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How and with what success did the black SAs resist the Gov Policy of Apartheid in the peiriod 1948-76Boycotts alliances among black orgsanisations and groups Non violent and violent protests and strikes During the peiriod 1948-1976 South African blacks resisted the Apartheid policies of the NP by boycotts strikes Violent and non violent protests These mass movements were highly successfull in many ways The early non-violent strikes triggered international awareness and brought blacks from all backgrounds into organised politics The later part of the struggle culminated in the fall of aparthied in 1990 therefore ressistance during this period has to be seen as highly successful The coming to power of Malans apartheid government stimulated a shift in the ANC to firstly more millatant ressastance as well as a united struggle between all races as shown by the the Doctors pact between Naiker Xumz and Dadoo In December 1949 with the support of the ANC Youth League a new leadership came to power in the ANC Walter Sisulu was elected secretary-general and a number of Youth Leaguers were elected to the national executive In 1949 the Programme of ActionPOA was drafted by the ANC youth league The programme claimed the right to self-determinattion for all africans as well as rejecting white dominance but most importantly it called for mass boycotts strikes and civil disobediance and to raise consouness for the struggle via propganda The first major mass action of the POA was the May day strike of 1950 which called for a major stayaway 70 of workers stayed home and this led to a stop in industry although it was peacefull during the day at night cops killed 13 people in a townships Thus a National Day Of Protest and Mourning was called for the 16th june due to these deaths and in protest to the Unlawful Organisations Bill This day was a major sucess as it stopped the bill from
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