Fonds BC1002 - Cape Democrats Papers

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Cape Democrats Papers


  • 1988-1989 (Creation)

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ca.200 items; 2 archive boxes

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Cape Democrats was an extra-parliamentary political organisation working in the white community in the Western Cape.
It aimed to provide a “home” for whites who were sympathetic to the United Democratic Front and who wanted to be more closely involved, alongside blacks, in the struggle for a non-racial democracy in South Africa. Cape Democrats was formed in November 1987 and officially launched in April 1988. It ceased to function after the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC) in February 1990, many of its members joining the ANC.

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Donated by Glen Hollands, 1990.

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Minutes, correspondence, media, conferences, ephemera, photographs


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  • English

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  • English



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  • Shelf: 37a