Posts tagged Apartheid

“Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”. Archbishop Emeritus Tutu. Photo: Flickr/Port of San Diego.

10 quotes from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who turns 85

Today we celebrate the birth of a living South African icon, retired cleric and anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who turns 85. A beacon of hope, Tutu continues to inspire South Africa and the rest of the world with his fearlessness, great leadership, fighting for the improvement of the rights of all citizens. We share with you our selection of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu’s most profound and inspirational quotes.

South African students gather in Soweto on June 11, 2016 at a march held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising - when police opened fire at black students protesting against the use of Afrikaans as the primary language in their schools - marking one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid struggle. Photo ANP/AFP Marco Longari

Social media reflections on Youth Day: What does the day mean?

As South Africa celebrates Youth Day in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16, 1976 Soweto Uprising when students protested against the racist and unjust bantu education system, we ask what the day means to you? We look at contributions on social media to understand what the day means to South Africans as they reflect on the sacrifices made, take stock of the current state of affairs and hopes for the future.