June 16 1976

 
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...
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...
Hundreds march against use of Mbuyisa Makhubu's name
Hundreds march against use of Mbuyisa Makhubu's name
While many of Soweto’s youth gathered at Mofolo Park for Youth Day celebrations on Monday, members of Mbuyisa Makhubu’s extended family, along...
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 people shall speak ... their own languages
The people shall speak ... their own languages
In a country dominated by English, how equal, in fact, are South Africa's languages, and how willing are we to fight for our respective tongues? ...

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