The gains of the 1976 youth are well recorded, hence #June16. But how will today’s youth – who watch their future being stolen in broad daylight – be remembered?
The uprisings of 1976 and the Fees Must Fall protests of 2015, almost 40 years later, were important turns in the continuing fight for the true emancipation of a majority of South Africans.
“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom,” stated Prof. B B Senokwane, who was speaking at the Steve Bantu Biko’s memorial lecture at Afslaan hall of UJ’s APK campus.
“How can a protest allegedly in support of gender-based violence leave more casualties in its wake?” asks vice-chancellor.
The University’s Convocation is a body of alumni (including those of its legacy institutions: Technikon Witwatersrand and Rand Afrikaans University and Vista University), management and employees.
Students from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University remonstrated for the removal of the vice-chancellor and executive management members.
The institution viewed Goba’s actions as being opportunistic.