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- Steve Hansen plays down World Cup relevance of All Blacks-Springboks clash: Springboks counterpart Rassie Erasmus is also poised to overhaul his team who beat the Wallabies 35-17 in Johannesburg. An advance party of 14 … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Monkeying around! Elusive baboon on the loose in Johannesburg is seen leaping from building to …: The quiet, calm suburb of Northcliff, Johannesburg, has had an intruder on the loose for longer than a month. The culprit? An energetic four-year-old … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- 'It's good to be back but I want the results now': Halfback Nic White says a week is enough time for the Wallabies to iron out the kinks and deliver an improved Rugby Championship performance … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Alexandra inquiry: Land grabbers will be arrested, says police boss: Sitole was testifying during the Alexandra inquiry, hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg. He told the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Executive from UK's biggest auto marketplace heads to Johannesburg for DTC2019: Russell Warman, Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Auto Trader UK is set to deliver a keynote address at this year's Digital Transformation … – 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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