Youth Day

 
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...
Powerfully unpacking of conditions that led to June 16
Powerfully unpacking of conditions that led to June 16
One of the first films I saw from the Encounters Film Festival’s remarkable selection of documentaries was Uprize!, director Sifiso...
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.
'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...
[Archives] Ten things about June 16 1976
[Archives] 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...