what took place at the National Executive Committee meeting. Some documents were seized by the Police in Alice before the full report could be made.

Minutes of the Proceedings of the Executive Council Meeting held at Edendale Ecumenical Lay Centre, Pietermaritzburg, on 1-3 December 1972

Minutes of the Meeting

Black Consciousness

Background to the Black Consciousness Movement and an overview of the development of the South African Students Organisation (SASO). Prepared for defence in Mayekiso trial, late 1980s

Minutes of the 1969 SASO Conference

Minutes of the SASO Conference

Minutes of Meeting of the SRC Presidents, SASO Executive Committee and representatives of SASO on campus, held at Alan Taylor Residence on Saturday 17th June 1972

Minutes of the meeting which included a review of activities on Black campuses and the expulsion of students at Turfloop and the Alice Declaration of 13 th May 1972

Memorandum: Conference 1972

A SASO memorandum to SRC Presidents, SASO Local Committees, Black Organisations, Overseas Correspondents and others about the proceedings of the 1972 SASO conference

Memorandum presented by National Union of South African Students to the Select Committee on Certain Organisations - August 1972

Official memorandum presented by the National Union of South African Students to the Select Committee on Certain Organisations, including NUSAS (the Schlebusch Commission of Inquiry). The structure, activities and history of NUSAS are described.

The Black Worker's Project: A proposal

There is a universal understanding for workers to negotiate in one voice, yet Blacks were refused membership to Trade unions.The complexity of the race situation in South Africa enhanced this gap between the White and BlacK worker.

The South African Students Organisation: in detention for their country

This SASO memorandum contains the names and brief profiles of eight Black leaders banned for a five year period.

Banning and intimidation: list of recommended tactics

SASO memorandum deals with proposed methods of infiltration into schools, religious bodies and other organisations; how to deal with infiltration into SASO and how to deal with bannings and other forms of intimidation. List was seized by police at the SASO office in Durban on 17 May 1973.


Culture in its various manifestations can be used to liberate Black people and this memorandum discusses the importance of Black poetry, literature, music and fine art

Commissions presented at 5th General Students' Council of the South African Student's Organization, St Peters Seminary, Hammanskraal, 14-18 January, 1974

The memorandum contains commissions to assess, among others, the theory of the struggle pertaining to the Black culture, the feasibility of research into education suitable for the struggle of students in Universities, and possible student benefits programmes.


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