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In 1975

The Minister of Bantu Education, M.C. Botha, ordered that African schools must teach half of the subjects in Standards 5 and 6 (grade 7 and 8) in Afrikaans

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People opposed because

They beloved that the children's education would suffer and they saw Afrikaans as the language of the oppressor.

3

On 16 June 1976

10 000 to 20 000 students marched through the streets of Soweto in protest against the use of Afrikaans in schools.
Police fired on the crowd.

4

Destination

Orlando Stadium

5

Morris Isaacson High School

Tsietsie Mashini, the student leader who organized the march, went to this school

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Sam Nzima

Took the picture of Hector Pieterson, 13-year-old boy who was believed to have been the first child killed, even though it was illegal and leaked it to 'World' newspapers.

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Although the uprising was

Eventually crushed by the police, it had important results.
It was the single biggest challenge to the government and the apartheid system.
The government could no longer ignore resistance.

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Other issues in Soweto

Low pay
Poor housing
Pass laws
Political repression

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Police used

Tear gas
Automatic rifles
Stun guns

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Students

Stoned the police to death

11

Mbuyisa Makhubu

Carried Hector Pieterson
Went into hiding and was reported to be found in Canada

12

Students later

Burned down all municipal buildings

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