Napo Masheane sings a new song of freedom

History repeated itself recently when students from the #FeesMustFall protest movement marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand that the government freeze university fees for 2016 and to drive home their message that education should not be a privilege reserved only for the wealthy.

Forty-nine years ago, on August 9 1956, about 20 000 South African women of different races – the majority disenfranchised black African women – marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the hated pass laws imposed by the apartheid government.

Read it at the M&G.

Image – Napo Masheane (Nardus Engelbrecht/Gallo Images)