Education in exile: SOMAFCO, the ANC school in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992

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dc.identifier.isbn 0 7969 2051 6 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract This book re-lives the exile experience of many South Africans from 1978 to 1992 at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). Much is known about the youth who fled South Africa to join Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Less is known about the many who left the country to receive education and vocational training and to be part of a unique, self-reliant community at the ANC settlements of Mazimbu and Dakawa, near Morogoro in Tanzania. This latter group of mainly young people were equally freedom fighters, dedicated to preparing themselves for service to the Struggle and for reconstruction and development in a free nation. At SOMAFCO were gathered young people, and their teachers, who had been obliged to flee a country whose regime had attempted to miseducate its youth and then turned viciously on them when they resisted. In the difficult conditions of exile this remarkable school sustained and developed an education based on principles of equal opportunity, non-discrimination and the dignity and unity of mental and manual labour. SOMAFCO was a beacon of hope. South Africans from all backgrounds, and solidarity workers from many parts of the world, showed at Mazimbu and Dakawa what a new educational system might be and what new ways of thinking about teaching and learning could achieve. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject SOMAFCO en
dc.subject TANZANIA en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.title Education in exile: SOMAFCO, the ANC school in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992 en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2657 en
dc.outputnumber 1144 en
dc.bibliographictitle Morrow, S., Maaba, B. & Pulumani, L. (2004) Education in exile: SOMAFCO, the ANC school in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992. Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Morrow, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Maaba, B. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pulumani, L. en

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