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Soweto uprising: An unintended lesson of 1976

The Nats thought imposing Afrikaans in black schools would entrench apartheid, writes Nadine Dreyer. But black youth learnt the power of resistance

13 June 2021 - 00:00 By Nadine Dreyer

The teacher walked into the classroom and shouted, “Wiskunde!” The pupils fell silent. Then the teacher picked up a piece of chalk and wrote numbers on the blackboard. The pupils could not understand a word he was saying. It dawned on them that wiskunde is Afrikaans for mathematics...

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