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Stanley Mathabatha
Chupu Stanley Mathabatha (born 21 January 1957) is a South African politician and the current premier of the Limpopo province. Mathabatha is a former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) guerrilla, he is also the Provincial Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo Province since February 2014. Early life and career During the struggle Stanley Mathabatha, a renowned MK cadre in the Motetema area under violent conditions precipitated mainly by the presence of the local police training academy. He joined politics at a tender age and became a member of the ANC's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1977 at the age of 20 after the 1976 Soweto uprising and the same year that his close friend, Peter Mokaba was detained under the Terrorism Act. In the 1980s, Stanley Mathabatha rose to become a prominent leader of the then United Democratic Front (UDF) and later he was part of the advanced youth detachment commonly known as the Young Lions of the North, the most revered, a ...
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The Honourable
The prefix The Honourable (or The Honorable in the United States and the Philippines), abbreviated to The Hon., Hon., or The Hon'ble, is an honorific Style (manner of address), style that is used before the names of certain classes of people. International diplomacy In international diplomatic relations, representatives of foreign states are often addressed as "The Honourable". Deputy chiefs of mission, ''charg├ęs d'affaires'', consuls-general and consuls are always given the style. All heads of consular posts, whether they are honorary or career postholders, are accorded the title according to the State Department of the United States. However, ambassadors and high commissioners are never given the style, with the title "Your Excellency" being used. Usage Africa The Congo In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the prefix 'Honourable' or 'Hon.' is used for members of both chambers of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Informally, senators are sometimes ...
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1976 Soweto Uprising
The Soweto uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over Demographics of South Africa, 59 million people, it is the world's List of countries by population, 23rd-most populous nation a ... that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. It is estimated that 20,000 students took part in the protests. They were met with fierce police brutality and many were shot and killed. The number of people killed in the uprising is usually given as 176, but estimates of up to 700 have been made. In remembrance of these events, 16 June is now a public holiday in South Africa, named Youth Day#South Africa, Youth Day. Causes of the protests Bantu peoples in ...
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