Celebrating 46 Years | anniversary of the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto when young people protested against the imposition of Afrikaans as the language of instruction for schools by the Apartheid regime.
We commemorate Youth Month, not just for the sacrifices of the class of 1976. We also commemorate Youth of TODAY, to remind them that they are powerful, revolutionaries... innovators, it is time the youth shape the future they want to live in.
It is time we empower them, celebrate and remember that time the youth took a decision to shape their future. This is in their memory...
"South Africa is fortunate to have a youthful nation. However, the recent unemployment statistics pertaining to young people is cause for concern. The 2020 fourth quarter Labour Force Survey found that about 8,6 million young people aged between 15 and 34 years are not in education and not in employment.
In helping drawing more young people into the economy, government has under the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention initiated various youth development and empowerment initiatives to support young people.
It ranges from formal education and training; learnerships and internships as well as support for youth entrepreneurship. Our initiatives provide the necessary support for young people to take on their challenges and win." ~https://www.gov.za/YouthMonth2022