African South Africans and June 16th 1976 Revolt: Sad Times, Bad Times
The days of Mzabalazo ( Struggle/Revolution), had long begun in the primary schools throughout South Africa, in the Eastern and Western Cape in Places like Zwelitsha, Langa and the Transvaal in places like Soweto. What I am saying is that the 1976 rebellion had too many historical antecedents to it before the actual day of 1976. There were issues of non-funded schools, underpaid teachers, less government allocated funds and separate development(racism).
The African communities were expected to buy and pay for their own schooling, children's school uniforms, school books, desks, little coal stoves for the winter, no lunch for the children(each had to carry some few coins to buy themsel