What’s happening on JUNE 16th?
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What’s happening on JUNE 16th?

We know it’s a public holiday, but never forget that JUNE 16TH is all about remembering and commemorating the SOWETO UPRISING – the Soweto youth whose brave and selfless action in 1976 was a turning point for change in our country. This year is the 30th anniversary of that day and we urge everyone to take some time on the 16th to remember our past and pay hommage to those who gave their …young lives in the struggle for freedom. We must never forget our past in order to continue to move onwards and up. Represent! The main event will be taking place in the FNB stadium – we urge all Representers to go along and join in the day’s events. National Youth Day Rally all roads to FNB Stadium (16 June 2006) The National Youth Day programme will commence with the moment of silence throughout the country at 09:00 which is the approximate time in which the first victim of the June 16, 1976, Hector Zolile Peterson, was shot by the security forces of the time. A march will commence from the Morris Isaacson High school and proceed to the Hector Peterson memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony. President Thabo Mbeki will address a rally at the Soccer City Stadium (FNB) immediately after the wreath-laying ceremony. ********************************************************************** Then there’s live music in Newtown – it’s not on the 16th but it’s all about the 16th: Dr Badela The name Dr Badela comes from a black journalist named Dr Mono Badela. He worked for the Daily Despatch where he was controversially fired for writing about the June 16 Massacre and writing about things as they were. He then moved to Johannesburg and worked for City Press and onto Mail & Guardian. At Mail & Guardian he was again fired for writing black consciousness stories which led him to be exiled to Europe, America etc where he wrote about the true state of affaires in South Africa. While in exile, he worked at the New York Times, mobilizing rallies in Sweden, England etc. Dr Badela became the first Communication Minister at the Eastern Cape after 1994. He later retired and passed on of which its been three years now. He was Honored Doctor of Journalism by the Rhodes University after his death. Hence the band Dr Badela was formed in honor of the late Dr Mono Badela. It’s a 6 piece band with three vocal artists and 3 instrument artist. Long Live Dr Badela! Monday Blues Production Zimele Concert 17 June 2006 @ Horror Cafý 20h30 R50 Line up: Dr Badela, Roots 2000, Mpandekor, Sliq Angel & MXO, Poet: Motofela *****************************************************************...

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