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n South African Journal of Cultural History - The toyi-toyi protest culture in the 1980s : an investigation into its liberating and unifying powers

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Abstract

The article highlights the role played by toyi-toyi during the 1980s in the liberation process of South Africa. The 1980s were a decade of turmoil in South Africa whereby the oppressed people were mobilized against the apartheid government. The article therefore explains the meaning of the term toyi-toyi and its origins in order for one to understand its impact in the 1980s. A few examples of the toyi-toyi songs are given.


Die artikel beklemtoon die rol wat deur die toyi-toyi gedurende die tagtigerjare van die vorige eeu in die onafhanklikheidstryd van Suid-Afrika gespeel is. Die tagtigerjare was veral 'n dekade van politieke skommelinge in Suid-Afrika, 'n tydperk van tien jaar waartydens die onderdruktes teen die apartheidsregering gemobiliseer het. Die artikel sal dus sowel die betekenis as die oorsprong van die term toyi-toyi bespreek in 'n poging om die impak daarvan in die genoemde tydperk te verduidelik. Enkele voorbeelde van toyi-toyi-liedere word in die artikel gegee.

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2006-06-01
2016-12-04
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