Commemorating the youth who changed SA

2019-06-19 06:00

THE history and story of Youth Day, which takes place on June 16, is a story every school-going child learns. The next generation of leaders, our current youth, spoke about what the day means to them and their outlook for the future of South Africa.

17-year-old Preston Pather said: “On Youth Day we pay tribute to those that risked their lives for the human rights of the youth of our nation.

“They fought to overcome inequality and oppression, and we should celebrate the enormous strides we have taken since the Soweto Uprising. We need to use our power as the youth of this nation to take us even further; to better our nation, to better our future,” he added.

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