Media release

Running orders for commmemoration of 40th anniversary of Soweto students uprising

15 June 2016

15 June 2016

Tomorrow, 16 June 2016 marks the commemoration of 40th anniversary of Soweto Students Uprising. Members of the media are advised of the following order of proceedings:-

Media programme

Part one: Unveiling of Dr M Eldestein plaque led by City of Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau
Venue: Corner Mphuthi and Maelolo streets, Western Jabavu
Time:  06h30 – 07h00

Part two: Renaming of Thabethe Street to Mr Hastings Ndlovu led by Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura
Venue: Corner Pela & Thabethe, Orlando West (400 metres from Hector Peterson Memorial)
Time: 07h30 - 07h45

Part three: Traditional wreath laying ceremony led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Venue: Hector Peterson Memorial
Time: 08h00 - 08h45 

Part four: Formal programme led by President Jacob Zuma
Venue: Orlando Stadium, Soweto
Time: 09h00

NB: Parking for the media is reserved at Orlando High School. 

Harold Maloka
Cell: 082 847 9799

Ireen Magwai
Cell: 082 440 5676

Issued by Government Communication and Information System

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