Today in history: Indications of protest over Afrikaans

By Drum Digital
24 February 2015

The roots of the student uprising of 1976 can be traced in part to the cutbacks by the Apartheid government on education for Black students.

 24 February, 1976

The result was that Black teachers now had more students to teach and fewer resources to accomplish this task. This coupled with the Apartheid State's insistence on making an inferior curriculum mandatory and stipulating that all instruction had to be conducted in Afrikaans created the conditions that would later erupt as the 1976 student uprising.

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