Johannesburg in the news:
- Book Excerpt: William Kentridge on Antoine Bourdelle, from Jori Finkel's collection It Speaks to Me: … African artist William Kentridge discusses Antoine Bourdelle's Large Sappho (1887, cast 1925), a bronze sculpture in the Johannesburg Art Gallery. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Freight association calls for calm as attacks on truck increase: JOHANNESBURG – The Road Freight Association said more than 2,000 trucks had been damaged in the last 18 months as a result of protests over … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Photographer Johannesburg: List of the best shooters in Jozi: Have you ever tried to look for a professional photographer Johannesburg? If yes, then you must know that it is extremely expensive. However, if you … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Celebrated actor to appear in court for assault: A veteran SA actor is set to appear in the Johannesburg magistrate's court on Thursday on charges of assault and domestic violence over an incident … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- More than 100 taken for questioning as police raid 'bad buildings' in Joburg: More than 100 people were taken in for questioning as authorities raided "hijacked" and problem buildings in Hillbrow and the Johannesburg CBD on … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? The Soweto Uprising was a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. It is estimated that 20,000 students took part in the protests. The number of protesters killed by police was officially given as 176, but estimates of up to 700 have been made. In remembrance of these events, the 16th of June is now a public holiday in South Africa. A thirteen year old Black boy, Hector Pieterson, is the iconic first victim of police brutality, but Dr Melville Edelstein, who had devoted his life to social welfare among blacks, was soon forgotten. He was stoned to death by the mob and left with a sign around his neck proclaiming “Beware Afrikaners”.