June 16 1976 Soweto Riots

first signs of protest

at Mofolo Secondary School had an argument with their headmaster
over the issue after which he called the police.

the month of March strikes took place in schools in reaction to the
dismissal of three principals by the Tswana School Board as a result
of an argument relating
to the Afrikaans education issue. Orlando West Junior School became the centre
of the crisis.

Last updated : 30-Mar-2011

This article was produced for South African History Online on 30-Mar-2011