June 16

 
We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
The June 16 1976 uprising was a series of protests by black pupils in response to the Afrikaans-medium decree of 1974. For the government dominated...
South Africa has failed its young people. What can be done about it
South Africa has failed its young people. What can be done about it
It is more than 40 years since young people, first in Soweto, and then around the country, rose up against the apartheid regime. Initially their protest was against...
Soweto uprising: Four decades on, SA still struggles with violent policing
Soweto uprising: Four decades on, SA still struggles with violent policing
June days in South Africa can be dark, cold and short. The sun rises late and sets early. Highland frosts feel their way through blades of...
Family feud behind mall's removal of June 16 statue
Family feud behind mall's removal of June 16 statue
Some members of the Makhubu family and others people, including about 100 members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, marched to the Hector Pieterson...
Youth Day: Are we missing the mark?
Youth Day: Are we missing the mark?
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will address national Youth Day commemorations at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley on Monday amid concerns that...
The day teenager Poppy 'died' and was reborn ...
The day teenager Poppy 'died' and was reborn ...
That afternoon the 16-year-old girl was on her way to visit her aunt when she was shot in the spine. Thirteen years later, Buthelezi, confined to a...
Thirteen years on, what's happened to the June 16 generation?
Thirteen years on, what's happened to the June 16 generation?
Thirteen years ago tomorrow, the students of Soweto launched the country's youth into the frontline of anti-apartheid opposition. Less than 12...
A giant hole in the city scenery
A giant hole in the city scenery
The city council's decision to blow up two of the cooling towers on June 16 has disturbed a good few people. Ill-timed and insensitive, they've...

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