Hector Pieterson

Zolile Hector Pieterson (19 August 1963 – 16 June 1976) was a South African schoolboy who was shot and killed at the age of twelve during the Soweto uprising, when the police opened fire on black students protesting the enforcement of teaching in Afrikaans, mostly spoken by the white and coloured population in South Africa, whereas they wanted to learn their native languages, Xhosa and Zulu. A news photograph by Sam Nzima of the mortally wounded Pieterson being carried by another Soweto resident while his sister ran next to them was published around the world. The anniversary of his death …

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Photographer Sam Nzima with his iconic image of Hector Peterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising




University of the Witwatersrand English

Federation of Transvaal Women (FEDTRAW) and Black Sash women remember Hector Pieterson's death 13 Years earlier and place flowers on his grave. Avalon cemetery, Soweto. 16 June 1989.


Africa Media Online

Memorial to Hector Pieterson and all the other young heroes and heroines of our struggle unveiled Soweto by Nelson Mandela, Soweto, 16 June 1992.ANC president Nelson Mandela unveiled a memorial tombstone


University of the Witwatersrand English

Former founder of advice centre and now on LRT board

and it’s further down in the west, and Hector (Pieterson) died, I think, more to the south. So as coming to join us, it’s in that group that Hector (Pieterson) had died. For me that was a defining moment and that sense of loss where a little boy, Hector (Pieterson), just never left me…has never left me to feel, for you, for me, that moment when Hector (Pieterson) died, I got myself in there for the whole sense of guilt. I think that I used it when Hector (Pieterson) died, there’s a sense of… 12 Int


University of the Witwatersrand English

With Schedule of events and pamphlet introducing the Liliesleaf Legacy Project.

Freedom Park Project, the Apartheid Museum, Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, and the Constitutional


Africa Media Online

Kumalo shakes hands with then US President Bill Clinton at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Orlando West, Soweto, 1994


Africa Media Online

confined to a wheelchair ever since she was injuredt during the student uprisings in Soweto. The Hector Pieterson Memorial commemorates the youth's role in the struggle


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Mahlabe/South MARTHINUS VAN SCHALKWYK, MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM WITH HIS SON AT THE HECTOR PIETERSON MEMORIAL IN SOWETO - 2004


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