PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Sello Moroe
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 209
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Sello Moroe's badges.
 

20 years after freedom and youth

11 June 2014, 08:30

20 years after freedom and the youth

A 20 year old person we call them a young adult. This person, if not somehow handicapped, should be able to do most of the things for themselves and more or less independent. We basically look to them as adults.

They could be having a kid by this time and should be finished with school except if they are dunderheads and failed classes. But we take it for granted we speaking about a normal person who is a given they finished school, should more or less be working on their future studying at tertiary or in a job market working to support their lives…We talking a fully grown person here…20 in years.

We have 20 years in democratic dispensation. Using the analogy above, clearly we have a handicapped person here in relation to what we expect should have happened by now regarding youth issues. You can check all June 16 documents and articles; the same theme-unemployment, aids, drug abuse, early pregnancy, lack of skills development, yada yada yada yada…I bet, a decade to come we should still be parroting the same themes regarding the youth of this country.

You know what makes me want to go to the toilet, is that this freedom was brought about by the youth. They youth of this country ran the streets risking bullets and tear gas fighting for their freedom. Next thing the same youth that faced the brutal force of the apartheid regime unarmed, save for the stones, today are like they do not exist or matter.

We have old people in government talking old subjects that are far removed from the youth. The youth are just an extra in their issues. An appendix. Not even a subject. Something that they speak about in passing. Never deliberating about. But they are what they are thanks to the very same youth they don’t take serious.

You will see them speak like youth matter going to June 16 executing business of the day. After that, they will speak about them again next year…in the same way.

When people that fought for freedom are mentioned and acknowledged, you will hear about Mandela, Hani, Zuma, Mbeki, Sisulu…etc etc…mainly the anc stalwarts…but anyone will tell you, during the eighties, when the fight for freedom was in their height. None of those people were running the streets…THEY YOUTH OF THIS COUNTRY WERE THE ONES RUNNING THE STREETS MAKING THIS COUNTRY UNGOVERNABLE!

I will not speak about unemployment, aids, youth pregnancy and all such repeatition..My message is that this government begin to take our young people serious, needless to say they are the future of this country. Today we have a ministry of women and also now of small businesses. I thought we would have a ministry of the youth, earnestly taking youth issues by the horns. This goes to show how our government doesn’t take our youth serious, and watch…they say this is a ticking time bomb that they sit on. A matter of time before they regret taking the youth as hitch hikers in their bus of important factors…A MATTER OF TIME.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor
SARS and local municipalities it ...

SARS and local municipalities it is now time to tax Churches. Read more...

186 comments 4248 views
Submitted by
Response: Traditional initiation ...

As a proud citizen of the Western Cape, born and raised on the outskirts of Cape Town, I do not see the need to undergo initiation to become a man. Read more...

0 comments 578 views
Submitted by
Shaun Engel
Comedy on long

Ever wanted to be a comedian? Be on stage and make people laugh…well these guys do it for a living – If laughter is the best medicine after tonight I’m sorted for winter…flu for whaaaaat o_O Read more...

1 comments 105 views
Submitted by
Jaco Prinsloo
Everything converges in September...

There seems to be anticipation around the world that something big is going to happen in September this year. Read more...

44 comments 523 views
Submitted by
Jacques de Villiers
Initiation school on Table Mounta...

That sounds like a really wonderful idea. Even though the Xhosas were never traditionally in the Western Cape, the reality is that many of them are now and will forever be an integral part of it. Read more...

5 comments 911 views
Submitted by
Digital Soigneurs
5 Things to Consider about your L...

Dont assume that your current Linkedin Profile Picture is great...that ID looking pic is average at most...nothing to be proud about.. Read more...

0 comments 733 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.