June 16 1976

 
Parcel of Death memorialises Onkgopotse Abram Tiro
Parcel of Death memorialises Onkgopotse Abram Tiro
The saying “blood is thicker than water” shouldn’t have been true in the case of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro. The slain anti-apartheid activist was...
Don’t let commemorations mangle history
Don’t let commemorations mangle history
Commemorations are double-edged rituals. On one hand they express the will to remember, while on the other they are vital political practices for...
From the archives: Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla
From the archives: Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla
This remarkable account gives a face and personality to that shadowy stereotype which we so often read about and fear, and which we understand...
Voters’ anger and resignation
Voters’ anger and resignation
Standing under the big tree on the grounds belonging tohis village’s musanda (chief) on the morning of the elections, Khorombi Sadiki slowly beat...
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 

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