Ceremonious and De-politicised celebrations removes the radical sting of the 1976 Uprisings

Featured Image: On 16 June 1976, black high school students revolted against the anti-black education system. Photo: Bongani Mnguni/City Press/Gallo Images By Masixole Ka Dlamini It has become a normalised ‘political culture’ to commemorate the 1976 uprising without a critical reflection on and a nuanced understanding and meaning of this historic revolutionary uprising, particularly amongst black …

Kilombo Village – Gquzum! Bashaye!

By BO Editorial Collective The children of Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe gathered at the Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha this past weekend to commemorate the June 16 Soweto uprising. There were speakers from all walks of Black Consciousness life, sharing intergenerational knowledge and pumping each other with black love and life! Watch a short video …

Who was Tsietsi Mashinini?: An incomplete biography

By BO Staff Writer Black Opinion republishes this short and incomplete biography of one of the leaders of the June 16, Black Power uprising. The young heroes of the uprising, inspired by the Black Consciousness movement, had the country on standstill and fought diligently for liberation of black people. We republish this short biography in …