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South Africa's Soviet Theoretical Legacy

The article discusses the influence of Soviet ideological constructs on the policy programmes of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party. The most important of such constructs was the notion of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR) which, since 1969, has constituted the core of the ANC’s programmes and ideology. Since 1994, when the ANC came to power, the NDR has been the goal and the basis of the policy of this party. The article analyses the history of the NDR concept, its contents and goals and explores its long route from the Soviet Union to South Africa.