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Most of the resources listed below where used as research sources in the creation of this feature, therefore this page is also a bibliography for the archive.
- Karis, T. & Carter, G. M. (1972). From Protest to Challenge, A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882 – 1964, Vol. 2, Hope and challenge, Hoover Institution Press: Stanford University, California. (published online by SAHO)
- Makobe, D. H. (1996). Military Journal of the South African National Defence Force, Vol.26 (1), Pretoria: The Documentation Service Directorate.
- Meli, F. (1988). A History of the ANC: South Africa belongs to us, Zimbabwe Publishing House: Harare.
- Giliomee, H. & Mbenga, B. (2007). New History of South Africa. Tafelberg Publishers, Cape Town
- Bhana, S. & Pachai, B (eds) (date unknown). A Documentary History of South African Indians, part 2: The search for equality, 1914-1982. A rich compilation of articles, documents, letters and speeches. (published online by SAHO)
- Hani, C. (1986) “The Wankie Campaign,” Dawn, Souvenir Issue, 25th Anniversary of MK, edition 35, cited in SADET, The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Vol. 1 (1960-1970), Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2004, pg 480.
- Lodge, T. (1983), Black politics in South Africa since 1945, Johannesburg: Ravan Press.
- Morris, M. (1971) Southern African Terrorism, Cape Town: Howard Timmins.
- SADET (2004), the Road to Democracy in South Africa, Vol. 1 (1960-1970), Cape Town: Zebra Press.
- SADET (2006), the Road to Democracy in South Africa, Vol. 2 (1970-1980), Pretoria: UNISA Press.
- Stott, N (2002), From the SADF to the SANDF: Safeguarding South Africa for a better life for all, Violence and Transition Series, Vol. 7, cited in Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
- “University of Fort Hare, ANC London Office, Thabo Mbeki’s Correspondence, ANC London Papers, ANC Archives, University of Fort Hare” cited in SADET (2004), the Road to Democracy in South Africa, Vol. 1 (1960-1970), Cape Town: Zebra Press.
- Badat, S. (date unknown) Black Student Politics, From SASO to SANSCO 1968 – 1990. (published online by SAHO)
- Luckhardt & Wall (1980). ORGANISE... or STARVE! The History of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU). Lawrence and Wishart, London. (published online by SAHO)
- Turning Points in SA history, book 5; People, Places and Apartheid. A textbook series commissioned by the Department of Education, produced by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and STE Publishers. (published online by SAHO)
- Turning Points in SA history book 6; Negotiation, Transition & Freedom. A textbook series commissioned by the Department of Education, produced by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and STE Publishers. (published online by SAHO)
- Schreiner , B. (ed.) (1986). My spirit is not banned, as told by Frances Baard to Barbie Schreiner Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Publishing House. (published online by SAHO)
- Mokae, G. (2004). Robert McBride: A Coloured Life. Published by South African History Online and Vista University.
- Hirschsohn, P. & Patel, Y. (eds). Married to the Struggle: Nana 'Liz' Abrahams tells her life story'. (published online by SAHO)
- Joseph, H (1986). Side by side: the autobiography of Helen Joseph, London: Zed. (published online by SAHO)
- Drew, A (1997). South Africa's Radical Tradition 2, 1943-64, Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. (published online by SAHO)
- Bernstein, H (1978). No46: Steve Biko. London: International Defence and Aid Fund. (published online by SAHO)
- Hermer, C. (c1980), The Diary of Maria Tholo. Johannesburg: Ravan Press. (published online by SAHO)
- Naidoo, P (1992). Le Rona Re Batho: An account of the 1982 Maseru Massacre. Original Publishing details unknown. (published online by SAHO)
- Campschreur, W. & Divendal, J. (editors) (1989). Culture in another South Africa. Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated. (published online by SAHO)
- Ebrahim, H (1999). Soul of a Nation: Constitution-Making in South Africa. Oxford University Press, extracts (published online by SAHO)
- Coleman, M (ed.) (1998). A Crime Against Humanity: Analysing the Repression of the Apartheid State, Human Rights Committee.
- Feit, E (1971). Urban revolt in South Africa, 1960-1964, a case study. Northwestern University Press ([Evanston, Ill.])
- Shubin, V (1999), ANC: A View from Moscow, Mayibuye Books University of Western Cape.
- Dr. Variava, R. The Deployment of Racism in South Africa. Department of Philosophy, UNISA.
- Fattal, A (1987). Photography and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa. South African History Online.
- Van Driel, N (2003). The Wankie Campaign, The ANC's first armed military operation: July - September 1967. MA Degree, Department of History, University of the Western Cape.
- Clark, E (1992). Protest Art in South Africa 1968 - 1976: A Study of its production, context and reception. Master of Arts Degree, Department of fine art and History of Art, University of Natal.
- Barrell, H (1993). Conscript to their Age: African National Congress Operational Strategy, 1976-1986. D.Phil. thesis in Politics, Faculty of Social Studies, University of Oxford, Trinity Term.
- Baloyi, J.S. An Investigation into Vigilantes and Political Violence in KwaZulu-Natal, 1985 - 1994. Degree Magister Artium (history), Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.
- Pissarra, M (1991). Criticism and Censorship in the South African 'Alternative' press with particular reference to the cartoons of Bauer and Zapiro (1985-1990). B.A. Honours Dissertation, Dept. Art History, UCT.