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ABRECSA

Alliance of Black Reformed Churches in South Africa

ANC

African National Congress

ANC (WP)

African National Congress (Western Cape)

Anti-CAD

Anti-Coloured Affairs Department

Anti-PC

Anti-President's Council

Anti-SAIC

Anti-South African Indian Council (Campaign)

APDUSA

African People's Democratic Union of South Africa

ARM

African Resistance Movement

AZACTU

Azanian Council of Trade Unions

AZAPO

Azanian People's Organisation

AZASM

Azanian Students Movement

AZASO

Azanian Students Organisation

AZAYO

Azanian Youth Organisation

BAMCWU

Black Allied Miners and Construction Workers Union

BC

Black Consciousness

BCM

Black Consciousness Movement

BCP

Black Community Programmes

BOSS

Bureau of State Security

BPC

Black People's Convention

BSS

Black Students Society

CAD

Coloured Affairs Department

CAHAC

Cape Areas Housing Action Committee

CAL

Cape Action League

Cathsoc

Catholic Students Society

CAYCO

Cape Youth Congress

CCB

Civil Cooperation Bureau

CI

Christian Institute of Southern Africa

COD

Congress of Democrats

Comintern

Communist International

Contralesa

Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa

COSAS

Congress of South African Students

COSATU

Congress of South African Trade Unions

COSG

Conscientious Objectors Support Group

CP

Communist Party

CPC

Coloured People's Congress

CPSA

Communist Party of South Africa

CUSA

Council of Unions of South Africa

CWIU

Chemical Workers Industrial Union

DEFA

Defence and Aid Fund

Descom

Detainees Support Committee

DEW

Detainees Education and Welfare

DPSG

Detainees' Parents Support Committee

EATWOT

Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians

ECC

End Conscription Campaign

FAWU

Food and Allied Workers Union

FBWU

Food and Beverage Workers Union

FedSAW

Federation of South African Women

FedTraw

Federation of Transvaal Women

FOSATU

Federation of South African Trade Unions

FSU

Friends of the Soviet Union

GAWU

General and Allied Workers Union

GCD

Grahamstown Committee of Democrats

Gradac

Grahamstown Democratic Action Committee

GWU

General Workers Union

IANC

Independent African National Congress

ICFTU

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

ICT

Institute of Contextual Theology

ICU

Industrial and Commercial Workers Union

IDAF

International Defence and Aid Fund

IDASA

Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa

IIE

Institute of Industrial Education

ISL

International Socialist League

IUEF

International University Exchange Fund

IWA

Industrial Workers of Africa

IYY

International Youth Year

JORAC

Joint Rent Action Committee

MAWU

Metal and Allied Workers Union

MDM

Mass Democratic Movement

Milcom

Military Committee

MK

Umkhonto we Sizwe

MWASA

Media Workers Association of SA

NAC

National Action Council

NACTU

National Council of Trade Unions

NADEL

National Association of Democratic Lawyers

NAFCOC

National African Chamber of Commerce

NAMDA

National Medical and Dental Association

NCFS

National Catholic Federation of Students

NEC

National Executive Committee

NECC

National Education Crisis Committee

NFC

National Forum Committee

NGK

Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church)

NIC

Natal Indian Congress

NIS

National Intelligence Service

NLL

National Liberation League

NOW

Natal Organisation of Women

NP

Nationalist Party

NUM

National Union of Mineworkers

NUMSA

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

NUSAS

National Union of South African Students

OAU

Organisation for African Unity

OB

Ossewa Brandwag (Oxwagon Sentinel)

PAC

Pan-Africanist Congress

PC

President's Council

PEYCO

Port Elizabeth Youth Congress

PFP

Progressive Federal Party

PMC

Political-Military Council (ANC)

POPCRU

Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union

RDM

Rand Daily Mail

SAAWU

South African Allied Workers Union

SACC

South African Council of Churches

Sached

South African Council on Higher Education

SACOS

South African Council on Sport

SACP

South African Communist Party

SACPO

South African Coloured People's Organisation

SACTU

South African Congress of Trade Unions

SACTWU

South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union

SADF

South African Defence Force

SADWU

South African Domestic Workers Union

SAIC

South African Indian Council

SAIC

South African Indian Congress

SAIRR

South African Institute of Race Relations

SANNC

South African National Natives Congress

SANROC

South African Non-racial Olympic Committee

SAP

South African Party

SARHWU

South African Railways and Harbour Workers Union

SASM

South African Students Movement

SASO

South African Students Organisation

SASPU

South African Students Press Union

SAYCO

South African Youth Congress

SAYRCO

South African Youth Revolutionary Council

SOMAFCO

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College

SOYCO

Soweto Youth Congress

Spro-cas

Special Programme for Christian Action in Society, Study Project on Christianity in Apartheid Society

SRC

Students Representative Council

SSRC

Soweto Students Representative Council

TIC

Transvaal Indian Congress

TLSA

Teachers League of South Africa

TUACC

Trade Union Advisory and Coordinating Conference

TUCSA

Trade Union Council of South Africa

UBJ

Union of Black Journalists

UCC

United Committee of Concern

UCT

University of Cape Town

UDF

United Democratic Front

UDW

University of Durban-Westville

UN

United Nations

UNISA

University of South Africa

UWC

University of the Western Cape

UWCO

United Women's Congress

UWO

United Women's Organisation

VAT

Victims Against Terrorism

Wits

University of the Witwatersrand

YCS

Young Christian Students

YCW

Young Christian Workers

ZANLA

Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army

ZANU

Zimbabwe African National Union

ZAPU

Zimbabwe African People's Union

ZIPRA

Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army
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