What happened in June in South Africa?

Soweto uprising
Location Soweto, South Africa
Date 16–18 June 1976
Deaths Minimum of 176 with some estimates ranging up to 700
Injured 4,000

What happened on 16 June youth?

Youth Day commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools.

What is the significance of the 16th of June in South Africa?

On 16 June 2021, which is declared a public holiday, is a day set apart to recognise the bravery of protesters in Soweto, led predominantly by high school pupils who demonstrated against the South African Apartheid regime’s enforced introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of teaching in schools.

Who was born on the 16th of June?

Celebrities – “FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS: 16 JUNE” (246)

King Gustaf V (*Jun 16, 1858) King of Sweden SE
Teal Swan (*Jun 16, 1984) Spiritual Catalyst, Healer, Author US
Tupac Shakur (*Jun 16, 1971) singer, actor, scriptwriter US
Daniel Brühl (*Jun 16, 1978) actor ES
Erich Segal (*Jun 16, 1937) writer US
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Is June 16 celebrated under another name?

Since the early 1990s, June 16, now known as Youth Day, has been remembered, commemorated, and memorialised as public history. There have been different ways and forms through which the June 16 1976 student uprisings have been commemorated.

Why is Youth Day on the 16th of June?

Youth Day commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools.

What’s the meaning of Youth Day?

Youth Day is a holiday dedicated to the youths of a country. It is observed by 18 countries, on many dates throughout the year. The United Nations agreed on the date of 12 August in 1999.

Who was the leader of 16 June 1976?

Teboho “Tsietsi” MacDonald Mashinini (born 27 January 1957 – 1990) in Jabavu, Soweto, South Africa, died summer, 1990 in Conakry, Guinea), and buried Avalon Cemetery, was the main student leader of the Soweto Uprising that began in Soweto and spread across South Africa in June, 1976.

What significant event happened in 1976?

Major events include Jimmy Carter defeating incumbent president Gerald Ford in the presidential election of that year, the incorporation of Apple Computer Company and Microsoft, and the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Ann Quinlan could be disconnected from her ventilator.

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