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Die Azanian People's Organisation (akroniem AZAPO) is 'n politieke party in Suid-Afrika. Die party is gefundeer op die filisofieë van die Swart Bewussynsbeweging soos ontwikkel deur Steve Biko, Onkgopotse Tiro en Vuyelwa Mashalaba.


Dit is in 1978 uit drie organisasies gestig: die Black People's Convention (BPC), die Suid-Afrikaanse Studente-organisasie (SASO) en die Black Community Programmes (BCP). Hierdie drie was maar 'n paar van dei swart bewussynsbewegings wat op Woensdag 19 Oktober 1977 verban is weens hul rol in die gewapende stryd en die opstande van 1976. In Oktober 1994 het AZAPO met 'n uitgeweke susterorganisasie, die Black Conciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA), saamgesmelt.


AZAPO het hom beywer vir die isolering van Suid-Afrika gedurende die sg. apartheidsjare deur 'n kulturele boikot in die land teweeg te bring. Die gewapende vleuel van AZAPO was die Nasionale Bevrydingsman van Azanië (Azanian National Liberation Army (AZANLA). Op 21 Maart 1998 het 'n faksie van AZAPO afgestig om die Sosialistiese Party van Azanië (SOPA) te stig.


Gedurende die 1980's was die party betrokke in moorddadige tweestryd met die ANC. Sedertdien het AZAPO voortgesukkel as 'n klein politieke party waar hy twee setels in die Suid-Afrikaanse Parlement tydens die 2004 algemene verkiesing gewen het. Nadat die stemme weer getel is, is die setels egter verminder na een.


Leier: Jacob Dikobo

Gestig: 1978

Ideologie: Sosialisme, Swart Bewussyn







The Azanian People's Organisation, or AZAPO is a South African political organisation. Its inspiration is drawn from the Black Consciousness Movement philosophies developed by Steve Biko, Onkgopotse Tiro and Vuyelwa Mashalaba.


It was founded in 1978 out of three organisations: the Black People's Convention (BPC), the South African Students' Organisation (SASO) and the Black Community Programmes (BCP). These were three of a number of black consciousness organisations that were banned on Wednesday, 19 October 1977 for their role in the armed resistance and the 16 June 1976 Soweto uprisings. In October 1994, AZAPO merged with its sister organisation in exile, the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA).


AZAPO campaigned for the isolation of South Africa during its apartheid years by waging a so-called "cultural boycott" in the country; black people increasingly regained their resolve to fight for their rights and formed trade unions and civic organisations that drew the blue print for the conduct of struggles by civil society.


During the Apartheid era, the armed wing of AZAPO was the Azanian National Liberation Army (AZANLA).

On 21 March 1998 a faction broke away to form the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA).


During the 1980s, it was engaged in a bloody internecine feud with the ANC. Since then, AZAPO has carried on as a small political party, winning two seats to the South African Parliament at the 2004 general election, though this was reduced to one seat after a recount. The current leader of the party is Jacob Dikobo. Their three platforms in 2006 include:

  • Stretch the Rand Campaign - Support black owned businesses.
  • Defend Democracy Campaign - Eliminate the floor crossing provisions of the South African Parliament
  • Save Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign - Free a Black Panther activist


President: Jacob Dikobo

Chairperson: Zithulele Nyangana, Absalom Cindi

Secretary-General: Mpotseng Kgokong

Slogan: The People's Alternative

Founded: 28 April 1978

Student wing: Azanian Student Convention

Youth wing: Azani. n Youth Organisation

Paramilitary wing: Azanian National Liberation Army (formerly)

Ideology: Socialism, Black Consciousness



3 November 2008

updated: 2013-04-23

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