Date of Award
Department of Political Science
Dr. Hashim Gibrill
This study represents an attempt to examine the obstacles related to the failing of armed struggle in South Africa. To do this, the writer presents the historical development of African political consciousness and resistance. Further, the writer examines the activities of the liberation movements inside and outside the country. The study established that several factors are responsible for hindering that struggle. These factors include: (1) the attitude of the African leadership to armed struggle, (2) lack of cohesiveness between the liberation movements, (3) counter-insurgency measures by the South African government, (4) attitude of the Organization of African Unity and the Frontline States and (5) failure of the movements to establish base areas inside South Africa.
Mjondolo, Ralph, "The failings of armed struggle in South Africa, 1960-1992 an historical analysis" (1992). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3528.