The "model township" of Sharpeville: the absence of political action and organisation, 1960-1984.

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dc.contributor.author Vally, Natasha Thandiwe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T12:30:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T12:30:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/10333
dc.description.abstract Sharpeville has become a seminal part of South African history and has captured the minds and memories of many, both nationally and globally. While much attention has been placed on the documentation of the events of the 21st of March 1960- the date of the Sharpeville massacre- surprisingly little has been recorded about the history of the township beyond this. This report aims to begin to fill the lacuna in this part of South African history by examining the reasons behind the dearth of political action and organisation in Sharpeville from its formation through to the early 1980s. The report examines Sharpeville as a ‘model township’, dissects what this concept means and begins to suggest how this conceptualisation affected political organising in the area. The report argues that Sharpeville as a ‘model township’ experienced political quiescence throughout the 1960s and 1970s which was only punctured by spontaneous political action. The report then goes on to explain and scrutinise the possible reasons for this quiescence en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The "model township" of Sharpeville: the absence of political action and organisation, 1960-1984. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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