Speaking to our parents: how is this freedom?

2017-08-17 08:02

To us who have only known democracy the concept of a rainbow nation rings hollow. How is this freedom when the very land we now move freely upon still does not belong to us, writes Ashanti Kunene.

Children’s home not giving up on youth

2017-07-30 05:56

Rosty Langa had heard the tragic story of people leaving their rural homes in search of a better life in Johannesburg and ending up homeless and starving many times. Yet he joined the thousands flocking to the City of Gold.

Teach kids about sex

2017-06-25 00:02

We should absolutely be teaching young people about the complexities of sex. We shouldn’t be holding back information that can save lives, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

Teen disrupts Pan-African debate

2017-06-18 06:01

Top academics and international scholars debating Pan-Africanism and ways to decolonise education were challenged by a teenager, who decried the country’s insufficient funding for education, saying it discriminated against the poor.

What was June 16 for?

2017-06-18 05:53

The core symbolism of Soweto and its association with the radical fringe of the liberation movement has been swept under the carpet, writes Julian Kunnie.

Young entrepreneurs helped by Bizniz in a Box

2017-06-14 19:17

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is working with young people to help them triumph over challenges as most young people struggle to find work and many have given up hope.

‘Young people should chase their dreams’

2017-06-11 06:05

SA is celebrating Youth Month while reeling from the news that the country has slipped into a recession and amid Stats SA figures that indicate massive youth unemployment.

'I am fearing for my life'

2017-06-04 06:01

Nico Badenhorst and Lenette Mary Maree remember the day Henry Harber’s organisation took away their two-week-old daughter about two years ago.

Science Indaba hopes to inspire youth

2017-06-02 14:40

South Africa's science department hopes to attract the country's brightest stars at their Youth in Science, Technology and Innovation Indaba next week.

Survey unveils what millennials want at work

2017-05-21 11:39

A survey has found that South African millennials are seeking flexibility in their jobs.


Poor growth hits the young

2017-07-30 05:56

The unemployment rate of 53% among South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 shows that young people are the worst hit by poor economic growth, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Job shaving means entrepreneurship skills more important for SA youth

2017-06-27 18:25

SA youth will increasingly have to explore entrepreneurship for employment opportunities, says the spokesperson for a national entrepreneurship competition.

Chrysalis Academy gives young people hope

2017-06-20 18:17

Western Cape safety MEC Dan Plato has commended the province's Chrysalis Academy for giving young people a chance to change their lives through an intensive personal development course.

HIV threatens our teens

2017-06-18 06:01

South Africa can be proud of the progress it has made in treating HIV and reducing Aids-related deaths, but its continued failure to prevent new HIV infections among young people is threatening to reverse strides achieved in the past few years.

If not us, then who?

2017-06-18 05:53

We cannot yield to obsolete political dogma, the Instagram tenderpreneur image of success or a leadership that fails to recognise the issues surrounding our youth, writes Dineo More.

Youth activism and literacy

2017-06-11 06:10

Something interesting has re-emerged in our country, which carries enormous influence and inspiration: youth power, writes Thulile Seleka.

'Kids should bond families'

2017-06-04 06:01

On August 28 2015, two children were removed from their parents – Juan-Pierre Le-Corré and Nicole North. The kids are five and two years old. Wild Wild Guardians’ reason was that the children were being neglected and abused.

‘Give us back our children'

2017-06-04 06:01

The Hawks are investigating at least 140 cases of children that were allegedly snatched from their parents on the pretext that the parents, who are poor, are drug users who pose a danger to their children.

The acid test of freedom

2017-05-28 05:58

Millennials know that our democracy is in peril. We must do everything in our power to ensure they get the freedoms we fought for, writes Thuli Madonsela.

So far apart, so close together

2017-05-21 05:46

Nearly half of SA’s young people, both black and white, surveyed in 2016 and 2017 believe the country is changing for the better.

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