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APF Platform on national elections, 2004

Theme: Elections


Call Number: B1.1.5.1
Identifier: AL3290_B1.1.5.1
Title: APF Platform on national elections, 2004
Date: April 2004
Subject: Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF;
Elections;
Policy documents
Description: The first national elections to be held after the formation of the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) were in 2004. These provided an opportunity for the APF to consider and debate its own approach to electoral politics, representative and participatory democracy in general as well as the 2005 national elections in particular, especially in the light of the fact that some communities and APF activists/supporters had been calling for the APF to stand as a political party in the national elections. After intense discussion for many months, the vast majority of the APF community affiliates and activists agreed that the APF would not itself stand and that the APF's call would be for people not to vote for the African National Congress (ANC) or any other parties in Parliament, but to use the elections as a means to broaden and deepen community struggles and an alternative political and organisational vision. The result was the drawing up of this platform which was spread-published far and wide and which also informed the APF's approach to the next national elections in 2009. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
Type: Document
Format: Access copy - pdf
Preservation copy - tiff
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
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