The youth vote could topple the ANC

2017-06-21 08:36

The 1976 Soweto uprising taught us that young people can change history. The numbers suggest that can happen again if the youth show up for the next election, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Pick up the spear and fight - Malema

2017-06-16 16:48

EFF leader Julius Malema has called on young South Africans to continue fighting, spear in hand, against various problems in the country.

Scuffle breaks out as Zuma begins Youth Day speech

2017-06-16 13:16

A scuffle broke out in the crowd as President Jacob Zuma was delivering his Youth Day address at the Tshing sport grounds in the North West.

A united youth can end unemployment

2017-06-16 09:30

The youth must transcend their own narrow mindedness for a broader, inclusive vision. They need to show that their struggle goes beyond the needs of young people, writes Sibonele Sosibo.

#YouthDay weekend: 14 ways to survive an SA road trip

2017-06-15 11:50

Many drivers are taking to our roads this weekend as part of the Youth Day long-weekend. Here are 14 tips to help you make the most of your road trip.

When the anger of the youth erupts it will be much bigger than 1976

2016-06-22 07:48

If the frustrations of young people in the townships who feel badly let down by this government erupt into action, we will see violence on as scale infinitely bigger than 1976, says Melanie Verwoerd.

#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.

#YouthDay: 'Bullies will make you wish you never attended school' – Kwanele Hlomuka

2016-06-18 12:51

Kwanele Zakhe Hlomuka is a Grade 8 learner at Madibane High School in Soweto, one of the schools whose learners participated in the historical June 16 march 40 years ago. This is his take on the youth of today.

The day in '76 when all hell broke loose in Langa

2016-06-17 13:30

While many people associate June 16, 1976, with Soweto, pupils also protested in Cape Town and elsewhere in the months that followed.

#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.


It starts with just one man

2017-06-18 05:53

Men must come to the party and nurture their children, especially the boy child, if we are to succeed in ending this vicious cycle of fatherlessness, writes Mbuyiselo Botha.

Zuma throws shade with some Shakespeare

2017-06-16 15:39

President Jacob Zuma bandied about some of the bard’s most famous lines from Julius Caesar and Macbeth during an address to young people in Ventersdorp.

Boipatong a sea of red as thousands of EFF supporters descend

2017-06-16 12:50

Thousands of EFF supporters, clad in their characteristic red T-shirts and berets, filled up the Boipatong Stadium, in the Vaal, ahead of the Youth Day celebrations on Friday. WATCH 2 VIDEOS

WATCH: 1976 leader says education must still transform in SA

News24 speaks to June 16, 1976 student leader Dan Montsitsi who talks about the importance of commemorating the 1976 uprisings, instead of simply seeing it as "a party day". Watch.

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'Learn to love learning' - Engen celebrates South African youth on June 16

2017-06-12 11:42

This Youth Day, Engen is celebrating the bright futures of their recent graduates of the 2016 Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS). - Sponsored

#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.

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.

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