youth day

Ensuring inclusivity and welfare for youth with disabilities

The South African Constitution is celebrated as one of the best in the world, set upon the values of human dignity, the...

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...

Strengthening Nation Brand advocacy amongst South Africans in Paris, London and Washington D.C.

Brand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans...

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...

Brand South Africa partners with the Sunday Times Gen Next in redefining the coolest...

Johannesburg, Tuesday 11 June 2019 – Ahead of youth day, Brand South Africa, through its Play Your Part programme, has partnered with the Sunday...

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

At the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa's youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017....

Churches call for a united South Africa this Youth Month

South Africans of all colours marched to Orlando Stadium in Soweto, joining the call of the South African Council of Churches for us to...

From jiggy bots to satellites for South African girls

It was a different sort of a Youth Day for girls taking part in a workshop to build robots. It was the first step in a programme through which they will end up building Africa's first private satellite.

Recollections of 16 June 1976

A planned, peaceful protest in Soweto against Afrikaans as the teaching medium in schools on 16 June 1976 became one of the most pivotal days in South Africa's history. After the police opened fire on the mainly child protestors, the march quickly changed from peaceful to chaotic. Those who were there shared their memories.