Jonathan Crush

Jonathan Crush is a Canada Research Fellow and an associate professor of geography at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of The Struggle for Swazi Labour, 1890-1920, and coauthor of South Africa’s Labor Empire: A History of Black Migrancy to the Gold Mines.

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In June 1976 political demonstrations in the black township of Soweto exploded into an insurrection that would continue sporadically and spread to urban areas across South Africa. In their assault on apartheid the youths who spearheaded the rebellion attacked and often destroyed the state institutions that they linked to their oppression: police stations, government offices, schools, and state-owned liquor outlets.