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
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...