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Soweto Uprising

The Soweto uprising shook the Apartheid regime in South Africa to its core. But it all began with a demonstration by schoolchildren against having to learn Afrikaans at school.

The Soweto uprising shook the Apartheid regime in South Africa to its core. But it all began with a demonstration by schoolchildren against having to learn Afrikaans at school.

Alan Johnston has been talking to one of the schoolgirls who led the march on 16 June 1976.

Picture: Students protest in Soweto against the introduction of Afrikaans in schools, Credit: BBC/Clarity Films/Peter Magubane

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Wed 16 Jun 2010 22:50GMT

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