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Every Nation Needs Its Youth

The reasons are that youths possess boundless energy, enthusiasm and revolutionary thoughts among others and are, therefore, vibrant actors of social change.

 

Whether it’s running their own businesses, or making positive changes in their communities, young people are doing great things.


Unlike the global and more general celebrations of youth and their role in society, Youth Day in South Africa has an extraordinary historical significance dating back to 16 June 1976.


Youth Day is the remembrance of the beginning of the 1976 Uprising which started in Soweto and spread across the country.


South Africa celebrates Youth Day, which honours and pays tribute to the memory of the brave school children who lost their lives in the fight for human rights. Of course, it isn’t just a time for reflection; the day presents the opportunity to focus on the issues that affect our youth today and implement long-lasting initiatives to empower them.


No matter how we choose to spend this public holiday as South Africans, remember to take the time to reflect on the incredible sacrifices of the students who fought for equal rights and think of ways in which you can help to empower and uplift the future generations of our country.


Support our youth, honour their ideas! for they are the leaders of tomorrow!
Happy Youth Day!