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June 16, 1976 uprising, students relives that day

Today our nation commemorates the 38th anniversary of the student’s uprising of June 16, 1976. The student-led protests in Soweto – known as the Soweto Uprising – claimed about 23 lives in Soweto alone on the day of the march. The protests began in Soweto schools and spread across the country. The unrest was a […]

Azapo calls on government to recognise Biko

Azapo has called on the government to give former Black Consciousness Movement leader, Stephen Bantu Biko recognition he deserves like other liberation icons. Marking the 40th anniversary of Biko’s death, Azapo has launched a series of events to commemorate Biko week, from the 6 to 12th September. Biko died in police detention on September 12, […]

Theatrical production on Steve Biko

The life of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko will soon be relived on stage. The Joburg Theatre has put together a production on Biko’s writings, his legacy and untimely death. The Black Consciousness Movement leader died in police detention on the 12th of September of 1977. To tell us more about this piece entitled ‘Biko’, we’re […]

SA again pioneers world's first surgical procedure

South Africa has again pioneered in a world’s first surgical procedure. The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria conducted a middle ear transplant using 3D technology. In 1967 Dr. Chris Barnard performed the world’s first human to a human heart transplant at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town. For more news, visit: source

President pays tribute to Steve Biko

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will forever remember the high price, Bantu Stephen Biko paid for our freedom. He paid tribute to the slain leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in Parliament last night following the launch of a series of books celebrating the crafting process of the country’s constitution. Steve Biko died on […]

Question Time: Remembering Steve Biko, 12 September 2016

Today marks Thirty Nine years since the death of Black Consciousness Movement Founder Steve Bantu Biko. Steve Biko died under mysterious circumstances while in police custody at the then Pretoria Central Prison on 12 September 1977. Conflicting reports have characterised his death with the police at the time claiming that he had starved himself to […]