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Youth need to be central to government’s policymaking

Young people answered the call to service during this crisis and made a significant contribution during lockdown, they deserve to be recognised as changemakers

See the light and pass the Copyright Amendment Bill

Strict copyright laws, championed by media mega-monopolies, dash the prospects of young learners, performance artists and the blind in South Africa

Youth Day is just as much for the present as it is for the past

The spirit of defiance against injustice that was captured by the Soweto Uprisings in 1976 can still be felt among young people in post-apartheid South Africa

The rule of law in times of crisis: Covid-19 and the state of disaster

Under a state of national disaster, some rights may be suspended. But it is critical to remember that the Constitution itself is not suspended

The enduring allure of Robin Hoods

Society’s fascination with robbing the rich to feed the poor, whether fabricated or in real life, reveals a profound longing for justice and redistribution in a capitalist world

​June 16: Don’t let commemorations mangle history

The tragic events that took place on June 16 1976 have been appropriated

Class of ’76 weeps for the past – and the present

When we recall those who paid the ultimate price for quality education, don’t forget current learners who are still struggling for decent schooling.

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem

History needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa's social problems

‘Her banishment, our blessing’

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s seven years in Brandfort conscientised a community

ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point

'Students “choose” English. This is not the “choice” anticipated by the Constitution'

Youth have to make hard choices

In their pursuit of success, today’s young people face different challenges to those of 1976

Democracy gives memory a new spin

Youth Day reminds us not to accept a single history blindly but also to question and listen

Shooting the struggle

Despite being kept in solitary for 20 months in total, a defiant Peter Magubane made it his mission to document South Africa’s turbulent history.

Letters to the editor: June 24 to 30 2016

Readers write in about 1976, criminal politicians, and the SABC.

Look to the class of ’76 for guidance – Motshekga

Fourty years on, what can the youth of today learn from the past? That education is a right never to be taken for granted, writes Angie Motshekga.

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