Zuma talks drugs, first loves, learning to read and church

2016-06-27 08:22

President Jacob Zuma has called on South African youth to love themselves, build themselves up, respect their elders and stay away from drugs.

Youth look to self-employment to combat joblessness

2016-06-19 15:17

The youth are holding on to a positive attitude toward self-employment as the skills gap between education and employment widens, according to a study.

Youth hear degree not the beginning, or end, to get access to jobs

2016-06-17 12:37

Scores of young people gathered at the Royal Showgrounds for the DA’s Youth Day event on Thursday.

#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.

#YouthDay: 'Free education will give us the boost we need' – Ncumisa Maxengana

2016-06-17 07:24

Ncumisa Maxengana is a pupil at Langa High School who says the FeesMustFall movement and the victories of students fighting for free tertiary education will help children at school now.

#YouthDay: Too many pupils ignore study possibilities - Bathabile Mvamveki

2016-06-16 17:23

Let us get an education and stop unemployment, crime and poverty, says Langa High School pupil Bathabile Mvamveki.

#YouthDay: We should understand more about the sacrifices by the youth 40 years ago - Christopher Wyngaard

2016-06-16 16:20

Christopher Colin Wyngaard is a Grade 10 pupil at Oval North High School in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town. This is his story on the youth of today, who, he believes should know more about the past.

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.

#YouthDay: Challenge the world with new ideas - Alice Kotze

2016-06-16 13:58

When I wake up in the morning, my first thoughts are of my dreams. Not dreams for the future, but rather the dreams I was thrown into in my deep sleep. Dreaming is a basic saviour presented to each and every human being.

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.


PMB teen turns ordinary cardboard into remarkable artworks

2016-06-22 12:00

Cardboard is so often thrown away or recycled, but for Qiniso Gwamada (19) it is a valuable material he uses to create remarkable artworks.

#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.

#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.

#YouthDay: The Soweto uprising was for all of us - Wandile Kokwana

2016-06-17 07:24

The children of 1976 were determined to have a bright future for themselves, says Wandile Kokwana.

#YouthDay: We fight very different battles than the youth in 1976 - Kaylinn Oostendorp

2016-06-16 16:23

Forty years ago there was a student uprising against Afrikaans being used as a medium of instruction in schools where learners were not fluent in the language.

#YouthDay: It makes me proud to see how the youth embrace their talents - Isaac Ruiters

2016-06-16 16:01

When I open my eyes in the morning, I find myself thinking about a South Africa where evil has been abolished, says 14-year-old Isaac Ruiters.

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.

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.

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.

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