Aluta Continua

This multi-media exhibition zooms in on the Western Cape chapter of the 1976 student uprisings, and particularly the response from students, learners and youth across the province after the killing and arrest of school children in Soweto.  The brutal 16 June, 1976 killings immediately sparked solidarity across the country, signaling a shift in resistance politics that would begin to mark the end of apartheid. The 11 August, 1976 killing of school children from Langa, Nyanga and Gugulethu is marked as a turning point in the resistance and liberation narratives of the Western Cape and was a catalyst for widespread, organized resistance campaigns.


Aluta Continua Installation Views, 2019. Photograph: Nigel Pamplin. ©Iziko Museums of South Africa.