"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories - the language of the oppressed and the languages of the oppressors. Any one language, English, or Afrikaans or Zulu, ma1, be used to oppress other people, or to liberate people. Zulu, spoken by Buthelezi, is the language of the oppressor. Spoken by Mzwakhe it is the language of the oppressed fighting for their freedom. This magazine is committed to the liberation of South Africa, and the liberation of culture and of minds in South Africa. Articles in any languages that speaks of freedom, of justice and of democracy are welcome in SPARK. In the interests of communicating with as many people as possible, the editors might feel it necessary to attach a short translation in English to articles that are submitted in other languages, but it is our policy not to exclude any material on the basis of language. SPARK is put together by an editorial collective drawn from the members of PAP. The contents of SPARK do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PAP or of the SPARK editorial collective. " - Original description from the publication

Contents and On Language

Culture and the national struggle by D.Dingiswayo

Cultural Organisation-What is it and why? by Mzwakhe Mbuli

COSAW The Congress of South African Writers

If Poets must have flags by David Evans

The Cultural Boycott - a tool of of liberation or a tool of censorship? Speech given by Hazzie Sibanyoni

Culture Against Apartheid A Unsponsored Symposium Held In Athens, Greece by Hein Willemse

Sport- As Part Of Culture and Education, and Its Relationship To The Struggle by Vusi Mavuso

On Documentary Photography: A In July last year, documentary Photographer's View

Poem by Frank Meintjies

Music photos by Steve Hilton-Barber (photographer)

Reading for Liberation

Cutting the Crap, A Progressive Forum on Censorship by David Berg

COSATU Regional Cultural Conference

What is the responsibility of the documentary film-maker? by Frank Meintjies

"Red our colour" poem by A.N.C. Khumalo

"For sisters in jail" poem by Barbed Steele

Progressive Art Project

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