What Is Youth Day In South Africa


What Is Youth Day In South Africa ? The commemoration of Youth Day this year marks the 37th anniversary of the 16 June Soweto uprising and was celebrated under the theme “Working together for youth development and a drug free South Africa”. The national Youth Day commemoration took place in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

What does Youth Day mean in South Africa?

Why do South Africans celebrate Youth Day? This public holiday is an honor to Mzansi’s young people who opposed the apartheid regime and helped our country, South Africa attain independence. Colonialists killed and jailed too many Black young people during the 1976 Soweto Uprising.

What do we do on Youth Day South Africa?

Youth Day commemorates the Soweto Uprising, which took place on 16 June 1976, where thousands of students were ambushed by the apartheid regime. On Youth Day, South Africans pay tribute to the lives of these students and recognises the role of the youth in the liberation of South Africa from the apartheid regime.

Importance of Youth Day In South Africa

On this important day, let’s join hands across generations to break down barriers, and work as one to achieve a more equitable, just and inclusive world for all people.

Frequently Asked Questions About Youth Day In South Africa

What is the significance of Youth Day 2022?

This year, the International Youth Day’s theme is “intergenerational solidarity: creating a world for all ages”. The purpose is to amplify the message that action is needed from all generations to achieve the Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs, and leave no one behind.

Did you know facts about Youth Day?

Interesting facts about Youth Day

  • Youth Day is to commemorate the Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976. …
  • Youth Day was initially known as Soweto Day among the supporters of the ANC, but it was officially made a public holiday after Nelson Mandela became president in 1994.

What is the theme for youth Month 2022 in South Africa?

It is against this backdrop that the African Union Commission is celebrating Africa Youth Month in November 2022, under the theme “Breaking The Barriers to Meaningful Youth Participation and Inclusion In Advocacy”

How do South Africa remember Youth Day?

Apart from educating themselves, many South Africans also spend Youth Day helping underprivileged children in schools or orphanages across the country – either by donating their time or resources to aid in their education. As visitors to South Africa, you can celebrate Youth Day by visiting Soweto and Vilakazi Street.

When was Youth Day first celebrated in SA?

In 1995, the South African Government officially declared 16 June a national public holiday, in recognition of the sacrifices and contributions of the youth in the struggle against apartheid. Ever since, Youth Day is commemorated every year in South Africa. Hlongwane, A, K.

Source ; scoutafrica.net

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