Tag Archives: Soweto

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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Soweto Sojourn. 12-10-2011

When I first saw the list of graves that had to be photographed for the South African War Graves Project (aka SAWGP), I knew that sooner or later I would reach a point where I would no longer have graves … Continue reading

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Horizon View Cemetery

Theoretically this blogpost should be called Joliwe Township Cemetery, because that is really the area where the cemetery now is. I probably found this seemingly forgotten cemetery while looking for something in my streetfinder; it is amazing how much information … Continue reading

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