1978: ANTI-APARTHEID YEAR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS! While the racist bosses get fat over their Christmas turkeys, the working people of South Africa reel under increasing burdens, bringing many of us to the point of despair. Our militants are rotting in the racist's prisons. Throughout the land, deaths, detentions, harassments, humiliations, unemployment and starvation ruin for millions of us the so-called 'holiday season'. We cannot bear this oppression any longer. Recent events have shaken the fascists as never before, but it is vital that we step up our mass resistance to the Apartheid state.
1978 must go down in history books as ANTI-APARTHEID YEAR!
WORKERS OF ALL RACES!
The falling standard of living and the prospect of unemployment is all that South Africa's capitalist economy has to offer you in the predicted years of economic crisis ahead. Only a strong united working class can win the fulfilment of your deepest wishes. Rally behind the banner of SACTU, the South African Congress of Trade Unions. Use the powerful strike weapon to force through your economic demands and the programme of the FREEDOM CHARTER.
STUDENTS AND PUPILS OF ALL RACES!
Reject the fascist education system that is being forced down your throats. Whether you are subject to Bantu Education or Christian National Education, it is 3rd rate education designed to support an unjust system. Use the boycott weapon, raise your voices and demand a single, free, compulsory national education system, founded in a society which allows you to actually benefit from what you study.
WOMEN OF ALL RACES!
For as long as the Apartheid state continues to exist, you will be faced with sex discrimination in wages, employment opportunities, legal matters and many other areas. Fight for a state where all forms of discrimination including sex discrimination and sexism will be outlawed forever.
The AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, representing the most oppressed section of our people, leads the South African liberation movement against all the sham institutions held out to us by the fascists - Bantustans, CRC, South African Indian Council, new constitutional 'proposals' and so on.
THE VICTORY OR OUR CAUSE IS CERTAIN! No power on earth is able to hold down an oppressed people forever. This country was colonised by force, the regime is maintained in power by force, and it will be thrown out by force. The use of force to achieve Freedom is not of our choosing. The strategy of armed struggle was initiated only after the ANC was declared illegal and so forced underground, and only after decades of peaceful demands for the ending of racial and colonial oppression yielded no improvement.
DIE STRYD DUUR VOORT! VICTORY IS CERTAIN! AMANDLA NGAWETHU!