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Young people want Youth Day to focus on today’s issues

It’s important to honour past heroes, but today’s youth activists also want their own struggles, and contemporary heroes, to be recognised

A snapshot of Sam Nzima

The photo that made him famous cost him his career and almost his life. His death may bring to life his plans for a school of photography

Ramaphosa, ANC hail veteran photographer Sam Nzima

The veteran photographer who 'captured the full brutality of apartheid oppression' died over the weekend

Exposed: SA’s iconic pics plundered

Our photographic heritage is being stolen by pirates peddling ‘pictures of pictures’

‘We didn’t burn schools,’ Zuma and 1976 activist tell Youth Day crowd

"Each and every student was hell bent on defending their classrooms. Classrooms were never ever torched," 1976 student leader Dan Montsitsi said.

[Archives] Ten things about June 16 1976

The day on which black South African school pupils rose up against "Bantu education" is now celebrated as Youth Day.

Letting MuseumAfrica collapse is a cultural assault

Though it may never have lived up to the high ideals of its founder, its mandate certainly did

Photographer says GCIS mum over R20m demand for Madiba image

The state agency allegedly responsible for distributing a picture of Madiba globally says it is seeking an amicable resolution to the matter.

Family feud behind mall’s removal of June 16 statue

A statue of Hector Pieterson was removed earlier this month from Soweto's Maponya Mall "in response to the demands of Mbuyisa Makhubu's family".

Finding Mbuyisa Makhubu, the June 16 1976 hero

What happened to the pupil carrying Hector Pieterson in the photo that epitomises June 16 1976? The trail leads to Canada, but hope is fading.

Keep it in the family, begs Hector Pieterson’s sister

When it comes to the name and legacy of her brother, Hector, Lulu Pieterson does not take no for an answer.

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