Soweto Uprising

 
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...
The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem
The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem
History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic...
‘Her banishment, our blessing’
‘Her banishment, our blessing’
Apartheid’s racist spatial planning is evident in Brandfort in the Free State. Thick vegetation and a national highway separate town from...
ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point
ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point
The Constitutional Court judgment of December  29 on the language policy for the University of the Free State (UFS) is seminal and its...
Youth have to make hard choices
Youth have to make hard choices
Exactly 41 years ago, young people from Soweto and other townships demonstrated their power by mobilising in numbers to challenge the apartheid...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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