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20 years on, has the Constitution united South Africa?

 On this day, the 10th of December 1996 then President of South Africa, the much loved mofu Nelson Mandela signed the Constitution of the republic in Sharpeville Soweto, where in 1960, scores of black people were shot and killed by the apartheid police after thousands gathered at the Sharpeville police station in protest against pass laws which prevented them from working or living in certain parts of the country. 826 more words

News

President Jacob Zuma leads 20th Anniversary of Constitution celebration, 10 Dec

15 Nov 2016

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, accompanied by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will lead the 20th anniversary celebrations of the South African Constitution on 10 December 2016 in Sharpeville, Vereeniging, Gauteng. 262 more words

2015 Tierney Fellow Tsepo Gumbi takes a new look at Sharpeville in a new solo exhibition at the Market Photo Workshop

Re-Imagining Sharpeville – a solo exhibition by 2015 Tierney Fellow Tsepo Gumbi runs at the Photo Workshop Gallery at The Market until August 28.

His exhibition is a visual investigation of contemporary Sharpeville. 430 more words

Anger in the Vaal

“They picked up dead bodies in Sharpeville every day this week. They picked up dead schoolchildren, dead mothers and fathers, dead community councillors. By the end of the week they had found 30 bodies – but residents said there were more.” 649 more words

Year 1984

Across the bridge #Soweto #Sharpeville

                                        RIP to the fallen but: Non sine causa mortis. -Nyonglema

Why didn’t the police throw flowers instead,
As our Master recommends when your cheek gets beat… 174 more words

Life

Youth urged to preserve local music

Youth urged to preserve local music

The legendary Mahotella Queens has vowed to return to Sedibeng region to facilitate musical workshops following a stint visit in a bid to preserve Mbhaqanga legacy. 178 more words

Infotainment

A MODERN HISTORY LESSON

Yesterday marked the 56th year of remembering Sharpeville; a day we know as Human Rights Day. I found many people quietly asking “What is Human Rights Day again?” or “Is it only a South African holiday?” 454 more words