South African youth speaks out on what June 16th means to them and how they are giving back in their respective fields. It’s been 45 years since the Soweto youth revolted against the poor quality of education in South Africa. South Africa pays homage to these young people every year[…]
In a time of gloom and despair, a best-selling author from the Cape Flats in Cape Town has brought back fond memories with which most coloured people can identify. Yusuf Daniels, 49, from Kenwyn, became an author quite by chance. “I had a groin injury and went to the acupuncturist,[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says there has to be life beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa was addressing a virtual Youth Day discussion on Tuesday focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, and he encouraged young people to take the lead in turning around the economy. “We are looking forward to innovation and creativity[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the high unemployment rate among the youth in the country as “a shame on our country’s conscience”. Addressing several hundred people during the June 16 commemoration in Polokwane, Limpopo on Sunday at the local cricket club grounds, Ramaphosa said it was the youth who reminded[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Sunday commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the keynote address at the National Youth Day event to be held at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. The President is expected[…]
Published by Aimee Pace As part of CapeNature’s 20th annual celebration of conserving nature for the community and its commitment to providing access for all, it will be giving free entry to everyone aged 35 and under on Youth Day this Sunday June 16. All people within this age group will[…]
The following is a Jumuah khutbah delivered by Ihsaan Bassier at Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday 17th June, in commemoration of Youth Day. Youth Day 2016. Forty years ago, school students courageously rose up against an oppressive government and inspired an era of mass resistance. I string together stories[…]
President Jacob Zuma used Thursday’s June 16 commemorative event to appeal for an end to the spate of violence and protests, but hundreds of young people missed out on his message. As Zuma was delivering his keynote address at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, many partied outside the stadium, drinking alcohol[…]
As we commemorate the 1976 student uprisings, the socio-economic climate faced by the youth has gained considerable attention over the past year. Reflecting the hopes of the past, students in taking to the streets highlighted their frustration with the level of unemployment, the standard of education, and questioned the lack[…]
We owe a great debt to the generation that rose up against apartheid writes Desmond Tutu To appreciate the contribution of the children of 1976 to achieving our democracy, it’s important to contextualise their actions in the horror of the time. In the ’70s, the South African government was busily[…]
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