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Recollections of 16 June 1976

A planned, peaceful protest in Soweto against Afrikaans as the teaching medium in schools on 16 June 1976 became one of the most pivotal days in South Africa's history. After the police opened fire on the mainly child protestors, the march quickly changed from peaceful to chaotic. Those who were there shared their memories.

Stopping in Vilakazi Street, Soweto

One of South Africa's most famous streets - the only one in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners - has long been a must-see tourist attraction. Now, the Vilakazi Street precinct has become fully visitor-friendly, with public art, memorials and benches picking out its historical sites.
Hastings: forgotten hero of 1976

Hastings: forgotten hero of 1976

June 16 1976 is a day deeply etched in the memories of many South Africans, symbolised in the form of 12-year-old Hector Pieterson, who was shot and killed by police. But another boy, Hastings Ndlovu, was probably shot before Pieterson, although no photographer was on hand to record the moment.

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