South Africans will commemorate Youth Day on 16 June under the theme”Together We Can Do More to Build Infrastructure and Fight Youth Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality”. The day recognises the brave youth who on 16 June 1976, stood up against the apartheid government’s Bantu education laws. It further honours the hundreds of school children who died on that day – a day that changed the course of the country’s history. Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, said that the official event, which will be presided over by President Jacob Zuma, will be held in Wolfson, KwaZakhele Stadium, in Port Elizabeth. June will also see the commemoration of the 10th World Day Against Child Labour. The day will put a spotlight on the rights of children and how they can be protected from child labour.
On June 12, 2012, A View From the Housefocused on the youth of South Africa. June is Youth Month and Parliament too has dedicated this month to the youth.
View From the House part 2
View From the House part 3