Johannesburg in the news:
- South Africa golfer Ashleigh Buhai leads at Women's British Open: JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 2 (ANA) — South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai opened up a commanding three-shot lead at the Women's British Open with a … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Chromaflo Technologies Acquires Liquid Colours' Dispersion Division in Johannesburg, South Africa: Chromaflo Technologies Corp. has concluded a purchase agreement with Liquid Colours (Pty) Limited of South Africa. Chromaflo Technologies has … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- WATCH: Boy, 10, helps Gauteng waste picker push trolley: 'Wow, that was heavy, Mom': Johannesburg is well known for its "trolley men" – homeless people who earn a living by picking out recyclable items from the garbage and taking … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Parliament, ANC slam attacks on police: JOHANNESBURG – Parliament and the ANC on Friday condemned this week's attacks against police officers allegedly committed by informal street … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Joburg CBD vendors: We're being terrorised: Vendors operating in Johannesburg CBD have accused police officers of illegally seizing their goods and terrorising them. This follows clashes … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? The Soweto Uprising was a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. It is estimated that 20,000 students took part in the protests. The number of protesters killed by police was officially given as 176, but estimates of up to 700 have been made. In remembrance of these events, the 16th of June is now a public holiday in South Africa. A thirteen year old Black boy, Hector Pieterson, is the iconic first victim of police brutality, but Dr Melville Edelstein, who had devoted his life to social welfare among blacks, was soon forgotten. He was stoned to death by the mob and left with a sign around his neck proclaiming “Beware Afrikaners”.
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