The s period was a watershed for youth politics in South Africa. Their activities were becoming increasingly radical and openly hostile to apartheid and white supremacist rule in general. However, it was still a cautious approach, with the limited objective of preparing young scholars for leadership in the Black community. Still, the climate was politically charged with opposition to measures and policies that sought to reinforce Black subjugation.
Townships across the country were experiencing an increase in the number of scholars and schools. This meant the youth in townships were increasingly being concentrated at schools and youth networks were beginning to have a wider reach.
The uprising raised the political awareness of students and introduced a renewed sense of independence and initiative among the youth, inspiring them to change their surroundings, with schools as their first focus. However, the initiative was limited to Soweto, without any serious attempt at forming a national body. Advances in technology allowed presses, more so than ever before, to perform multiple operations at a single location simply at the touch of a button. A single operator was required to press that button and make sure the machine ran smoothly.
Although these advances had positive benefits, primarily in terms of safety for workers, increased automation also meant that fewer people were required to produce an equivalent output. As a result, companies reduced their numbers of hourly workers drastically.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was formed in and required companies to bring their equipment up to a level of compliance. As a result companies often replaced older machines and jobs with newer, more automated presses. Technical Specs.
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The s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, , and ended on December 31, Contents. 1 Overview; 2 Politics and. This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the s. In North America, Europe, and Oceania, the decade saw the rise.