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Continuity in contradiction? : the prospects for a national civic movement in a democratic state : SANCO and the ANC in post-apartheid South Africa

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  title={Continuity in contradiction? : the prospects for a national civic movement in a democratic state : SANCO and the ANC in post-apartheid South Africa},
  author={Elke K. Zuern},
  year={2004}
}

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