The June 16 Soweto Youth Uprising Collection

Displaying 1 - 11 of 11
There are many distortions in the dominant narratives around the 1976 students’ uprising. One of the most critical of these is the persistent, subtle projection of that uprising as the exclusive...
Author: Thando Sipuye
Publication date: 22 June 2017
Archive Type: Articles
Publisher: Pambazuka News
When the world remembers the 16th of June 1976, Emily Mavimbela remembers the 18th. There was no cup of tea waiting for her at home after work. On any other day, the elder of her two sons, Sipho,...
Author: Dennis Webster
Publication date: 14 June 2019
Archive Type: Articles
Publisher: New Frame
Hector Pieterson, a 12-year-old South African boy, was one of the first students to die. On June 16, 1976, more than 10,000 black high school students in Soweto marched out of school, protesting an...
Author: DeNeen L. Brown
Publication date: 14 March 2018
Archive Type: Articles
With politicians showing unusual agreement among themselves and media focused on the "global" tribute to Nelson Mandela, there has been unanimous praise in France for the South African leader and the...
Publication date: 17 December 2013
Archive Type: Articles
    On June 16, 1976, as we all know, the children of Soweto, Mamelodi, Gugulethu and other areas rose united in response to a massacre unprecedented in its nature and scale.  On the...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 16 June 1986
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements
The Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976 did not just drop from the sky. The Black students of South Africa did not wake up one day and begin resisting Bantu Education. The uprising was carefully...
Author: Motsoko Pheko
Archive Type: Articles
June 18, 2016 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Amandla! Magazine — A defining feature of the 1976 uprising was the decisive entry of black students onto...
Author: Professor Noor Nieftagodien
Archive Type: Articles

On June 16, 1976, as we all know, the children of Soweto, Mamelodi, Gugulethu and other areas rose united in response to a massacre unprecedented in its nature and scale. On the occasion of the tenth...
Publication date: 16 June 1986
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Chaos in the African Schools. The reorganisation of the African schools in the wake of the changes governing secondary school entrance led to conditions bordering on chaos. The first step was...
Archive Type: Articles

The month of June, like no other month, carries a galaxy of dates each of which records and bears witness to the heroic content of our struggle, the supreme justice of our cause, and our irrevocable...
Publication date: 16 June 1984
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements