September 12th marks the anniversary of the death of one of South Africa’s most prolific and pioneering anti-Apartheid activists Stephen Bantu Biko

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September 12th marks the anniversary of the death of one of South Africa’s most prolific and pioneering anti-Apartheid activists Stephen Bantu Biko ,Biko rose to prominence as a student leader whilst at university establishing the all-black and pro-black South African Students Organisation (SASO) He later became the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) in the early 70s, an ideological revolution aimed at the uplifting of black culture in the face of the systematic and racially oppressive system that was Apartheid
The growth of the BCM threatened the structure of Apartheid so much so that in 1973 Biko was banned, by the South African government, from taking part in any political activity and was confined to the magisterial district of King William’s Town his birth place
In spite of being banned, Biko continued to advance the work of Black Consciousness. For instance, he established an Eastern Cape branch of BCP…

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