Ramaphosa used his weekly newsletter on Monday to reflect on the fateful events of June 16, 1976, when the youth of Soweto and other parts of the country rose up against the inequality of Bantu education.
The country will be commemorating Youth Day on Wednesday. Ramaphosa says keeping the story of June 16 alive is a reminder to today’s generation of the great sacrifices made to secure their freedom.
The 2019/2020 South African Social Attitudes Survey published by the Human Sciences Research Council found that close to 40% of Generation Z has not heard of the historical events of June 16th. A similar percentage has heard about it but knows very little or nothing about it.
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