Soweto uprising

SA to mark June 16 Soweto uprising

The day apartheid police opened fire on protesting black school children in Soweto on June 16, 1976 will be commemorated in South Africa on Tuesday. Observed as a public holiday, it recalls the day police shot at children marching in Orlando West to protest over Afrikaans as a medium of[…]

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SA Muslim youth making an impact

The events of June 16th 1976 is something of common knowledge to most South Africans; a peaceful demonstration by students in Soweto taking a bloody turn after police opened fire with live ammunition on the more than 15 000 who joined in on the protest. The incident left an indelible[…]

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SA commemorates '76 uprising

South Africa is set to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto student uprisings amidst ongoing questions about the quality of education in the country.On the eve of Youth Day, a Soweto NGO said that schooling in the area was falling into a state of crisis again.“Our schooling environment[…]

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