Youth Day

 
Young people want Youth Day to focus on today’s issues
Young people want Youth Day to focus on today’s issues
It is 43 years since Soweto school children marched for the right to be taught in the language of their choice and were brutally attacked by the...
Companies need to give youth jobs so that SA derives dividends from its young people
Companies need to give youth jobs so that SA derives dividends from its young people
“Entry-level position available. Looking for a candidate with five years of work experience and professional qualifications. A master’s is also...
Ramaphosa: Work experience is a barrier to employment
Ramaphosa: Work experience is a barrier to employment
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on both private and public sector companies to employ young graduates despite their lack of work experience....
Class of ’76 weeps for the past – and the present
Class of ’76 weeps for the past – and the present
For one who was at the coal face of the Soweto student march on June 16 1976, when I reminisce about that Wednesday, I battle to block tears from...
Youth have to make hard choices
Youth have to make hard choices
Exactly 41 years ago, young people from Soweto and other townships demonstrated their power by mobilising in numbers to challenge the apartheid...
Malema targets ANC, Zuma and white capital in Youth Day speech
Malema targets ANC, Zuma and white capital in Youth Day speech
EFF leader Julius Malema addressed a crowd of thousands for more than an hour on Friday, hopscotching between condemnations of the the Gupta...
Zuma vows to shield youth from effects of sluggish economy
Zuma vows to shield youth from effects of sluggish economy
Education, entrepreneurship and economic emancipation dominated President Jacob Zuma’s Youth Day speech, as he encouraged young South Africans to...
South Africa has failed its young people. What can be done about it
South Africa has failed its young people. What can be done about it
It is more than 40 years since young people, first in Soweto, and then around the country, rose up against the apartheid regime. Initially their protest was against...
Democracy gives memory a new spin
Democracy gives memory a new spin
Heated debates continue into the present concerning the memorialisation and commemoration of the Soweto uprisings. How do the various liberation...
Educate for real change
Educate for real change
Since the Soweto uprisings in 1976 and the first democratic elections in 1994, higher education in South Africa has come a long way.

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