June 16: A reflection on safe havens for apartheid liberationists

June 16 marks the 47th anniversary of the Soweto youth uprisings of 1976
June 16 marks the 47th anniversary of the Soweto youth uprisings of 1976

Today, June 16, 2023 marks the 47th anniversary of the South Western Township (Soweto) youth uprisings of 1976 in the then apartheid South Africa.

After living with and amongst families of both fallen and surviving heroes and heroines of the apartheid for many years, recently I was privileged to meet some who had returned from exile and have since taken Botswana citizenship.

Local entertainer Paul Kgosidintsi a long-time friend of some of the locally based South Africa’s liberation struggle heroes is organising a commemoration event this coming weekend.


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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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