About this site

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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

South African Students' Organisation (SASO)

SASO was formed by Steve Biko in 1968. He and his fellow Black Consciousness* (BC) followers broke away from NUSAS* when it was felt that black awareness among students should motivate them to pursue an exclusive black identity rather than trying to articulate their interests through white-dominated student bodies. Biko died while under detention in 1977, just before all BC organizations were banned.

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