History and heritage
Acclaimed South African photographer Peter Magubane has published a book of his historical
photographs documenting the 1976 Soweto uprising. At the launch of the book, he remembers,
40 years later, how he strived to tell world of the darkness and brutality of apartheid.
It took a single day for young South Africans to change the course of South Africa's history, setting us on the path to democracy. That day was 16 June 1976. Here is an hour-by-hour account of events as they unfolded, 40 years ago.
Over 16 days a group of travellers journeying through South Africa will highlight the importance
of our Constitution and how it impacts the lives of South Africans.
One of Johannesburg's most recognised historic buildings, the old post office in Rissik Street, is being refurbished, the city has announced. It was built in 1897 and was declared a national monument in 1978. In November 2009, it was wrecked by a fire.
The city of Joburg honoured two of its greatest residents, giving them the Freedom of the City. George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni received the honour for their role in contributing to South Africa's freedom – "one a defender and the other a member of the defending legal team".
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