oa Africa Insight - Black consciousness

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



As a programme of political action, the black consciousness movement has been forced to surrender its place at centre stage and to occupy a more modest position in the wings. But that does not mean that it has been consigned to obscurity or that it will not be able to recapture a central role for itself. The chief organizational vehicle for black consciousness today is the Azanian People's Organization (Azapo). It does not loom as large an extra-parliamentary opposition force as its predecessor, the now outlawed Black People's Convention (BPC), did a decade ago.

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