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10 The United Democratic Front’S Legacy In South Africa: Mission Accomplished Or Vision Betrayed?

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This chapter explores the United Democratic Front?s (UDF?s) legacy and considers how former activists are making sense of present-day South African society. The 25th anniversary of the founding of the UDF on 20 August 2008 provided an excellent opportunity to gauge a range of opinions on the Front?s legacy. Trevor Manuel and Johnny Issel were the two delegates from the Western Cape who travelled to Johannesburg in July 1983 to discuss the launch of the UDF with activists from Johannesburg and Durban. After the banning of the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress in 1960, the ANC leadership regrouped in exile. Activists in Kagiso in the 1980s were organized in a civic association called the Krugersdorp Residents? Organization (KRO) that was affiliated to the UDF.

Keywords: African National Congress (ANC); Johannesburg; Johnny Issel; Krugersdorp Residents? Organization (KRO; South Africa; Trevor Manuel; United Democratic Front?s (UDF?s); Western Cape



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