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My, my, how things have changed, this speaks for itself……….

1965

Exactly 50 years ago, on 8th April 1965, 6 000 students from throughout South Africa marched en-masse down
the length of Church str., to Church Square (Pretoria). This was the first time, in the history of South Africa, that such a mass student action had … ever … taken place.
The photos & annotations (below), from an original student body publication, speak for themselves (scroll down slowly) … 

Students being addressed by the President of the student body

South Africa first! (banner)

We traverse the road of South Africa

We support mother-tongue tuition

Deliver our Universities from Liberalistic lecturers

The Rector of U.P. (Univ. of Pretoria) Prof. C.H. Rautenbach:

“There were rumours spread that students were going to overrun

certain foreign embassies. Such things happen in Moscow and Cairo

not in Pretoria. Congratulations – your behaviour was exemplary”

… but never in South Africa

“We look back and we are thankful.

We look up and we believe.
We look forward and we are hopeful.”
… but never in South Africa …?

2015
Exactly fifty years on, students march again … and history repeats itself … or does it??





 




 
    

2015  


1965

The Rector of U.P. (Univ. of Pretoria) Prof. C.H. Rautenbach:

  “There were rumours spread that students were going to overrun

certain foreign embassies. Such things happen in Moscow and Cairo

- not in Pretoria. Congratulations – your behaviour was exemplary”

October 2015                                                                        

8 April 1965

 

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