Limpopo's legacy as a hotbed of political activism

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In 2015 and 2016 waves of student protests swept across SA campuses under the banner of FeesMustFall.

This book offers a historical perspective, analysing regional influences on the ideologies that have underpinned SA student politics from the 1960s to the present. The author considers the history of student organisations in the Northern Transvaal (today Limpopo Province) and the ways in which students and youth influenced political change on a national scale, over generations.

The University of the North at Turfloop played an integral role in building the SA Students’ Organisation (SASO) in the late 1960s and propagating Black Consciousness in the 1970s; in the 1980s it became an ideological battleground where Black Consciousness advocates and ANC-affiliates competed for influence.

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