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- The complete list of things to do with kids in Johannesburg: If you are wondering about what to do in Johannesburg, the city has so many exciting and fun-filled places. Maybe you try out these places for the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Jonas Rathsman and Ryan Murgatroyd in The Lab Johannesburg: On Wednesday, May 22, The Lab Johannesburg will showcase a pair of the industry's leading house talents. Mixmag favorite Jonas Rathsman will … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada honoured with a life-sized statue: JOHANNESBURG – Anti-Apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada was on Friday described by many as a person who always sacrificed so much for others … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada honoured with life-sized statue: … former Robben Island inmate and struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada on Thursday at the Cradle of Humankind in Magaliesburg, west of Johannesburg. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- S.Africa's rand slips to 1-week low, financial stocks drag down bourse: JOHANNESBURG, May 17 (Reuters) – The South African rand slipped to its weakest in one week on Friday as escalating trade tensions between … – 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”.