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HIST 112 South Africa & the Anti-Apartheid Movement -- Professor Lewis: Researching South Africa

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Organizations involved in Apartheid & Anti-Apartheid

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

Scholarly Journal Articles

While searching the research databases listed above, look for articles from these journals, as they frequently have important articles on South African History:

Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies
Journal of Asian & African Studies
African Historical Review
Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History
Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Journal of Modern African Studies
South African Historical Journal
Historia: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa
South African Historical Journal
Journal of Southern African Studies
South African Law Journal
South African Journal of Economics
Africa Education Review
Development Southern Africa
South African Journal of Higher Education
South African Geographical Journal
South African Review of Sociology
South African Journal of Cultural History
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies

The databases below may also have scholarly articles on South African history, but they also have non-scholarly articles from magazines & newspapers, so evaluate carefully:

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