40th Anniversary of the death of Steve Bantu Biko

Honouring a martyr of the South African anti-apartheid struggle.

Event Schedule

12 Sep 2017   06:00 AM - 06:00 PM past event

School of Public Health Auditorium at Wits University

Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

In The Telegraph, David Millward says of the Leader of the Black Consciousness Movement: “Apart from Nelson Mandela, nobody symbolized the struggle against apartheid more than Steve Biko”.


Through SABC’s live broadcast coverage of the 40th Anniversary of Steve Bantu Biko’s death,  not just South Africans, but global citizens will  want to know more about this visionary. Those who thought or believed they knew him may find themselves analyzing more of who he indeed was.

I particularly find even more relevance of his quotes selected and listed below in today’s South African political climate even though their application was intended and addressed to the then enemy.


Tradition has it that whenever a group of people has tasted the lovely fruits of wealth, security, and prestige, it begins to find it more comfortable to believe in the obvious lie and accept that it alone is entitled to privilege.


It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality.


I'm going to be me as I am, and you can beat me or jail me or even kill me, but I'm not going to be what you want me to be.


Who said, “I write what I like”?


By: Babalwa Tyekela


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