The Movement Against The Apartheid Essay

1298 Words Apr 25th, 2016 6 Pages
The movement against the apartheid was constructed among various people in the society of South Africa. There was a consensus among the people for equality in the country not a revengeful opposition to those in power. Some prominent figures in the movement were Nelson Mandal, Govan Mebki, Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni. These eight figure were sentenced to life in prison with the reason of being the leaders in the movement. While each figure was influential in their own ways, Govan Mebki considered to be one of the most influential. The contribution of Govan Mbeki to the ongoing social movement to end apartheid in South Africa was by journalism, creation major unions and organization of protests. First, Govan Mbeki was able to contribute to the social movement through his articles written in the New Age newspaper. “He chronicled the growing fight against apartheid being fought in the hinterlands” (Cauvin 2001). Using his education and ability to be a critical thinker, he was able to influence the mindset of the social movements through his journalism and publication of books. One of his most influential books “The Peasants’ Revolt” was a key contributor in the summarization of the uprisings in South Africa in the late 1950’s. Govan Mbeki helped shed light on the movement with his writings and books because it spread across international boundaries. His work was able to get the current government to feel…

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