Durban Moment

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The Durban Moment refers to the period in the early 1970s when the South African city of Durban became the centre of a new vibrancy in the struggle against apartheid. The two central figures in this moment were Steve Biko and Richard Turner – the former was closely associated with the Black Consciousness Movement and the latter with the trade union movement.[1] The two were in a reading group together. Both were influenced by the new left and had links to radical Christian circles.[2]


  1. ^ van Holdt, Karl (2011). "The Johannesburg Moment: Open Address at the Mail & Guardian Literary Festival". Books Live. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. ^ Macqueen, Ian (2011). Re-imagining South Africa: Black Consciousness, radical Christianity and the New Left, 1967–1977 (PhD Thesis). University of Sussex.

External links

  • Fluxman, Tony; Vale, Peter (2004). "Re-reading Rick Turner in the New South Africa" (PDF). International Relations. 18 (2): 173–189. doi:10.1177/0047117804042671.
  • Macqueen, Ian (2010). "Black Consciousness in Dialogue: Richard Turner, Steve Biko and the 'Durban Moment', 1970–1974". University of KwaZulu-Natal History Department. Archived from the original on 2012-12-25.
  • Lambert, Rob (2010). "Eddie Webster, the Durban moment and new labour internationalism'". Transformation. [permanent dead link]
  • Rick Turner, SA History Online
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