Young people share mixed sentiments on Youth Day’s significance

16 June 2019, 9:24 PM
Young people in the Free State say the youth of 1976 opened doors for them and they will do everything in their power to take advantage of opportunities available for them.
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Road fatalities increase on Limpopo roads 16 June 2019, 7:47 PM

Three more people have died and 15 others injured in another crash in Limpopo.

Steve Biko Foundation
Former East London mayor urges youth to embrace education 16 June 2019, 6:23 PM

Former mayor of the East London based Buffalo City Metro, Dr Sindisile Maclean, has encouraged the youth to take their education seriously and to be wary of social ills.

Sihle Zikalala
Zikalala encourages youth to avoid social ills 16 June 2019, 3:41 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has urged young people to avoid teenage pregnancy and substance abuse and start their own businesses.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Youth must take advantage of opportunities: Ramaphosa 16 June 2019, 1:39 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the youth of 1976, describing that generation as brave young men and women who declared a war against oppression.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce new programmes to tackle rising unemployment among young South Africans.
WATCH: National Youth Day Celebrations 16 June 2019, 11:12 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the  Youth Day keynote address at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. 

Winde promises youth more access to education, skills development 16 June 2019, 11:02 AM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says youth unemployment in the country is unacceptably high. He says education and skills development are the key to unlocking the future for many young people.

Six burnt beyond recognition in Limpopo collision 16 June 2019, 10:37 AM

Six people have burnt beyond recognition after a head-on collision between Giyani and Polokwane in Limpopo on Sunday morning. 

Ramaphosa expected to address youth unemployment 16 June 2019, 8:27 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Sunday commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the keynote address at the National Youth Day event to be held at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.

Cele calls for shut down of hijacked buildings 15 June 2019, 6:52 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for the shut down of hijacked buildings as they are often believed to be a hive of criminal activities.

Police Minister Bheki Cele
Yeoville community expresses anger over crime 15 June 2019, 5:33 PM

The Yeoville community in Johannesburg has expressed anger over the high crime rate in the suburb.

Placards of stop sexual violence against women and girls held up
Ex-prisoner arrested for alleged attack on woman in Ladysmith 15 June 2019, 4:31 PM

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old girl during a failed rape attempt in the Matiwane area at Ladysmith, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

SADTU
SADTU launches campaign against violence in schools 15 June 2019, 2:49 PM

SADTU in the Free State and their Lesotho counterparts have launched a campaign against violence in schools.

A tribute to Raymond Louw: a great South African editor and determined activist 15 June 2019, 2:36 PM

There are dictators and autocrats who are breathing a little easier today. The intolerant, the narrow-minded, the scared, the defensive, the haters of freedom and particularly freedom of speech, are watching us lay to rest the man who never left them alone.

Forest High learner laid to rest 15 June 2019, 1:44 PM

The funeral of the Forest High School pupil who was stabbed to death, was held at the Portuguese Church in La Rochelle, south of Johannesburg on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Daniel Bakwela was fatally stabbed outside the school, allegedly by a fellow pupil, Mohamed Mwela.

A car involved in an accident in Limpopo.
Two dead, scores injured after bus collision 15 June 2019, 12:05 PM

Paramedics from ER24 and various rescue services, including disaster management, arrived on the scene and found people sitting and lying near the bus.

SAA plane
Weather conditions cause flight delays 15 June 2019, 7:47 AM

South Africa Airways (SAA) says fog at the OR Tambo International Airport, resulted in Friday's delays and diversions of a number of inbound flights. Nine flights had to be diverted to other airports.

Naledi Lethoba
Community demands student murder suspect be denied bail 14 June 2019, 8:35 PM

Student organisation SASCO wants jail time for the 19 year-old suspect, accused of murdering 21 year-old Naledi Lethoba from Welkom.

Raymond Louw
Raymond Louw laid to rest 14 June 2019, 8:29 PM

Veteran journalist and media freedom activist, Raymond Louw has been described as a relentless fighter, unwavering in his principles.

Court
Former North West deputy police commissioner’s trial postponed till August 14 June 2019, 7:18 PM

The trial of former North West deputy police commissioner, General William Mpembe, and three senior police officers, charged with allegedly concealing the death of one of the 34 mine workers killed in Marikana has been postponed to the 12th of August.

Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi to prioritise Early Childhood Development 14 June 2019, 4:11 PM

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi says his first priority for his second term is Early Childhood Development (ECD ).

Fresh hope for families of killed Marikana mine workers 14 June 2019, 3:42 PM

There's fresh hope for accountability on some of the deaths of 34 mine workers killed by police in Marikana, in August 2012.

SABC election coverage was fair: Media Monitoring Africa 14 June 2019, 11:46 AM

Media Monitoring Africa Director William Bird says despite the public broadcaster’s financial situation, the SABC managed to deliver overwhelmingly fair election coverage.

Court gavel
11 eThekwini municipality workers in court for public violence 14 June 2019, 10:50 AM

Eleven eThekwini municipality workers who were arrested for public violence last month are on Friday appearing in the Durban Magistrate's court.

Pelonomi hospital
Man accused of attempting to rape doctor expected to apply for bail on Friday 14 June 2019, 10:07 AM

The 30 year old man who is accused of the attempted rape of an intern doctor at the Pelonomi hospital in Bloemfontein is expected to apply for bail in the local magistrate's court on Friday.

Early Childhood Development Centre
Parents urged to check legitimacy of ECD Centres 14 June 2019, 6:32 AM

The Gauteng Department of Social Development has urged parents to check the legitimacy of an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres prior to enrolling their children.

Unemployment
SASCO to lead a Youth Alliance march against unemployment on Friday 14 June 2019, 5:48 AM

Student's Congress, SASCO, will be leading a Gauteng Progressive Youth Alliance march against youth unemployment in Johannesburg on Friday morning.

No praise singer at next week’s SONA 13 June 2019, 9:27 PM

For the first time in the history of a democratic South Africa, the President will not have a praise singer to usher him into the chamber during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) ceremony.

Council calls for comprehensive TB, HIV screening at mining companies 13 June 2019, 8:42 PM

The Mine Health and Safety Council says more pressure should be placed on mining companies to ensure comprehensive Tuberculosis  (TB) and HIV screening as well as treatment at work places.

People with albinism still face discrimination, abuse: ASSA 13 June 2019, 7:01 PM

People with Albinism still face multiple forms of discrimination and abuse, this according to the Albinism Society of South Africa.

Defence argues that IPID failed to discharge its duties after Marikana tragedy 13 June 2019, 6:44 PM

The defence team in the trial of Former North West Deputy Police Commissioner, William Mpembe, and three senior officials have told the High Court in the province that IPID failed to discharge its constitutional duties after the Marikana tragedy.