Youth must embrace the Constitution: Proudly SA

2016-06-16 21:16
CEO of Proudly South African, Leslie Sedibe. (Photo: Supplied)

CEO of Proudly South African, Leslie Sedibe. (Photo: Supplied)

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Johannesburg - South Africa’s youth must embrace the values of the Constitution as the Soweto Uprising is commemorated on Thursday, Proudly SA said on Thursday.

“The June 16 youth were among those who paid the ultimate price to pave the way for us to enjoy our rights as enshrined in the Constitution today,” the organisation’s head Leslie Sedibe said in a statement.

He said that Proudly SA had recently partnered with the justice department and Gauteng Education Department to supply young South African with a copy of the Constitution.

“This forms part of a wider project… to ensure all matric learners across South Africa are given a “slim line” edition of the Constitution, which is geared specifically towards youths with an emphasis on the Bill of Rights.”

Sedibe said that the youth today would be its future leaders and as such needed to make a contribution to the country.

“Embrace social cohesion and tolerance with a view to promoting a united and prosperous country,” he said.

Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of student uprisings in Soweto, when thousands of black students subjected to apartheid-era "Bantu education" practices – took to the streets for peaceful protests but were violently attacked by police – leading to numerous deaths.

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