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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


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



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

March 21, 1960 - Sharpeville, South Africa

March 21, 1960 – Sharpeville, South Africa.

they shot you. in the back.

the oppressors lead tearing into muscled flesh. the flesh of africa.

they massacred you. 20 more words

Scribbled Verse

Two special needs learners tragically drown

Two school children lost their lives in a government swimming pool.

The 17 and 14 year-old boys from Thabo Vuyo Special School drowned on the morning of February 16. 129 more words

Current Affairs

Seedtime: A Retrospective of Omar Badsha at the DAG

Seedtime: A Retrospective of Omar Badsha can be viewed at the Durban Art Gallery. Spanning a period of almost 50 years, starting in the 1960s the exhibition includes Badsha’s early prints and drawings as well as his now celebrated photographic essays. 175 more words

Visual Arts