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Media24 to host Long Walk to Freedom readathon for Mandela Day

2016-07-04 10:18

Media24 is inviting celebrities, politicians, struggle stalwarts, musicians, actors, artists, sport stars and writers to join its 32-hour readathon of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, to celebrate Mandela Day.

#YouthDay: 'Was the youth of 1976 really fighting for this?' - Anele Radebe

2016-06-18 13:00

The youth of 1976 fought for better education for us but all we do is smash all their efforts right in their faces, writes Anele Radebe, Grade 10.

1976 Alexandra activist Japie Vilankulu’s life remembered

2016-06-18 09:04

When the Vilankulu family received a message that their son had been injured during an altercation with the police, Japie Vilankulu's sister says she knew then that her brother would not be returning home.

#YouthDay: 'My friends date sugar daddies' - Nhlanhla Dube

2016-06-17 07:48

Now I don't even think of having fun because my age peers are abusing drugs and alcohol. Girls have started having sex. Some of them don't use protection.

#YouthDay: 'Our school needs chairs, desks, funds' – Lebohang Mamabolo

2016-06-17 07:48

Lebohang Mamabolo is a Grade 10 learner at Sekano Ntoane High School in Soweto, one of the schools whose learners participated in the historic June 16 march 40 years ago, who believes born-frees carry a heavy burden.

We must protect women from exploitation - Zuma

2016-06-16 16:01

President Jacob Zuma says women and girls should be protected from exploitation as the blesser and mavuso phenomena sweep across parts of the country.

We never burnt schools - 1976 student leader

2016-06-16 14:02

One of the student leaders who organised the student uprising of 1976 says government needs to create new legislation against the burning of schools.

Youth of today ready to tackle their own challenges - Makhura

2016-06-16 12:55

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the youth of today have their own challenges but they are ready to tackle them.

The youth of today have chosen FeesMustFall as their struggle – Manana

2016-06-16 12:23

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana says credit must be given to the youth of 2015 for making FeesMustFall their generational struggle.

#YouthDay: 'Please can we all try and get along' – Boitelo Mokgotla

2016-06-16 11:24

Boitelo Mokgotla is a Grade 8 pupil at Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto, one of the schools whose learners participated in the historical June 16 march 40 years ago. She thinks the youth today face major battles, such as sexual molestation.

 

#YouthDay: 'Being young does not mean being oblivious' - Masego Khambule

2016-06-18 13:45

The Soweto Uprising ended tragically with many young people losing their lives at the hands of the apartheid regime for protesting against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

#YouthDay: 'Youth day is not about drugs' – Mandla Maswanganyi

2016-06-18 12:51

Mandla Maswanganyi is a Grade 12 pupil at Orlando High School in Soweto, one of the schools that participated in the historic June 16 march 40 years ago. He says youth today struggle with peer pressure, drug abuse and gangsterism, among other issues.

Illegal connections trip Eskom supply to parts of JHB

2016-06-17 09:40

Illegal connections overloaded the electricity grid causing power outages across parts of Johannesburg this week, says Eskom.

#YouthDay: 'What about a boy who is scared of initiation school?' - Frans Ntlemo

2016-06-17 07:48

To really honour Youth Day, society needs to stop trying to define "youth" as either a problem to deal with or an issue that can win the elections.

We must all help make schools safer – Zuma

2016-06-16 17:22

President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to stand together to make schools safer by tackling issues such as drugs, violence and bullying.

Our relatives paid with their blood for our freedom - niece

2016-06-16 14:40

The niece of Tsietsie Mashinini - who was at the forefront of the Soweto Uprising - has thanked the government for not forgetting all those killed on June 16, 1976.

Our freedom was not free - Zuma

2016-06-16 14:02

President Jacob Zuma has told thousands of young people at Orlando Stadium in Soweto that the freedom they enjoy today came at a cost.

Zuma arrives to loud cheers, applause at Orlando

2016-06-16 12:36

President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa have arrived at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto to loud cheers and applause as they went around the stadium greeting supporters.

Youth must fight for economic freedom - Mokonyane

2016-06-16 12:02

Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane says the youth of today must define themselves by fighting for economic freedom.

We need to empower the youth to fight unemployment – Manamela

2016-06-16 10:46

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says the country needs to empower the youth in order to deal with high levels of unemployment.

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