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OTD: Soweto Riots Begin

On this day in 1976 Soweto literally exploded as school children and police clashed in what has become known as the “Soweto Riots” or “Soweto Uprising”. An estimated 20 000 students from local Sowetan schools took to the streets of … Continue reading

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June 16th Student Uprising Memorial

I do not recall 16 June 1976 as well as I should and had no idea of the politics that were happening around me. I do remember that it was a scary and very violent period in our history, and … Continue reading

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