- Created: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:15
- Written by A.S. Macfarlane - President, SAIMM
Although this edition is for the month of July, at the time of writing we are approaching the public holiday of Youth Day.
As we should all know, Youth Day in South Africa, celebrated on 16 June, is a public holiday that commemorates an event which resulted in a wave of protests across the country, known as the Soweto uprising of 1976. On this day, between 3000 and 10 000 protestors mobilized by the South African Students
Movements Action Committee, and supported by the Black Consciousness Movement’ marched peacefully to demonstrate and protest against the government-of-the-day’s directive to make the Afrikaans language alongside English the compulsory medium of instruction in schools in 1974.