Youth Day

 
'We didn't burn schools,' Zuma and 1976 activist tell Youth Day crowd
'We didn't burn schools,' Zuma and 1976 activist tell Youth Day crowd
"We were dodging bullets and teargas, we burnt beer halls but we never burnt schools," said Deputy Chairperson of the June 16 1976 Foundation, Dan...
Youth unity lost when students bicker and sober-minded leadership is needed to push our struggles forward
Youth unity lost when students bicker and sober-minded leadership is needed to push our struggles forward
LEADERSHIPThe antagonistic posturing of the ANC Youth League and the Young Communist League of South Africa is worrying. We need people who...
Ten things about June 16 1976
Ten things about June 16 1976
1. June 16 was the first day of what came to be called the Soweto uprising. It began there but spread to other townships around the country and...
We owe it to the 1976 generation to do better
We owe it to the 1976 generation to do better
Every black life matters. In a country where black men and women struggled against and overcame an institutionalised system that regarded them as fit...
National Youth Policy: Crime and health claims fact-checked
National Youth Policy: Crime and health claims fact-checked
South Africa has just approved a new National Youth...
African youth are bystanders in their own economies
African youth are bystanders in their own economies
June 16 2014 was a day on which South Africa missed another crucial opportunity to redeem its painful but important history and herstory. June 16...
Youth Day: Are we missing the mark?
Youth Day: Are we missing the mark?
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will address national Youth Day commemorations at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley on Monday amid concerns that...
Finding Mbuyisa Makhubu, the June 16 1976 hero
Finding Mbuyisa Makhubu, the June 16 1976 hero
Mbuyisa Makhubu was a lanky 18-year-old high school pupil in dungarees when he was pictured in photojournalist Sam Nzima's June 16 1976 photograph....
South Africa has changed for the better, says Zuma
South Africa has changed for the better, says Zuma
"We have come a long way since 1976. South Africa has changed considerably for the better. We thank the youth for their sterling contribution...
ANC push SA youth to fight for economic freedom
ANC push SA youth to fight for economic freedom
"The struggle for economic emancipation ... in this lifetime is undoubtedly the struggle that this generation of young people must commit...
The people shall speak ... their own languages
The people shall speak ... their own languages
In a country dominated by English, how equal, in fact, are South Africa's languages, and how willing are we to fight for our respective tongues? ...

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