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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Coloured People'S Congress (CPC)

The CPC was a political organization established in 1953. Its primary objective was to fight the government's plans to remove Coloured people from the common voters' roll in the Cape. However, the CPC also joined the ANC*, SAIC* and Congress of Democrats* in the anti-apartheid Congress Alliance* in the mid-1950s and played a role in the organization of the Congress of the People* and the formulation of the Freedom Charter.*

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