Historians commemorate June 16

Historians commemorate June 16University of South Africa’s Department of History in collaboration with the NIHSS and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation jointly hosted a seminar in commemoration of the  16 June1976  uprising. It was held at the Miriam Makeba Hall, University of South Africa, New Muckleneuk Campus on on 14 June 2017.

Themed June 16 1976 with Reflection and Revisiting of the Curriculum: Whose History is this anyway…, the seminar's robust programme was comprised of topical presentations delivered by the keynote historians:  

  • The road to Soweto - Dr. Julian Brown (WITS)
  • Forgotten or Ignored Legacy? The Haunting Spectre of Tsietsi Mashinini on South Africa’s Democracy - Prof Kealeboga Maphunye (UNISA)
  • Memories of June 16 - Nolungcwe L Jobodwana (Unisa)
  • An analysis of the presentation of the 1976 Soweto uprising in Grade 9 History textbooks - Prof Seroto (UNISA)
  • The role of teachers in political conscientisation and mobilisation in Maokeng Township, Kroonstad, 1972-1976 – Dr Tshepo Moloi (WITS)
  • Life histories of 1976 activists in Cape Town – Phindile Kunene (Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education)