Azasm, noun

Origin:
Acronym formed on Azanian Students’ Movement.
An organization founded in 1983 as the student wing of Azapo, supporting the ideology of Black Consciousness.
Note:
Subsequently renamed Azasco (see quotation 1991).
1984 Survey of Race Rel. 1983 (S.A.I.R.R.) 62The Azanian Students’ Movement (AZASM) was inaugurated in Pietersburg in July..a reaction to the movement of AZASO from black consciousness to non-racialism.
1987 M. Maivha in Star 7 May 3A Soweto man whose family is identified with the Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) and Azanian Students’ Movement (Azasm) has been murdered by youths alleged to be political opponents of black consciousness.
1990 R. Malan in Cosmopolitan Apr. 160I..asked the comrades’ permission to interview a teenage member of Azasm — the Azanian Students’ Movement, the youth wing of the BC movement.
1990 Varsity Voice Apr. 4Supporters of the Azanian Students Movement (Azasm) chanted ‘Liberals out! One Settler, One Bullet!’ at last year’s demonstration against the presence of Dr Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert on campus.
1991 Frontline May 17For many years, Wits (like Natal and other varsities of their ilk) refused to recognise Azanian Students’ Movement (Azasm), now Azanian Students’ Convention (Azasco).
An organization founded in 1983 as the student wing of Azapo, supporting the ideology of Black Consciousness.

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