NAPTOSA Mpumalanga News Flash 23 of 2016: NAPTOSA Salutes the Teachers and Class of 1976

NAPTOSA salutes the teachers and youth of 1976 for their contribution to changing the political course and education in South Africa.

As NAPTOSA celebrates 10 years as a Union, the country commemorates the 40th anniversary of the June 16 uprising. On June 16, 1976, more than 15 000 students gathered at Orlando West Secondary School with the intention of participating in a peaceful march to Orlando Stadium, to protest against the decree issued by the Bantu Department of Education that imposed the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction at schools.

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