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Thursday, 14 June 2012

What happened on Youth Day?

South African youth remember the Soweto Riots on Youth Day...

It commemorates the start of the Soweto Riots in 1976, sparked off by a government edict that all instruction in black schools would be held in Afrikaans. The ironic picture of Hector Pieterson, a black schoolchild shot by the police in Soweto near Johannesburg during a peaceful process march, brought home the brutalities of the apartheid regime to many people within and outside South Africa. In the weeks that followed over 700 people- mostly youth- were killed.

Youth Day could be a conflict-ridden date, but instead it serves to remind South Africa of the importance of its youth and brings across the message that something like 'the Soweto Riots' should never happen again.

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