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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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Youth Day 16 June

Today, 16 June, is known as Youth Day, although the reality is, it is actually the anniversary of a very tragic and blood covered day that changed the course of South African history irrevocably.    On 16 June 1976, Soweto … Continue reading

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