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Of South African Liberation Struggle And Groups In Southern Cameroons











Below text gives a brief summary of the more than twenty groups involved in the liberation of South Africa from the apartheid regime. As we engaged in our own liberation from a colonial regime especially in this modern time where social media has made it possible and easy for us to communicate, strategise, condemn, raise our voices etc. It has given us the opportunity to maybe sometimes form policies based on what the majority are saying on social media but that goes beyond that. The South African Liberation movements at a point in time took out immediately those within their core who compromised their liberation and their greatest strength was one fold: Liberation of South Africa from Apartheid despite many groups in existence, ANC was the mother of all. At this time, we begin to ask ourselves.

What role could social media played if it existed at that time in SA Liberation? How similar is our movement to the SA liberation movements? Like President Sisiku once said, and I strongly accept so, that we are already united in purpose and that purpose is the freedom of Southern Cameroons. The SA liberations groups were all focused on one goal. Our own movements are focus on the same goal but it has not been a bed of roses. We have seen pockets of infighting, sabotage, citizens against each other due to allegiance etc. Can we adequately say that other liberation movements in the past lacked all these ingredients? I can’t say for sure but we must consider the great effect of social media in our revolution. Our major cry going forward is that because there are some things we cannot change, we must put our eyes on the price, we must each in our own ways only think how to liberate Ambazonia, collaborate, share resources and intel and see how collectively we can free Ambazonia. It does not matter whether someone is JJC, old broom, new converts etc, it is only when we tap into the strengths and tolerate the weaknesses of all that we will reach Buea in one bundle. But we must not fail to puncture the bad seeds within us, if we must be free. This is BaretaNews

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A Lesson The South Africa Liberation Struggle

Take Note To The Amount of Groups and no Govt

The South African Freedom Struggle began when the Khoi-khoi resisted the establishment of a refreshment station at Table Bay by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. But until January 1912, when the forerunner to the African National Congress (ANC) was established, the battle against growing oppression was localised. And even then it would remain fairly passive until apartheid in South Africa was entrenched in law in 1948, which ushered in a period of repression infinitely worse than anything experienced before.

At the behest of young activists like Nelson Mandela, the ANC began to change its direction to a mass-based movement intent on liberation from apartheid in South Africa. Growing resistance culminated in the Sharpeville Massacre in March 1960, during which the police killed 69 protestors. In panic the government declared a state of emergency and banned the ANC and other liberation movements.

The ANC responded by going underground and establishing an armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), which was at the forefront of the South African apartheid struggle. The government, in turn, tightened its repressive measures, attempting to crush the movement and forcing those leaders who were not incarcerated on Robben Island, to flee overseas.

After regrouping, the ANC in exile, as well as internal underground structures, were able to bring such pressure to bear on the apartheid government that it unbanned all liberation movements in 1990, freed imprisoned leaders and entered negotiations, which culminated in the first democratic elections being held on 27 April 1994.

Organisations involved in the Liberation Struggle in South Africa:

The African National Congress (ANC),

ANC Women’s League (ANCWL),

African People’s Organization (APO),

Azanian People’s Organization (AZAPO),

AZAPO’s Women’s Wing: Imbeleko,

Azanian Students Organization (AZASO) – (later SANSCO) – (later SASCO),

Black Consciousness Movement (BCM),

Black People’s Convention (BPC),

The Black Sash,

Black Women’s Federation,

Afrikaner Broederbond,

Christian Institute of South Africa (CISA),

South African Council of Democrats (SACD),

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU),

Council of Non-European Trade Unions (CNETU),

The Democratic Party (DP) – (now the DA),

Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW),

Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU)

Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW),

The Garments Worker’s Union (GWU),

Inkhata Freedom Party (IFP),

Natal Organization of Women (NOW),

National Council of African Women (NCAW),

National Initiative for Reconciliation (NIR),

National Land Committee (NLC),

National Party (NP),

Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM),

National Union for Metal Workers in South Africa (NUMSA),

National Union of South African Students (NUSAS),

Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC),

PAC’s Women’s Organization,

Poqo (Armed Wing of the PAC),

Progressive Federal Party,

South African Communist Party (SACP),

South African Coloured People’s Organization (SACPO),

South African Indian Congress (SAIC),

South African Council of Churches (SACC),

South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU),

South African Defence Force (SADF),

South African Liberal Party (SALP),

South African Police (SAP),

South African Students’ Movement (SASM),

South African Student Organization (SASO),

South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO),

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC),

Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA),

Umkhonto weSizwe (MK),

United Democratic Front (UDF),

UDF’s Women’s Congress ,

United Women’s Congress (UWCO), and

Women’s Enfranchisement Association of the Union (WEAU).

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