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Updated Statement on the Soweto Youth Golf Day in commemoration of Youth Day

JOHANNESBURG, 18 June 2021 – The much-anticipated #SowetoYouthGolfDay could unfortunately not take place as scheduled on 16 June 2021. This is due...

Play Your Part Ambassador to host #SowetoYouthGolfDay in commemoration of Youth Day

  JOHANNESBURG, 14 June 2021 – On 16 June 2021, Play Your Part Ambassador Thato ‘TT’ Mbha will be...

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE AND LIVING THE LEGACY OF THE CLASS OF ’76

The morning of 16 June 1976, a day that changed the course of South Africa’s history, to protest against apartheid and its “Bantu education”...

Youth Day Statement 2019

1976 TO 2019: South Africa`s youth is more than ready to honour the sacrifices of their counterparts from 1976 "Sometimes it falls upon a generation...

Youth Day Statement 2019

1976 TO 2019: South Africa`s youth is more than ready to honour the sacrifices of their counterparts from 1976 "Sometimes it falls upon a generation...

Quotable OR Tambo

Born in 1917, OR Tambo would have been 100 years old this year. He is remembered as a selfless and accessible leader, as a man...

21st-century South Africans need to leave a lasting legacy

Play Your Part/ Sowetan DialoguesCommemorating Youth Day, the 18 June Sowetan Dialogues asked South Africa's young people to consider the legacy they want to leave for their children.

On this day 50 years ago: Mandela arrives at Robben Island

Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.

Youth urged to ‘take up today’s freedom challenges’

While the youth of 1976 fought against apartheid, young South Africans of today should take up the fight against apathy, unemployment and HIV/Aids, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said at the launch of Youth Month in Soweto on Monday.

South Africa on the hunt for new Bafana coach

The South African Football Association has begun the search for a new coach to "rebuild the brand" of the country's national football team, Bafana Bafana, after deciding not to renew current coach Gordon Igesund's two-year contract.