- 1976 black students protested that they had to be educated in Afrikaans
- Revolt in Soweto and other townships resulted in as many as 575 deaths
- Prominent youth leader Steve Biko was beaten to death by police
- Youth became very active in the African National Congress after this
- “Total Strategy” was developed where they sabotaged South African cities
- Civil disobedience, strikes, boycotts and even more violent measures
In 1976, black students were infuriated because they had to be educated in the language of the white people (Afrikaans). The revolt in Soweto and other towns resulted in 575 deaths. Following these revolts, the youth became very active members of the African National Congress. They began to sabotage South African cities; causing strikes, civil disobedience, boycotts, and other violent attempts.
Question: If you believed strongly in a cause, would you go as far as the South African youth?