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Soweto uprising

Explanation
On 16 June 1976, police opened fire on approximately 10 000 school students in Soweto during a protest against the compulsory use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. The shootings provoked extensive unrest and protest throughout Soweto, spreading over the following months to several other regions in South Africa, particularly Cape Town. Around 575 people were killed, 390 in the Transvaal and 137 in the western Cape. Over 2000 people were injured. Arrests, deaths in detention and trials followed the revolt, and the first members of the 'Class of 76' left South Africa for training in armed resistance.

This episode covers the HRV hearings held in Soweto (22 to 26 July) and in Queenstown (22 to 24 July) and the Amnesty Committee hearings held in Kroonstad (22 to 24 July). From Soweto we hear Lolo Sono and Sibuniso Tshabalala?s parents? testimonies on the abduction of their children in 1988 ? ...
... from the HRV Committee hearings held in East London (15 June). The Special Report rescreens footage from the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto (and statements made by state politicians at the time) in commemoration of the day. The episode concludes with a formal apology made to the ...
we bring you a report of two blood baths in that town’s recent history, and of course Gauteng saw a special hearing of the Truth Commission on the Soweto uprising of 1976. But first, we look at the very serious allegations of human rights violations made against two top ANC leaders, Winnie ...
... tragic day for hundreds of young people. But also a day that became a turning point in the struggle for freedom and democracy in South Africa. From Soweto, resistance spread like wild fire through the Witwatersrand and then the rest of the country. It led to harsh repression, but eventually the ...
when South Africa will have …” // Simmering black resentment exploded on June 16, 1976 when police opened fire on protesting school children in Soweto. The protest spread country wide and lasted several months. Hundreds of young township men and women left the country to join the ANC in the ...
... The turning point came in 1976. Students revolted against the use of Afrikaans in their schools. Police crushed the June 16th demonstration in Soweto leaving 23 dead and more than 200 injured, but schools and campuses around the country became battlegrounds. More than 15 000 children were ...
But why this incredible web of disinformation around Stanza Bopape’s murder. The amnesty applicants will say that their motive for the cover-up was to prevent widespread unrest on the eve of June 16, the date of the Soweto 1976 uprising.
The Soweto uprising of June ’76 sparked off similar protests across the country. Youth nationwide came out in solidarity and engaged in street battles with police. By August and September of that year clashes between police and students reached crisis point in the townships of the Cape Peninsula. ...
the Reverend was saying to your question, which is, besides people who haven’t actually been part of the process, let’s just take the example of Soweto ’76. We make a finding on the statements that have come in and let me be honest I think we have about 15 statements from parents, relatives ...
 
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