Paper 3 Prompt

Imagine you are a political strategist, asked to provide an assessment of the role of individuals in achieving political change (or maintaining the status quo) by their leadership of specific political movements.

Chose one of the following political organizations, briefly describe its goals and assess the extent to which a specific individual shaped political change.

  • Nationalist Party, 1950-1970
  • ANC + Charterist organizations, 1950-1965
  • ANC + Umkhonto we Sizwe, 1963-1970

Date ranges reflect periods for which you have detailed information available in the course readings so far; they are guidelines, but NOT hard and fast boundaries. You can structure an effective argument with earlier or later evidence, too.