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CLIP 6215

ANC's armed struggle in South Africa

ANC's armed struggle in South Africa
Key Info
  • ANC's armed struggle in South Africa
  • Duration: 04:46
  • ANC President Oliver Tambo explains the ANC's struggle against the white minority rule government in South Africa. This is then directly contradicted by government minister Roelof Frederik 'Pik' Botha – both sides claim the land is theirs. The military power of the government is contrasted with the underground army of the ANC, but the key point being made is the determination of each side to fight to the finish. The significance of Mandela to the ANC fighters emerges and then we see a summary of the campaign of violence against installations such as railways, gas and oil refineries and police stations. First broadcast in Panorama on 15 June 1981.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: ANC, witness, Oliver Tambo, Pik Botha, apartheid, black history, South Africa
Ideas for use in class
  • Would the class say that Mandela or the South African government was more responsible for the effects of the ANC campaign?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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