June 16 1976

 
Students who sacrificed for #FeesMustFall deserve recognition
Students who sacrificed for #FeesMustFall deserve recognition
Thirty-nine years after the events of June 16 1976, the #FeesMustFall movement, which began on October 12 2015, led to protests by university...
Class of ’76 weeps for the past – and the present
Class of ’76 weeps for the past – and the present
For one who was at the coal face of the Soweto student march on June 16 1976, when I reminisce about that Wednesday, I battle to block tears from...
Legendary photographer Sam Nzima has died
Legendary photographer Sam Nzima has died
Veteran photographer Sam Nzima passed away in a Nelspruit hospital on Saturday evening.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive
No other woman – in life and after – occupies the place that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela does in South African politics. A stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC), she nevertheless...
Democracy gives memory a new spin
Democracy gives memory a new spin
Heated debates continue into the present concerning the memorialisation and commemoration of the Soweto uprisings. How do the various liberation...
Powerfully unpacking of conditions that led to June 16
Powerfully unpacking of conditions that led to June 16
One of the first films I saw from the Encounters Film Festival’s remarkable selection of documentaries was Uprize!, director Sifiso...
Shooting the struggle
Shooting the struggle
JUNE 16 by Peter Magubane 
Letters to the editor: June 24 to 30 2016
Letters to the editor: June 24 to 30 2016
Those who were “celebrating” the 40th anniversary of the June 16 1976 uprising conveniently avoided talking about the multiple causes of that...
'We didn't burn schools,' Zuma and 1976 activist tell Youth Day crowd
'We didn't burn schools,' Zuma and 1976 activist tell Youth Day crowd
"We were dodging bullets and teargas, we burnt beer halls but we never burnt schools," said Deputy Chairperson of the June 16 1976 Foundation, Dan...
Look to the class of ’76 for guidance – Motshekga
Look to the class of ’76 for guidance – Motshekga
It is hard to believe that it has been 40 years since schoolchildren were brutally gunned down while peacefully protesting for their right to...
Letters to the editor: May 20 to 26 2016
Letters to the editor: May 20 to 26 2016
Reportedly, President Jacob Zuma last week referred to the classic pan-Africanist epic poem by the late Ingoapele Madingoane while addressing a...
Thanks for reminding us Steve, we want to apologise for apartheid
Thanks for reminding us Steve, we want to apologise for apartheid
Steve Hofmeyr reminded us of some important facts about the history of South Africa. We had all forgotten that blacks were, in fact, the architects...

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