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White Cape Town University Students Sit-in for Reappointment of Black Professor, 1968

South Africa
Time period
May, 1968 to August, 1968
Human Rights
Total points
5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Stephen O'Hanlon, 15/02/2015

During the 1960s, apartheid and political repression were near their height in South Africa. The National Party’s apartheid regime severely repressed political dissent and expression, sometimes with violence. Racial justice and democratic leftist movements suffered a severe setback in 1960 with the Sharpeville massacre, when hundreds of political protesters were injured and killed. Due to lack of public means of challenging the regime, The African Resistance Movement initiated an unsuccessful and unpopular bombing campaign in 1964.