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Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

This month forty years ago, thousands of Soweto school children took to the streets to protest the racism and inadequacy of Bantu Education. That moment has come to symbolise the role that young people have played and can play in shaping South Africa’s political discourse. It remains a touch point for student activists today. The […]

Soweto Uprising 40 years On: The Image That Shocked The World

Soweto Uprising 40 years On: The Image That Shocked The World

The sky above was dark with smoke. At the railway station, as Ntsiki Makhubo and her mother returned from a day in Johannesburg, they were met by an anxious crowd. As they stepped down from the train, they trod on shattered glass and heard the news. Your brother has been shot and killed, Makhubo was […]

TODAY IN HISTORY: International Day of the African Child

TODAY IN HISTORY: International Day of the African Child

It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU […]