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SASO, noun

Forms:
Also S.A.S.O., Saso.
Origin:
Acronym formed on South African Students’ Organisation.
A student movement espousing the Black Consciousness philosophy, formed in 1969 after black students left Nusas. Also attributive.
Note:
Banned in 1977; the founding of Azaso in 1979 was seen by some as a move to reconstitute this organization under a different name.
1970 Survey of Race Rel. (S.A.I.R.R.) 226At a meeting of students from the non-white universities and seminaries that was held in December 1968 it was decided that they would form a South African Student’s Organization (S.A.S.O.).
1991 Rhodeo (Rhodes Univ.) Apr. 9Following the walk-out in 1969, black students formed the South African Students Organisation (SASO), which ascribed to the philosphy of black consiousness. However, with the emergence of non-racial politics and the Freedom Charter in the late 70’s and 80’s, SASO reformed as Azaso and then changed its name to SANSCO in 1986.
A student movement espousing the Black Consciousness philosophy, formed in 1969 after black students left Nusas. Also attributive.

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